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Seven Reasons to Visit Jeonju, South Korea

A two hour train ride south of Seoul in the heart of Korea's breadbasket is Jeonju (전주). It's is the capital city of the rural province Jeollabukdo (전라북도), where I lived for my first two years in Korea. Now that I've moved up to the suburbs of Seoul, it's nearly shocking to me how few people… Continue reading Seven Reasons to Visit Jeonju, South Korea

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Gyeongbokgung: Korea’s Premier Palace

Crowning the north of the gray concrete metropolis of Seoul like an ornate diadem is Gyeongbokgung, a magnificent palace built in 1394 by King Taejo, the founder and first king of Korea's Joseon Dynasty. It remained the principle palace until 1592, when the first of many tragedies struck. Gyeongbokgung's history mirrors that of many historical places… Continue reading Gyeongbokgung: Korea’s Premier Palace

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Moving to Korea: The Ultimate Packing Guide

You’ve made the choice to move to Korea, bought your (one way!) plane ticket, and now you’re getting ready to pack.  I'll be honest here: I packed for Korea the night before I moved there. It was not my smartest move, so learn from my mistakes! Though, to be honest, the very fact that you're… Continue reading Moving to Korea: The Ultimate Packing Guide

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What to Eat in Lille, France

In a past life, before I moved to Korea to teach English, I studied and then interned at the Université Catholique de Lille in Lille, France, a city on the Belgian border located about an hour north of Paris via train. The year I spent in Lille was my first time living abroad, and my… Continue reading What to Eat in Lille, France

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Teaching English in Korea: A Haphazard Guide to EPIK

Ever since I was little, I've had a proclivity to adventure. I always knew I wanted to make the most of my life, which is why nearly three years ago, I made the decision to leave my exciting life drawing hearts in latte foam for minimum wage in the States behind and move abroad. I… Continue reading Teaching English in Korea: A Haphazard Guide to EPIK