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Broken bones, insane travels and life-upheaval: 2012 in review

Broken bones, insane travels and life-upheaval: 2012 in review

Well. This is one for the records. Admittedly, I was considering starting this post with a pun about the world not ending in 2012, but still being explosive (harhar), but then thought I’d spare you. We could do with less cheesy hyperboles. But honestly – …read more

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A farewell to Seoul, the city I love ♥

A farewell to Seoul, the city I love ♥

There is a truly terrifying thought running through my head right now. I have four days left in Korea. After two years of living in Seoul, the adventure here is ending. While I know, with 110% certainty, that it has to end, that it’s absolutely …read more

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Hanbok & hanok: a portrait shoot at Gyeongbokgung Palace

Hanbok & hanok: a portrait shoot at Gyeongbokgung Palace

A bottle of wine will get me to do anything. Well, almost anything. A few months ago, my buddies Dan & Suyeon, whose unbelievable wedding happened earlier this year, asked me to take their wedding portraits. It was a huge surprise and I almost turned …read more

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A weekend wedding, traditional Korean style

A weekend wedding, traditional Korean style

The bride was beautiful. A few weeks ago, two friends of mine were married in a traditional Korean ceremony here in Seoul. There were palanquins, traditional musicians, and white guys in hanbok. Even outside of the general elation that was going around just to see …read more

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A wander in the bamboo forest: the Damyang Bamboo Festival

A wander in the bamboo forest: the Damyang Bamboo Festival

This was my weekend to feel like a panda. Damyang has been on my Korea bucket list for a while, as it’s known around the country for its bamboo forests. Since its annual festival came around last weekend, two friends and I finally had a …read more

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Firework fights, jungle retreats, and Nat’Geo nature: my top 11 adventures of 2011

Firework fights, jungle retreats, and Nat’Geo nature: my top 11 adventures of 2011

It’s that retrospective time of year! 2011 has been amazing, to say the least, and as 2012 is just around the corner, I thought I’d take a minute to look back on some of the adventures that really stood out. This list is in no …read more

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An autumn storm reaches the temple

An autumn storm reaches the temple

Just as evening chanting began, the storm rolled in. We could hear it outside – the wind barrelling through the trees, the thunder cracking in the distance, and the torrents of rain coming down over the roof. Somehow, we’d made it inside the main temple …read more

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The perfect beach weekend, right at home

The perfect beach weekend, right at home

Sometimes, you need the plane ticket. Sometimes, you need the novelty of the foreign. But sometimes, all you need is a group of friends, a pension on the beach, perfect weather and a birthday to celebrate. And if you add in cartwheel races, a hot …read more

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A day at the dog cafe (and no, you don’t eat them)

A day at the dog cafe (and no, you don’t eat them)

It’s an understatement to say that Seoul has a thriving café culture. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a city with quite so many cafés all over, in every nook and cranny, tiny unique one-shots outnumbering the big chains, places with hand-written menus and strange …read more

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Spring is finally here

Spring is finally here

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