Visiting Boracay, Philippines – Part 1

Ahh Boracay. Normally on our vacations, Nicole and I put together a giant Google Doc with all kinds of info on weather, exchange rates, places to go, things to do. However, when it came down to planning for this trip, I was busy with Flatiron School prework so Nicole did all the planning. It was…

A Day in the Life: Gwangyang English Town

Last year I wrote a blog post about my life working, teaching, and living in Gwangju, South Korea. I taught in a Hagwon, an after school English academy. My hours were 1-10 and I taught small classes of very gifted students. If you’re interested in more information, I encourage you to read “A Day in…

Recycling in Korea

Here’s a quick and dirty tour of everything dirty at my apartment complex. Kill some time and look at some trash.

Korean Apartments and Electronic Locks

For the past two years I have lived without keys. How? Living in Korea, I have no car. Boom! No car key. Every apartment I’ve ever lived in, in Korea, has had an electronic keypad lock. They’re really convenient and safe. Need a friend to stop by and water your plant? You don’t need to…

My Second Korean Apartment

Last year, I lived in a small one bedroom apartment in Gwangju. This year I’ve moved to Gwangyang with Nicole and we live in a much nicer, albeit older, apartment. Rather than write about it, I made a quick video walkthrough of the place with my phone. Check it out!

Visiting Jeju Island Day 3 – Escape from Jeju

Yesterday, our tour guide had informed us that there was a typhoon coming and that our lunchtime ferry was cancelled. Instead, we would be taking the last ferry out of Jeju early Sunday morning. So we all woke early, packed our things, and like the Jews leaving Egypt, boarded a tour bus for the ferry…

Visiting Jeju Island Day 2 – Beaches, Temples, and Sailing Ships

Following the previous night’s shenanigans, the morning seemed relatively calm, especially if you weren’t hungover. Nicole and I were fine. We woke at 8 and greeted the day. After the usual morning routine we walked downstairs (the motel didn’t have an elevator) for breakfast. Breakfast was a cardboard box filled with muffins. We each grabbed…