Juu’s Journey – Transportation Troubles

Korean transportation system is quite convenient and easy to do ONCE you UNDERSTAND it. There have been some instances where I made some simple mistakes of my life a bit harder from lack of information or misinformation. So, I thought I’d take some time to share with you all some mistakes I’ve made since moving…

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#24- Surviving Korean Winter

Q: What are Korean winters like? Even though it is currently Fall in Korea, the cold, bitter months are fast approaching. With my body acclimated to a warmer, Southern American climate, the cold weather that Korean winter brings isn’t ideal for little ol’ me. I was told that last winter was warmer than usual (personally,…

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#22- Temple Food

Q: You’re a vegetarian? What do you eat when you go out then??? Being a vegetarian in Korea comes with its challenges. There are days when I just go hungry or snack on simple foods because I am tired of eating the same things and have no idea how to spice up my meals. Another…

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#11- 6 Things I Didn’t Know

Q: What are some common everyday differences between American life and Korean life? Before coming here, I did a lot of research on Korean culture and common behaviors in order to easily adjust to my life here. However, online research can never substitute for personal experience, so I’ve decided to compile a small list of…

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#10- Social Culture Pt. 3 (Drinking)

Q: Is drinking important in Korean culture? Wow, this post is long overdue. I’ve mentioned in my earlier posts that drinking is a huge part of the Korean culture and it’s true. Koreans love to go drinking with friends. However, I think the reason why I thought it was bigger than it probably is, was…

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#6 – Culture Shock

Q: What was some culture shocks that you experienced after moving to Korea? Surprisingly, there was/is a lot. Like, more than I expected. I think subconsciously I tried to accept everything as normal so the culture differences didn’t stand out to me as much, but after I considered my everyday American life and my current…

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#3 – Social Culture Pt. 1 (Cafes)

Q: What is the social culture like in Korea? I touched on the differences between America’s and Korea’s social culture in a previous post, but I thought it’d be a good idea to expound upon it. As I mentioned before, socializing and hanging out in Korea is a little different than it is in the…

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