The Beauty of Convenience Stores in South Korea

When you think about convenience stores, you put emphasis on the word “convenient”. Many places or countries may say they have convenience stores, but are far from being ‘convenient’ since they are located far from residential areas. However, convenience stores in South Korea live up to their name. Convenience stores in South Korea are everywhere, […]

3 Essential Korean Apps I’ve Used As A Foreigner

In my first few days living and working in Korea, I quickly discovered what it was like to care for myself in a foreign country. I grew familiar with three popular apps that are essential for my two months stay here. If you have plans to come to Korea, these are my recommendations for you! […]

My First Week in Seoul: Ordering Food with Korean Phrases as a Foreigner

Before coming to Korea, I had never been immersed in an environment where I wasn’t able to communicate or understand the space I was in. I wondered to myself: How was I going to navigate this country as someone who does not speak or understand the language?  If you don’t have experience with Korean, just […]

Summer Essentials When Visiting Korea

/*! elementor – v3.21.0 – 08-05-2024 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} In recent years, South Korea has become a very popular travel destination for families, friend groups, couples, literally everyone to fly to as a summer trip. While Korea is an amazing destination to travel to no matter your age or where you come […]

The Mental Toils of Navigating Alone in Seoul

/*! elementor – v3.15.0 – 09-08-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} People make me feel overwhelmed. I am a true introvert at heart. In the warmth of summer, my day of choice is spent with fingers sore from bouldering, cat-curled in an armchair with a Salley Rooney book, and sweating over the blistering heat […]

Seongsu: Land of Pop-Up Stores

/*! elementor – v3.15.0 – 02-08-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} Imagine a Disneyland Mainstreet but for shopaholics, where every other building is a vintage or pop-up store. That’s what Seongsu-dong is like. Located right next to Seoul Forest, Seongsu is a hot spot for everyone who enjoys spending their free time browsing aesthetic […]

My Kimchi Making Experience in Seoul

/*! elementor – v3.14.0 – 26-06-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} During the first week of July, I had the opportunity to experience learning how to make a kimchi taught by a local through the kimchi making academy located in Seoul. The experience was very fun and foreigner friendly. It is a must try […]

Learning the Districts of Seoul: Gangnam, Itaewon, Hongdae

/*! elementor – v3.14.0 – 26-06-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} From an Australian perspective, understanding the many districts in Seoul and how to get to them was an educational challenge. In Perth, Western Australia there are not many districts and it is mainly divided into suburbs. Suburbs however can be compared to neighbourhoods […]

K-Pop Cupsleeve Events in Korea

/*! elementor – v3.14.0 – 26-06-2023 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=”.svg”]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} I knew before coming to Korea that I definitely wanted to experience the K-Pop fandom culture here whether through attending a concert, fan-organized events, or even trying to attend a weekly music show. Upon my arrival in Korea, it has been such a […]

My Top 4 Favorite Cafes in the Hongdae Area

One of the things I was most excited about when coming to Korea was the cafes! I started researching and saving cafes and bakeries that piqued my interest months before my flight but I still was not prepared for all the cafes I would walk past that drew me in. Everywhere I have gone so […]