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5 things from the West I didn’t know I missed

5 things from the West I didn’t know I missed

Don’t get me wrong, Burma was fun. I’m currently in Laos as well, where, though a friend and I were comically robbed (courtesy of a possibly kleptomaniac mother at our guesthouse, remedied by an embarrassed father and daughter) and the daily rain has made everything …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 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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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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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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