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Life in Korea: Zen and the art of tofu

Life in Korea: Zen and the art of tofu
January 29, 2013 - 1 Comments - Chris Backe

THIS post is dedicated to the omnivore Westerners who say “tofu? What do I do with it?” then buy some at the store to try it out. I’m here to tell you to give it a try, especially if you’re a meat eater. The flavor and grease of meat isn’t always appetizing, and sometimes you…>

Life in Korea: 10 things you’ll appreciate more when you learn Korean

Life in Korea: 10 things you’ll appreciate more when you learn Korean
January 24, 2013 - 5 Comments - Chris Backe

LEARNING Korean is a struggle for most foreigners – and it’s definitely a tough language to learn. There’s a reason why it’s considered a critical language for the U.S. State Department. Knowing Korean – and more importantly passing their test – gives you extra consideration in that hiring process. Even if you’re not American, there…>

Life in Korea: 7 tips to mastering the Korean festival

Life in Korea: 7 tips to mastering the Korean festival
January 3, 2013 - 0 Comments - Chris Backe

KOREAN festivals rock – there’s plenty to see, plenty to do, and in most cases plenty to eat and drink. If it’s popular, however, it can be a feat to get in and see what there is to see. Be prepared – in most cases you’ll need to buy your tickets well in advance, if…>

Life in Korea: shopping for vintage clothes in Seoul

Life in Korea: shopping for vintage clothes in Seoul
December 21, 2012 - 6 Comments - Chris Backe

Seoul has more shopping than even the biggest fashionistas will have time to see. Towering department stores overlook their more traditional roots, and while the old school markets retain a certain charm, the vintage stores combine a taste of the new with the styles of yesterdecade. There’s more than a few out there, thanks to…>

Life in Korea: networking and getting connected

Life in Korea: networking and getting connected
November 30, 2012 - 0 Comments - Chris Backe

If you’re ready to meet some new people, start a new project, or even find a new job, there are plenty of networking events and opportunities around Korea. Some events have meetups in real life, while other online communities offer the chance to ‘meet’ people no matter where you are. Note that while there are…>

Life in Korea: adult product stores in Korea (NSFW)

Life in Korea: adult product stores in Korea (NSFW)
November 20, 2012 - 1 Comments - Chris Backe

The post is not safe for work – but the first 100 words or so are. Sometimes you need a little something to spice things up, and sometimes you’re terrified of bringing your favorite items from home. While Korea maintains a veneer of conservative nature in the bedroom, you’d be surprised what you can pick…>

Who’s blogging about Korea? A blogger round-up

Who’s blogging about Korea? A blogger round-up
November 13, 2012 - 26 Comments - Chris Backe

UPDATED (13 Nov 2012) to include some blogs mentioned in the comments. It’s been quite awhile since I saw a post about who’s blogging in Korea. To be clear, this is far from a comprehensive list, but is meant to highlight some of the standouts focusing on Korea that actively blog (which for the sake…>

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