Korea Life Living Abroad

How to Save Money in South Korea

I’m going to be completely honest. Saving money has never been one of my strengths. I’d always blow my Christmas and birthday money at the mall. Now that I’m in my late twenties (oh dear, that’s frightening to say out loud!) I’ve become more sensible about where my dollars (in this case, my Korean won) are going. After living in Korea for almost a year and a half now, I have developed a steady monthly budget and I have been…

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China Travel

What To Do During Your Short Stay in Shanghai

Long weekends are meant for quick trips. I always look forward to having an extra day (or two) added on to my already too-short weekend. Thursday May 5 marked Children’s Day – a national holiday in Korea to celebrate……

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Food Korea Life

How To Make Bibimbap

One of the best things about Korea is the FOOD. As a Canadian, my palate usually preferred ‘Western’ style cuisine: pizza, chicken, and of course poutine. I never really was a spice lover, even when my dad would cook…

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Reviews Travel

Scuba Diving in the Philippines

On my recent trip to Boracay, I faced my fears and took the plunge… literally! I went SCUBA DIVING! Scuba diving is something I always wanted to try, yet never thought I’d actually do it. But when the opportunity…

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Reviews Travel

Fun in the Philippines Part II: Boracay

What better way to spend your winter vacation than sipping a mango smoothie and lying out in the sun!? Emily and I escaped some record-breaking temperatures (well, record-breaking for Busan) and jet-setted off to beautiful Boracay Island. Boracay is…