How to Make Money Blogging Ever since I moved to Seoul, South Korea, I have had a number of people ask me how to make money blogging. Some of these people were talented writers without URL’s, some were experts in the field of Korean beauty. Most of these people had a variety of things in…
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Repatriation Fears: 10 Reasons I’m Afraid to Leave Korea
As my plans beyond my final contract in Korea begin to solidify, so do my repatriation fears. Surviving “reverse culture shock” is daunting, and a very real challenge. I’ve been reading articles with titles like “Moving Home with Dignity” and “Top Tips for Repatriation”. I just want to live on an imaginary beach far away…
Cya Later, Seoul: Things I’ll Miss About Korea
So Long, Korea! My life here has been incredible, but even in Neverland you’ll find you have your ups and downs. Last week, to the dismay of many on Facebook, I wrote about the things I hate about living as a foreigner (expat) in Korea. This week, on a more positive note, I’m sharing just…
Am I an Expat Travel Burnout?
Am I an expat travel burnout? I’m beginning to think I might be. Tomorrow night I’m leaving Seoul to travel to Nanjing, Taipei, and Qingdao. I’ll be taking 4 flights in 5 days. What am I thinking? What was I thinking booking circular flights for such a short period of time? I feel nervous because…
One Night in Bangkok
I wish I had known what an amazing location this actually was, but in the heavy rain and with the drinking ban due to the election, I was very happy to enjoy a lovely meal, a glass of champagne, and a quiet night in my luxurious hotel room.
Great Spring & Summer Date Spots in Seoul
The blogs I read before coming to Korea all had one particular common post that kind of irks me now that I live here. The majority of them stated that a single, straight woman over the age of 21 or 22 would have a tough time dating.
Hipmunk Hotels: Cheapest Hotels in Herndon, Wheeling, Reston, Richmond, and Warwick!
This past weekend, someone asked me to list all the places in the United States and Canada to which I had traveled. I’ve taken a number of road-trips with my Mom throughout Southern Ontario, but we’ve never crossed a border into the American Northeast.
Why TEFL Now?
What are the differences among TEFL, TEYL, TESOL, TESL, CELTA, etc.? In the simplest of terms, they are different levels and methods of teaching English to non-native English speakers. TESL certifications are widely regarded as methods for teachers of non-native English speakers and immigrants to English speaking countries. TESOL and TEFL are geared more toward those who want to teach English in non-English speaking countries. Bingo! That’s me!
Losing Weight and Keeping it off while Traveling
Before I left Toronto to teach ESL in Korea, many of my friends (some leaner than others) told me that I would drop weight like crazy in Korea since the diet is so healthy and full of fermented dishes. While it is true that the traditional dishes can be quite healthy, they they aren’t always, and the ones that are also lack flavour.
…and they’re off (-track Horse Racing at Walkerhill)
Let’s Run: A case where going “Off Track” is a good thing.
The new facilities at the Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul, which opened Friday June 3rd, 2016, are clean and quiet. This is a far cry from what I would have imagined having been to some of the casinos throughout Asia. A few juicy details to note before jumping into the nitty-gritty.
Candidly Kate: Where to Teach in Korea
In a country the size of Indiana, you would think that the two largest cities would have similar lifestyles. After spending a year in Busan I thought I have conquered Korea enough to hit the capital. Could I have been more wrong?
The Bucket List: Round II
On Saturday I participated in a press tour organized by the municipality of Seoul in collaboration with the Korean Food Foundation. Seoul Bloggers and Photographers went for a meet, greet, walking tour of the old city, and lunch. I’m so incredibly honoured to have been invited. We had a wonderful day with a great tour guide and I managed to cross off even more places I had been hoping to visit. Having lived in Korea for a year, I’d like to present Round II of my Bucket List, this edition being all Seoul. As I’ve already managed to visit many of the places on my initial list, I’ll give a little information and/or an opinion on each, and then list the remainder at the end. One thing’s for sure – it’s never a dull time living in Seoul!