How to Spend Halloween in Seoul

Halloween in Seoul is only a weekday affair if you’re a kid, and especially if you have American English teachers, who are notorious for week-long celebrations of the holiday. So two weeks ago, all official dates for the holiday were disregarded and the adults took their turn, on the weekend. Halloween in Seoul was upon us. Heading … Read more

What is EPIK Orientation Like? (English Program in Korea)

A month ago I had an 11pm curfew. Yes, as an adult. Attending EPIK Orientation My ridiculous curfew was at my orientation for teaching English through the EPIK Program here in Korea. And yes, I attended a late orientation nearly a month after I arrived here. Exactly one month ago today, actually. The schedule had us booked from … Read more

Daytrip From Seoul: Hani Lavender Farm (하늬 라벤더 팜)

Have you ever wanted to wander through a lavender field in full bloom, and then lamented not being in Europe in the summertime? Enter: Hani Lavender Farm. Welcome to the late springtime flower fields of your dreams, located just south of the DMZ, in Goseong County! If you’re coming to Korea in May, June or … Read more