My First Chuseok

What does one get up to during her first Chuseok in South Korea?If you asked me a year ago 'what Chuseok meant to me?' I would probably say that it was something I brought up during my Scholarship interview in the hope that it would get me some extra points to indicate that I had…

Recap of my 4 day trip to Paju (파주시)

Hello! It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a blog post or even thought about the blog. If you read the last post you know that I’m currently on summer holidays. Last Sunday I arrived back from travelling around Seoul and Paju.Since moving to Korea this was probably the first ‘touristy’ trip I’d taken,…

Summary of my First Week on Holiday in Korea.

Those of you who read my last blog know that I am currently on holiday. So what did I get up to during my first week of summer break? Friday: There weren’t any official lessons today but we did have a short closing ceremony through ZOOM with all the other students enrolled at the language centre.…

A Re-cap of My First 5 Months in Korea

Friday the 24th of July officially marked five months living in Korea. It also marked the end of my first semester doing my Korean Intensive Language program. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been in Korea on my own for five months. Today, I’ve decided to give you a short recap of some of the…

Samgwangsa Lantern Festival (삼광사 연등축제 )

On Saturday afternoon my mum messages me because she hadn't heard from me all day. ‘Hey Bua, what’s the plan today?’ She was probably expecting that I went to a café with my friends or I went to the beach or something touristy and fun like I do most weekends. ‘I’m at a Buddhist Temple,…