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Get Out Your Earplugs, It’s Election Season In Korea

It’s election season in Korea, which means one thing: You are no longer safe in your own home. Safe from violence, sure. Safe from danger, yes. But safe from noise pollution? Not a chance. From the minute the campaigns officially kicked off last week, Yeongwol has been aurally assaulted. Actually, I’ll back up. To an […]

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Bark If You See a Tiger

Hands up if you’ve ever seen a tiger. I didn’t say in the wild – zoos count. OK, hands down. Now how about a barking deer? …… Bueller? …… Bueller? So in theory, it should be much more exciting to see a barking deer. That’s not exactly the case. I was lucky enough to see […]

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Snowboarding for Beginners

You, too, could have moves like this. Last winter, I was on the brink of contracting Seasonal Affective Disorder. Okay, that might be a touch melodramatic, but it’s practically true. Every night I came home from teaching, put on my onesie (for a photo see here), wrapped myself in a duvet, and drank tea on […]

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Dynamic Korea

There’s this slogan the Koreans seem to really like:  Dynamic Korea.  I think that’s because it sounds so much better than “Constantly Changing for No Apparent Reason Korea.” Change does not come gradually in Korea.  It waits behind a corner and ambushes you.  The number one thing I have learned about living here after six […]

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Haggis for Your Health

My first (and only) taste of Haggis. I don’t feel that the video does it justice. It really wasn’t horrible, despite my initial facial expressions. It tasted a little bit of cinnamon spice and mashed up internal organs. Just not really my thing, but then again, I haven’t been eating it since I was young.

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