Thoughts on Love & Leaving Korea

Love is a funny thing.  Sometimes it shows you the path to the rest of your life and at others it shrouds the future for fear of losing that beautiful connection that two souls have created.  I find myself torn in two vastly different directions and my emotions will surely be the biggest victim of Read More …

What will I do after Korea?

What will I do after Korea?  I love Korea and she’s been good to me for the past 3 years.  But these last few months have been filled with introspection.  There’s a strong likelihood I’m leaving Korea after this contract.  I feel as though writing this post makes it even more probable but only time Read More …

Getting a Vietnam Visa

When you travel to Vietnam you MUST pre-order a Visa.  Most airlines won’t let you on the plane without proof of a visa.  The good news is its really easy to order one and very affordable.  When I went to Vietnam I was overwhelmed by all the choices for Visa on arrival.  I sorted through Read More …

Recovering from a tendon tear & ankle sprain

A few weeks ago I stumbled on the last step of my run.  Shortly after I had an unusual experience at a Korean orthopedist.  Last week I sat here writing this post with an air cast and hopes of running again soon.  The doctor’s official diagnosis translated as “maybe minor tendon tear” and I’m on 4 different prescriptions. Read More …

El Nido – Turning 30 in Paradise

El Nido is far and away the most paradisaical location I’ve ever had the pleasure of vacationing in.  This Filipino Island is consistently ranked as the top beach in the world.  After traveling to blissful places like Thailand’s Koh Phi Phi and Philippines’s Boracay’s white beach before El Nido, I wholeheartedly defend El Nido’s superiority.  It was these very rankings coupled with dozens Read More …

To the doctor – Korea style

Going to the doctor is rarely a fun experience, unless of course you’ve got a cute nurse.  Then again that was your doctor’s office back home.  In Korea going to the doctor can be a tough and downright frightening experience.  Not being able to communicate means you don’t understand whats wrong with you, what treatment you are getting Read More …

Night Tours at Korean Royal Palaces

***I’ve been getting questions about ticket reservations. Both times I went without reserving tickets ahead of time. One time we arrived at 715 the other 8pm and we got in without any issue. Contact me or comment below if you get in or have any other info*** Gyeongbukgung Palace is having a special Moonlight Tour Read More …

A busy month ending with an OUCH!

This post is a life update for my family, friends and loyal readers.  I’ll continue with the regular travel postings shortly now that this masters class has finished! Monday night I went for a Spartan Training run up the mountain behind my house.  The workout was pretty intense with 8 hill/stair sprints, a hundred squats and Read More …

Holi Hai – Busan – Bangawoyo

After a great day at Jinhae’s Cherry Blossom Festival our Bangawoyo tour headed to Busan to party it up Indian style at Holi Hai. Holi Hai 16 Day Indian festival welcoming spring South Korea celebrates in Busan Holi Hai is the biggest celebration in the world with over 1.2 billion people participating across the globe. Read More …