Category South Korea

Hiking the Fairytale Land That is Seoraksan National Park

Exactly five months ago, my friend Katrina told me about this magical place her friend had gone hiking in Korea – Seoraksan National Park. I’ve been obsessed with the place ever since – constantly Googling and researching it, incessantly checking #Seoraksan on Instagram, and trying to find the PERFECT weekend to go. I learned that […]

Busan Fireworks Festival – Round 2

I’ve probably mentioned this a dozen and a half times, but I’m obsessed with the beach. And drinking. And fireworks. And so when you combine all three of these things into an amazing festival, it’s like Christmas-fricken-morning. I raved about the Busan Fireworks Festival last year with good reason – it was abso-effin’-lutely AMAZING. Mind-blowing. […]

Gamcheon Culture Village – Santorini of Korea

This past week was Chuseok (the Korean version of Thanksgiving, but 3 glorious days + the weekend) and my plans were to explore different areas of Busan and to practice using my DSLR (and when I say “practice”, I mean “learn-how-to-use-after-2.5-years”). Four days into the holiday and I had yet to leave my beach bubble […]

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 […]

My Newfound Obsession with ACROYOGA

If we’re Facebook friends or if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably gotten sufficiently annoyed and sick of my incessant #AcroYoga posts and pictures. #Sorrythatimnotsorry, but AcroYoga is THE SHIT. It’s an intense workout, it’s SO MUCH FUN and it looks fricken awesome. To be honest, it’s a lot easier than it looks. But sometimes […]

A Bike Ride a Day Keeps the Doctor Away | Part II

This past weekend rivaled my previous “Perfect Weekend in Busan” since making the awesome discovery that Busan has FREE bike rentals all over the city. About a decade ago, people started getting really concerned about the sketchy air quality and so the city has been opening up free bike rental shops over the years to encourage more […]

Haeundae Sand Festival

The start of summer in Korea commences the start of hundreds of awesome festivals around Korea. Festivals are right up my alley because they’re generally cheap, if not free, and they usually involve copious amounts of both drinking and photo ops. When I first moved to Busan, I saw posters advertising the annual Sand Festival […]

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 […]