Box of Chocolate (박스 어브 초콜릿)

If life were really like a box of chocolate as metaphorically mentioned in the classic 1994 film Forest Gump then everyone would be able to fix or re-do the order of life events and experiences they do, see, or create(*if they could see everything inside the box).  In my case and in my life I am…

K-Travel: Boryeong Mud Festival(보령머드축제)

(my travel story continued from K-Travel: Jeonju (전주)) Once we arrived at the Jeonju bus terminal we were able to find the time-table schedule of Boryeong/Daecheon Beach bound buses.  Purchasing tickets for a noon bus me and Kevin sat down to wait until boarding time.  Within twenty minutes we left to stand in line for…

K-Travel: Jeonju (전주)

It was a hot, very humid, summer day back in 2014 when I decided to plan my first 4-5 day out-of-Seoul backpacking trip in Korea.  Being my first trip alone I decided to see most of the south-western, central, and eastern regions of Korea and travel through Jeollabuk-do, Chungcheongnam-do, and Gyeongsangbuk-do.  Prior to my departure I…

Being a (Young) Woman in Korea (영) 한국의여성 생활

Back in May, last year, I wrote a female perspective piece about a shocking event that happened in Seoul in mid-spring. To summarize that piece I shed some light on how women or females within Korean society are treated and often not respected because of their gender. Wanting to speak more about women in Korea…

DC-Tokyo-Seoul (In-Flight / Airport Experiences) 디씨-도쿄-서울

When traveling domestically or internationally looking for good flight rates is always a top priority. For me, price came second to flight duration and airline reliability. This past Wednesday I flew into Seoul, Korea on a United Airlines flight. It was not the first time that I had used the airline to travel to Asia,…

Webtoons Turned Dramas (한국 웹툰 턴 드라마)

In the age of smartphone and tablet devices it is becoming a rarity to see a commuter with a book or a pen & paper in their hands.  With the rise in tech use and more recently digital apps that help us talk, text, and learn many people have upgraded to the new wave of…

Flight Hunting (비행기 헌팅)

How many times have you ever tried to find the perfect flight & felt a little dismayed by the layover hours keeping you from your final destination? This is my present situation. Currently, I’ve been neck-deep in flight hunting for winter break vacation. My destination is Korea, with open possibility to spend some time country-hopping….

Angkor & Siem Reap

For Part 1: Please refer to Arriving in Cambodia (…continued) Being an early riser I was up before the rest of my classmates. Deciding to use the time to sight see around our hotel neighborhood during sunlight hours I ventured out again. I was greeted by our hired tut-tut driver along with a few other…