Kiana in Korea – Visiting Seoul and the DMZ

My sister, Kiana, came to visit Nicole and I in Korea. It’s the first part of her multi-week Asia adventure. She flew into Incheon and took the bus to Seoul arriving Thursday. Nicole and I took a bus up after work Friday and met her in Itaewon for some weekend shenanigans. Our first night we…

Around the World in 22 Days.

Last week I reached my last 60 days of my teaching contract in Korea. Nicole and I have had a blast so far this year and we’re looking forward to teaching in Korea for another upcoming year. We’ve looked into several programs and decided to pursue a few programs in the southern provinces of South Korea….

A Seoul Love Motel with a Pool

This past weekend Nicole and I visited Seoul. We traveled to our usual hangouts: Itaewon, Oktoberfest, and Praha. I won’t reexplain everything we did. However, if you’re interested in any of those places, check out my last trip to Seoul for my birthday. A Room With A Pool For Nicole and I, motels end up being…

Birthday Weekend in Seoul: Lotte World

This is the second of my two part Birthday Weekend in Seoul. If you missed the first part, read about it here! Nicole and I woke up early in Sinsa-dong and grabbed some smoothies at Smoothie King. It’s crazy the franchises that make it over to Korea. There was one in St. Pete, and that…

Birthday Weekend in Seoul: Good Beers

The month is November. Nicole and I are running ragged from too much work and not enough fun. Our bodies are ravaged by illness and runny noses, but hark! What is that in the distance? It’s December! The last month of the year and an oasis of vacations in an otherwise bleak desert of work weeks….

Second Weekend in Seoul: Color Me Rad II

Continued from Second Week in Seoul: Color Me Rad I Breakfast Nicole and I packed our bags at the hostel and got some breakfast at a local brunch place. Brunch isn’t too common in Korea, so most brunch places are in the foreign parts of town such as Itaewon. I got real buttermilk pancakes with…

Second Weekend in Seoul: Color Me Rad I

This weekend was the weekend before Nicole’s birthday so we decided to go back to Seoul for some R and R. In this case, R and R meant running and resisting the urge to eat taco bell. We did one of those two things. Getting to Seoul After work Friday, Nicole and I caught the bus…

Weekend in Seoul: Part II

To read the first part of my weekend in Seoul go here. Sunday morning Nicole and I woke up and got a quick bite to eat at the coffee shop across from our Hostel. There are tons of coffee shops in Korea, definitely more than in my hometown. Every few blocks, if not every block…

Weekend in Seoul: Part I

The Bus Ride Last weekend, Nicole and I went to Seoul with some friends. Kayla, Nicole, and I took a cab to the Gwangju bus terminal downtown around 7 am and caught the 7:20 am bus to Seoul but not before stopping at Dunkin Donuts for munchkins. In Korea you pick out what you want with…