How do you feel about live octopus? Can you imagine it wriggling on your plate? Coming from the American Midwest, people are generally suspicious of seafood. I think about my dad in these instances growing up in rural central Illinois; he frequently suggests that a good meal consists of steak, potatoes, and corn, and that's about it. … Continue reading Noryangjin Fish Market (Or, What It Was Like Eating Live Octopus)
Since we've arrived, most of our excursions have been inside the city of Seoul. Planning day trips to other locations can be expensive. And overall, it just requires more work. That being said, we finally got away from Seoul a few weeks ago to see one of the biggest attractions just outside the city: the magical getaway, Nami Island. … Continue reading Nami Island, A Magical Getaway for Two
So I have to tell you all about something that occurred last Thursday the 25th. All that week, one of my peers who had previously lived in Korea for a year kept talking about this thing called "jjimjilbang" (찜질방 in Hangeul). "Oh, we had to do it!" she said. "It would be so much fun! It … Continue reading Jjimjilbang: It’s Time to Have Your N[ew]de Experience
This first week in Korea has been one for the ages. Our orientation group has explored Seoul in our downtime and enjoyed one of the most Korean of activities: the karaoke singing room called noraebang. It was a night of revelry and mirth, one no one shall forget for a long time. This experience is far different from … Continue reading Karaoke Rooms: Why You’ll Never Regret Korea
If you were to ease drop into some of our conversations though, you'd think you're listening to a guy explaining things to his kindergarten younger siblings. I swear, I feel so bad for him.