Buying a laptop, camera, or any electronics in Seoul

This post was from my first time buying a laptop.   Check out my follow up with tips on how to get the best prices and a guide to shopping in Korea! I came to Korea with a Samsung Galaxy and a tablet, the Nook HD.  Together I had internet when I needed it and it Read More …

A bullet train to Tokyo, where weirdness is only trumped by deliciousness

Shinkansen to Tokyo After spending the weekend in Shimanto City made our way to Tokyo for a 48 hour stay.  My travel buddies Susan and Steph joined me for whatwould be a LONG train ride, the first 5 hours of gorgeous rivers, forests and ocean views were on a standard train before we were able Read More …

Buying a Laptop in Seoul

Whether you’re looking for a component, piece of hardware or a whole new machine Yongsan is the place to go.  It has a few big advantages over online shopping, mainly that you can physically try out or see what your buying.  Its a great way to price compare with different vendors and if you can speak Read More …

Switching to a Korean Phone

Switching to a Korean phone network was was easy, or so I thought.  I checked with Verizon when buying the phone and before I left for Korea, my globally activated Samsung Galaxy Nexus would work here.  I was told all I needed was a new SIM card and I could join another network.  Just to Read More …