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10 Reasons to Stay in Korea and NEVER LEAVE

10 Reasons to Stay in Korea and NEVER LEAVE

Written by Verity Innet, who just left. So you’ve been in Korea a year, maybe more. You miss home, your family, your friends, the ease at which you can communicate with people. Perhaps you want a career that doesn’t involve your co-teacher undermining your every attempt to be a ‘good teacher’. Makes sense to pull...
For 91 Days

For 91 Days

Jürgen and Mike are two seasoned travelers who came up with a new way of seeing the world. Instead of undertaking a stressfully nomadic way of life where they are constantly moving from place to place, they choose a certain area of the globe and settle there for three months – approximately 91 days. Luckily...
The Kimchi Queen

The Kimchi Queen

Following on with our accidental gay-themed week in celebration of Korea Queer Culture Festival, we decided our ‘Blog of the Week’ this week had to be The Kimchi Queen. Although relatively new on the blog scene, the regularity of posting and the research that goes into the site already makes it an excellent resource for...
10 Things You Didn't Know About Being Queer in Korea

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Being Queer in Korea

It’s that time of year again. The streamers are being hung, the glitter cannons armed. Drag Queens all around Seoul are practicing their fiercest pouts and sexiest swaggers. Gay boys and girls are preparing to take to the streets in unison for one day of unashamed, hedonistic, unapologetic, celebration: Pride. In honour of this most...

UNIQLO WAKE UP

UNIQLO have just released a new app available on both the Iphone app store and on Android. Named UNIQLO WAKE UP, it’s an alarm-based app that gently wakes you up with one of seven musical selections, composed by internationally-commended Japanese musicians Yoko Kanno and Cornelius. The cool thing about this app is that it uses GPS...
The World of Soren

The World of Soren

K-Bloggers pop up all over the interwebs, typing away their thoughts on the land of K-Pop and eyelid surgery, usually writing exclusively about Korean people, events, and places. Soren Nieminen, however, incorporates a little bit of everything into his articulate musings about his life as an ESL teacher, and beyond. The World of Soren is...
Dayv Mattt

Dayv Mattt

We come across Korea-based photography blogs on Tumblr all the time but Dayv Mattt’s resonated with us more than others because of his superior pictures. His candid images, taken mostly on the streets of Seoul, manage to capture the vibrant feeling of so many different areas of the city. Read this interview with him to...
bassenyourseatbelt

bassenyourseatbelt

When she’s not penning well-written articles for Chincha or Seoulist, Julia Bass is updating her followers on her own humorously titled blog. A chronicle of her life in Korea, bassenyourseatbelt has naturally developed into a compelling online journal, with interesting and unaffected observations on what it’s like to live in Korea as a foreign teacher....