It’s been about two weeks since we left quarantine. I wanted to write about this sooner but I have instead taken time to adjust to our new apartment on the UNIST campus and orienting myself. UNIST stands for the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology. And as far as universities go it is relatively new… Continue reading Quarantine in Seoul
I may have lied in the title. I did not think our first year of marriage would involve a pandemic. I definitely did not think our first year would involve a move to South Korea, partnered with a separate two week quarantine- but here we are. I want to cover my South Korea adventures in… Continue reading Moving overseas mid-Pandemic in 25 simple steps
I am so behind on posts... Do you ever fall off the rails a little? It is nice that we have been able to go out more now that it's warmer so I have a bunch of day trips to post about! We still haven't taken on Seoul.. only because COVID has made us weary… Continue reading Ulsan Petroglyph Museum
I love heights. Ben... not so much. But even he enjoyed Songdo Cable Car whilst we were in Busan. Anyone else kind of want to be able to dive in? For our last day in Busan we headed to the famous cable car. Located in Songdohaebyeon-ro it is well worth it and a simple bus… Continue reading Busan adventures in a cable car
What a view, right? We had been worried we would have nothing to do today. A lot of things and places were closed for the holiday but luckily, we decided to try our luck in Gamcheon and I am so glad we did! Gamcheon cultural village is a seaside district in Busan made up of… Continue reading Busan for Seollal – Day two at Gamcheon Cultural Village
It has been a quick minute since I have posted on here. I have had some stuff due for uni and with COVID restrictions and the cold weather I hadn't had a lot to write about as we weren't going anywhere new. BUT! We finally ventured beyond Ulsan over the Seollal (Lunar New Year) weekend… Continue reading Busan for Seollal – Day one
I braved the city last week and finally visited the library- Something I had been wanting to do for weeks but that I had been avoiding. I think I was worried I would be disappointed, maybe? I was very wrong! I had been worried there wouldn't be much of a range of books written in… Continue reading A trip to Ulsan Metropolitan Library
An oceanside temple, Korean Bbq, Bayleys spiked coffee in the park- New Years was pretty great this year. Whilst Ben was stuck at work I travelled about 45 minutes outside of Ulsan- Thank god for good friends with cars! HaeDong Yong Gung is a Buddhist temple positioned on the rocky coastline. It was constructed in… Continue reading New Years Eve at Yong Gung Temple
2020 was a big year. But it ended with us enjoying our first Christmas living in South Korea! It was not our first Christmas away from home- technically that was two years ago on holiday in Scotland. That is one of my most favorite travel memories- a rowdy Christmas Eve followed by a recovering Christmas… Continue reading Our first Expat Christmas.
I haven't posted in a while. Unfortunately, COVID cases are increasing for Ulsan which means cafes and pubs are restricting hours again. It's necessary but it still sucks. I don't really have a topic for today but we went out for some AMAZING food last week and I wanted to share. BIBIMBAP CAFE We visited… Continue reading Eat, drink, sleep, repeat.
I would have one dollar. It's not a lot but it's worth mentioning that it happened even once. This weekend I had one of my most memorable experiences in Ulsan yet and it ended with this view. Ben and I had arranged to go to a vegetarian restaurant with friends we met at JJ's pub… Continue reading If I had a dollar for every time I ended up drinking beer barefoot in a Pagoda at 1 am..
I was listening to the Expat cast recently and Nicole was talking about how easy it is to minimise day to day experiences when talking to family and friends. "I went shopping today" doesn't really tell the person I'm talking to what it looks like now that I'm in a different country. When we first… Continue reading A visit to the grocery store in Guyeong-Ri.