My Road Less Traveled

Traveler. Teacher. Food lover. Happiness seeker.

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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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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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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Best. Day. Ever.

This past Saturday was by far the best and most perfect day I’ve had in Korea so far.  Early afternoon eight of us met up at Jagalchi Fish Market, the largest fish market in Korea, with one goal in mind – sannakji aka live octopus. Saturday was a beautiful day – probably the nicest since […]

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Indian Holi Festival in Busan

Two Sundays ago (I’m a little slow at updating) a large group of us woke up early and made the long trek to Haeundae Beach for the Indian Festival of Colors, Holi. I had never participated in anything quite like it so I was pretty pumped to see what this color-throwing holiday was all about. […]

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Week 1 – DONE!

Week one is done!  There were some points when I thought I wouldn’t make it, but I’m glad I stuck it out and finally got myself all settled in my new home for the next year. The first day was pretty rough.  Between meeting my contact teacher (Lauren), finding out what part of the city […]

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Finally placed and on my way!

I’m sitting on the bus as I write this, staring out a frost covered window at the mountainous terrain that is Korea.  Let me rephrase that, the freezing mountainous terrain that is Korea.  We were informed last night, at our Farewell Dinner, that this has been the coldest February in Korea in 65 years.  Lucky […]

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I’m going to BUSAN!

So, it’s official!  I’m going to be teaching English in BUSAN!!!  The second largest city in South Korea, with a whopping population of close 4 million people is where I will spent the next year of my life.  I found about the news a little over a month ago and (in true procrastinator fashion) have just gotten […]

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