My Road Less Traveled

Traveler. Teacher. Food lover. Happiness seeker.

And so it begins

Boy what a crazy ride this has been so far and I’m only 5 days in. So far I have take two motor tricycle rides, went cliff jumping, took a water taxi, met a ton of cool people and partied (a lot). I don’t really remember what I was expecting , but this for sure […]

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One Adventure Ends & Another Begins

The past three days have been f’ing stressful. That’s the only way I know how to start this. Leaving Korea has been ten times more stressful than when I arrived. On Tuesday I moved out of my apartment. Even though I had gone home in January and taken home more than 120 pounds worth of […]

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Home and Back

As I write this I’m currently flying over the Pacific Ocean. I’m tired, headachy and unable to get a wink of shut eye. My mind is racing a million miles a minute; thinking nonstop about things I didn’t get to do at home, things I left at home, and everything in between – and it’s […]

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LASIK in South Korea

Last Friday I went under the laser for LASIK eye surgery in Busan, South Korea.  Getting LASIK done in Korea is extremely attractive to foreign residents because of low cost compared to many of our home countries.  My surgery, including follow-up appointments cost me ₩1,300,000.  That equates to roughly $1,200 USD.  This price is only […]

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Booking Travel and Freaking Out

Let me start off with this, I came to Korea to travel.  Of course I wanted to experience living in Asia, but I also knew that I’d walk away with a huge chunk of change with which I could afford to fund a long trip around Southeast Asia; a three and a half month trip […]

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Thanksgiving in Korea!

This past Thursday was Thanksgiving, and one of the few times here in Korea where I’ve really wanted to hop on a plane and head home.  The holidays are always particularly hard, especially when it’s a holiday that brings home old friends, brings family together and provides some pretty freaking awesome food. This year, however, […]

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How to Pack for a Year Abroad

Packing sucks. Packing for a year sucks even worse. Trying to compress your life and belongings into two fifty pound suitcases is a challenge to say the least. Add to that, four seasons. Sounds impossible right? It kind of is. I’ve now packed for long term (6 months or more of living abroad) more than […]

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Busan Fireworks Festival Awesomeness

October 26-28, 2012 marked the 8th anniversary of the Busan Fireworks Festival.  A weekend of activities at and around Gwangalli beach, the fireworks festival was something I’ve been looking forward to since finding out I’d be living in Busan.  The weekend started off a little shaky, with the 50 minute firework show originally scheduled for […]

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Taiwan: A Taipei Food Tour!

Last weekend was Korea’s Thanksgiving holiday known as Chuseok.  Koreans scattered all over the country to visit family and celebrate the holiday, while foreigners did the opposite – they fled.  The holiday fell on a Monday leaving most English teachers with a 5-day weekend, and as we do, we traveled.  Myself and a group of […]

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Finding Meaning & Finding Yourself

This year, Yom Kippur couldn’t have come at a better time. I have been doing a lot of self-reflection lately. I have spending a lot of time trying to figure out things in my life; where I have wronged others, where I have wronged myself and how to make things right. Am I where I […]

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