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5 popular live music venues!

  South Koreans are the world’s biggest consumers of hard liquor, imbibing an average of 11.2 shots per week. With spirits and soju in hand, many Seoulites stay […]

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Films in Korea

It seems that since I have been living in Korea I go to see a movie at least every two weeks. Ticket prices here, compared to NZ, are […]

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A Winter Treat

  I am obsessed with Korean dried persimmon, 곶감. They have been in all of the shops for the last month, and since I tried them about 3 […]

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Humans of Itaewon

A young guy named Brandon Stanton lost his job in Chicago and moved to New York without much of a plan, all he knew was that he enjoyed […]

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Indie Rock

Korea is renowned for its plethora of k-pop groups. Scantily clad look-alike girls use sex to sell superficial songs. Cookie-cutter teenagers wear helmets in case they slip while […]

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The Top 7 K-Poses

    In Korea, displays of self affection are evident and are encouraged everywhere. Mirrors are in elementary classrooms, in restaurants, lifts, toilets, yes toilet stalls not just […]

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Shopping at Square 1

I really dislike shopping. In Korea this dislike is heightened. I feel pestered and followed the majority of times when I walk into a store here. Sometimes rather […]

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The Sound of Mushrooms

When I first arrived in Korea I was surprised by the variety of mushrooms… Back in New Zealand the selection in the supermarkets when it came to mushrooms […]

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Kimjongilia

The red flowers that are blossoming over our land Are like hearts: full of love for the leader Our hearts follow the young buds of Kimjongilia Oh! The […]

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Temple Times

Around three months ago at the beginning of Korea’s humid summer I went to Zen Buddhist Musang temple to interview a number of foreign monks and nuns living […]

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Zen Experience

I wrote a blog a while ago about Mu Sang Sa, a temple in the mountains near Daejeon. I went there to interview some foreign zen buddhist monks […]

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Seoul Subway Snippets

New Zealand is devoid of subways, excluding the edible kind, so the Seoul subway was host to my initial experience. One of the first times I rode the […]

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Basking in Bukchon

A sultry day in Seoul offers sweat and sticky clothes. Hair plastered to the back of the neck and you’re coated in the dense embrace of the day’s […]

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Across the Ocean

  I came across this quote and it got me thinking about living in a foreign country as opposed to travelling through one. When I was 19, I […]

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Escaping to the Han

I live in one of those really old, typical Korean neighborhoods. The kind of dong without perfectly paved sidewalks. The kind that on exiting the subway you can […]

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Sounds like Support

Right now there are North Korean citizens preparing to flee the restrictions of their birth country. There are defectors in South Korea struggling to adapt to a new […]

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Central Perks

Songdo, in Incheon, is a recently created/still under construction, futuristic and modern, designer city. Inspired by New York’s central park, Songdo’s park covers a large area of the […]

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Nanta Rant

My friend and I got tickets to Nanta, 난타, last week. I was pretty excited about it as I had read and heard a plethora of positive feedback. […]

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Cooling Down With Patbingsu

It’s warming up of late, and for the hot and humid months Korea has some delectable treats and meals to quench your appetite. I have been in Korea […]

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Mists at 무상사

The sky was overcast, the clouds were low, and the drizzling rain seemed like it never wanted to leave. Yet somehow this was a perfect day to visit […]

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