Moving in Korea

Moving to a foreign country can be tough and somehow moving within that country can be even harder.  I’ve moved apartments twice and this weekend picked up furniture for the second time in one of the strangest Korean experiences I’ve ever had.  The full story is below but I’m gonna give you some of the basics of Read More …

UNESCO exhibit at Seoul Art Center’s Hanagaram Museum

It is with great pleasure that I announce my photos are on exhibit at Seoul Arts Center!  The Hanagaram Museum is hosting a UNESCO exhibit and they accepted 4 of my photos from Vietnam & Korea.  The Hanagaram Museum is often referred to as the “best fine art museum in Seoul” and on the 3rd Read More …

Banking frustrations living abroad

Banking abroad is possibly the most frustrating aspect of living in another country.  About a month ago I converted a large sum of Korean Won to US Dollars and sent it via KB (Kookmin Bank) using an ACH transfer recommended by my US bank.  Lucky me the money bounced back a few days later due Read More …

Paying your Korean Electric Bill

Korean utilities can be difficult to pay and even harder to understand.  I usually just pay without thinking about it but in case you’re interested in any of those electric bill charges KEPCO has provided a foreigner friendly translation.  Click on the blue + next to each line for a detailed explanation! The only way Read More …

6 ways to enjoy the holidays while living abroad

Here are 6 simple ways to brighten your holidays if you are a long way from home! This year I’ll be celebrating my holidays outside of the United States for the first time.  Heck its my first time really being away from home!   Yeah, sure I was away from home at college near Boston Read More …

My first Korean sentence – I love monkeys!

I taught myself to read Hangul in the first few months here.  I can now read with about 70% accuracy.  I mix up vowels a lot but am confident that will come with more practice. I started a Korean Class last week and am getting the textbook next week.  Its been helpful with learning basic grammar 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 …