Category Food

10 Things I Love About Korea

After spending some time with a friend in Tokyo this summer, I realized (or was more told) that I’m generally pretty negative about Korea. While everyone vents about work and many people abroad have frustrations with the cultural differences, this should be no excuse for me to show Korea in such an unfavorable light when […]

The Perfect Weekend in Busan | Water Sports at Gwangalli Beach

*NOTE: Scroll down for a list of Water Sports at Gwangalli Beach Since we’ve moved to Busan, most weekends have been spent getting heavily inebriated (sorry mom) and spending an obscene amount of money on pre-drinks, cabbies, drinks, more drinks, late night munchies and more cabbies. Busan happens to be a great place to go […]

Cold Killer Soup Recipe

Introducing my wonderful, chef-of-a-boyfriend, Nathaniel + First For Everything’s first food/recipe blog post! It’s been a month since Kirsten and I started at our new school, and it has been fun, challenging, rewarding, and most of all, exhausting. The first two weeks, I was focused on adapting to an entirely different organization and schedule, as […]

Throwback Post – My First Few Weeks in Korea

Writing about my new job and moving to Busan had me reminiscing about when I first came to Korea a year ago. Back during the “Weebly“-blogging days of ramblings and tangents before getting a WordPress blog. I said I would eventually copy all of my Weebly posts over to this site (well, at least the […]

My Life as a Native English Teacher in Korea

Because my life is suuuuper fascinating. And also because even after one year, most of my close friends and family back home STILL don’t know what I do over here in Korea. First of all, I teach at a middle school and I’m called a “Native English Teacher”. I know, it’s confusing. Native as in, […]

Hong Kong Guide, Things To Do and Photo Essay

I didn’t know much about Hong Kong before I went – I didn’t even really know if it was its own country or not (technically, Hong Kong – and also Macau – is a “Special Administration Region of China”. So kind of its own country with different rights and freedoms than China). The boyfriend and […]

First Time For Everything #3: Eating Live Octopus

First Time Eating Live Octopus Since writing my Korean Bucket List, I’ve been on a hunt to check things off. The boyfriend and I spent most of last week in Busan watching way too many films at the Busan International Film Festival and had some time to spare before the last movie of the event. We […]

25 Ways to Travel Cheap

25 Ways to Travel Cheap

People always ask how I have the money to travel as much as I do. Well here are a few secrets, my friends! Hopefully you can learn from a few of my mistakes and benefit from some of my tips! 1.     The obvious way: travel on budget airlines. When I traveled around Southeast Asia, Air Asia, […]