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One of the things no one tells you about moving abroad is that it’s hard. Everyone’s experience is different, but personally I think it’s the type of hard that makes you forget why you picked up and moved in the first place… There’s few people I know who haven’t felt this at least once in …

In 3 weeks I have been: overwhelmed by the Daegu smell on the streets and in my apartment, pushed by an Ajusshi (elderly man) in the subway, angrily yelled at by a store clerk, lost in the heat for over 2 hours, the accidental consumer of chicken hearts, heard unknowingly cursing in the grocery store …

There’s something common among travelers… an air of dissatisfaction, a mouth-watering craving, a constant yearning. I was reading a travel blog I came across recently, Geckos Tales, where he wrote about “24 Words That Describe Travel Better Than You Thought Possible.” It’s true; most of these words seem to embody my spirit in one form or …

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what normal means to me. Is there even a sensible use of the word? My definition of normal changes with every encounter and experience, whether that experience has come from traveling or just my everyday life. One thing is true no matter what: people do not cease to amaze me. Life …