Living overseas, South Korea

Things I wish had known before buying a car in Korea

We got a car back in February and I honestly haven't spoken about it until now because it was A LITTLE HECTIC. First and foremost The main reason I want to document this series of events was because it was a little stressful- for a few reasons. It is no secret that I get stressed… Continue reading Things I wish had known before buying a car in Korea

South Korea

Busan for Seollal – Day two at Gamcheon Cultural Village

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

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A trip to Ulsan Metropolitan Library

I braved the city today 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 English. I… Continue reading A trip to Ulsan Metropolitan Library

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If I had a dollar for every time I ended up drinking beer barefoot in a Pagoda at 1 am..

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..

Ulsan

A visit to the grocery store in Guyeong-Ri.

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.

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A stroll along Ilsan Beach and through Daewangam Park

Ilsan Beach (일산 해변) I have found leaving the house sometimes difficult since moving. I get really comfortable in our cosy, two bedroom apartment. I have routines, patterns. Before moving here I didn’t think I would struggle with exploring. When we go on holidays I am the first person to plan a day out to… Continue reading A stroll along Ilsan Beach and through Daewangam Park

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Moving overseas mid-Pandemic in 25 simple steps

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