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A year in review, August to December

A year in review, August to December

AUGUST: In August, just a handful of weeks before I was hopping on a one-way ticket out of California, I realised that I better get my act together and finally do something that I’d been dreaming of for years: working up through the Pacific Northwest …read more

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A new reason every day

A new reason every day

Just a hint of gold in the morning. Obscene amounts of chocolate as gifts. Something like fika in the southside (who knew you could find a Swedish café in Seoul?!) Konglish at its best. Tombs in the snow. Lunch in Samcheongdong (overpriced but delicious!) Christmas …read more

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Oh finally!

Oh finally!

It’s finally been snowy in Seoul. I understand that, as someone who never grew up with snow outside of the occasional winter vacation, I get a little too excited over something that others, who have actually had to live with it, can find irritating. But …read more

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Happy belated…

Happy belated…

This year, I am thankful for the city. I am thankful for one of the most amazing opportunities I’ve come across in my life. I am thankful for my job, for my coworkers. I am thankful for my charming, tiny apartment. I am thankful for …read more

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A night in the life: Seoul, South Korea

A night in the life: Seoul, South Korea

Saturday, 4ish: One afternoon in Hongdae, Amy and I stop in a local café to sip caramel milk tea and devour this incredible creation. 8ish: We find ourselves at Vapiano, an Italian restaurant in Gangnam that specialises in freshly made pasta. 8:30ish: The food is …read more

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Lights on the water

Lights on the water

Korea has tourism down to an art. The other night, some friends and I went down to Cheonggye Stream to check out the Lantern Festival – a huge series of giant ‘lanterns’ lined up in the path of the stream in a plethora of shapes …read more

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Patchwork: welcome to a new life

Patchwork: welcome to a new life

Amazing food in charming restaurants. Hole-in-the-walls near Jongno. Endless nights out. Late-night beer snacks. Adorable Hongdae boutiques. Confusing apothecaries and herbshops in Insadong. Tiny bars and IV drinks! A million and one sports games. Holing up with friends in tiny basement bars. The best live …read more

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A snapshot…

A snapshot…

The humidity is really getting to me. For the past few weeks since moving here, I feel like I’ve never actually been dry. There seems to be a constant sheen of sweat on my skin which nothing can get rid of (not even a shower!), …read more

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A brief update: I’m finally leaving town

A brief update: I’m finally leaving town

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