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Boseong Green Tea Fields

Boseong Green Tea Fields AUGUST 2015   Music from Audioblocks available under a Royalty Free License Agreement.   We met the cutest Korean couple on this trip! If you’re up for a trek, consider the green tea fields at Daehan Dawon Tea Plantation in Boseong. Who I travelled with. My friends from Goseong! We’re all ESL […]

Seoul Summer

Summer in Seoul After 5 months in South Korea, my boyfriend Luke, my sister and her partner flew over from Sydney.  It was one friggin hot summer but we managed to get through it! Below is a video of our time together in Seoul- check out our sweaty faces… A video of my summer break […]

Hiking: Jirisan National Park

HIKING: JIRISAN NATIONAL PARK DECEMBER 2015 Jirisan is South Korea’s largest national park. It covers 3 provinces, Gyeongsangnam-do, Jeollanam-do and Jeollabuk-do, and is a hiker’s paradise! The second tallest mountain in South Korea, Mount Jirisan can be found standing here at 1915m above sea level – the tallest being Mount Hallasan on Jeju Island (1950m). […]

Banking in Korea with KEB & NH

BANKING IN KOREA WITH KEB & NH Expat banking in South Korea can be extremely stressful… Language barriers, onerous security requirements and the lack of expat-friendly products/services are just the start. Withdrawing and transferring money locally was easy, it was the process of getting online access to my accounts and overseas remittance that offered the biggest headaches. The thought […]

Ship your belongings

LEAVING KOREA ? SHIP YOUR BELONGINGS It’s time to leave Korea. Despite efforts to be a minimalist, I’ve accumulated quite a bit of stuff over the year… I sent all my belongings home as ‘surface mail’ (by sea) using Korea Post. It’s way cheaper than engaging the services of companies like ‘World Baggage‘ or to send as airmail. The first […]

Hongdo Island

SOUTH JEOLLA PROVINCE, SOUTH KOREA 28 September 2015 The rock formations that surround Hongdo Island are absolutely breathtaking! If you’re not going to take a boat tour (22,000 won, 2 hours) to see them, I’d give Hongdo a miss. Few things about the tour: The boat tour runs twice a day but during Chuseok, there was only […]