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It’s been about six months since I came back to the United States from Korea. Saying that the wanderlust bug is back would be an understatement. The 15 months that I spent in Asia were thrilling, frightening, exhausting, delicious, and overall, amazing. I can’t wait to go back. Now that I’ve had some time to …

This was the first year I lived somewhere that has more than one season (unless you count slightly more prevalence of rain). I know that’s probably baffling for a lot of people, including my boyfriend who walked around in the dead of Korean winter with a t-shirt on. For me, though, it was a big deal. …

It’s a miracle! (Screamed the guy in the intro of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and also the French Ambassador that discovered the Jindo Sea parting, now turned festival). But honestly, would you believe me if I told you that the northern end of the East China Sea has the ability to part like the Red Sea? Guys, it really …

Every week I tell the story behind a photograph featuring the portrait of a person that made me smile or scream out to the world, “You go, you!”. Sometimes they’re about capturing a moment, other times they’re about the story that surrounds it. To see more Portraits Around the World, click here. I have to confess, I kind of feel …

I’ve been looking forward to the end of spring for one reason: lots of beach time (and the sandcastles that come with it). Call me snobby, but I wasn’t expecting the beaches in South Korea to be quite as beautiful as they are. When my friend Lauren (who originally came to Korea with me) told …

“What does it mean when a Korean couple wears the same outfit?” “… Well, what exactly are the DVD rooms for?” “My friend went on a date and she told me that…” “When a girl says no to a date… that’s a good thing? Why???” “Minji… I don’t understand.” Oh, the conversation that fly around …