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…

GKS application process part 3: Actually getting to korea

Since you’ve been reading my Korea blogs for a few months now you can probably tell I got through to the final round. When I read the announcement I still couldn’t believe that I had actually got the scholarship and that I was going to be spending the next 5 years in Korea studying the…

My GKS Application Process: part 2.

  I've been meaning to post this for a few months now but never got around to it. Since some students are starting to do research and prepare for the September application round, I thought I would continue the series. So this is what happened after I got through the 2nd selection round. --- About…

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,…