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…

Healthy Living (건강한 살기) – Part 2

Are you healthy where you live? A few days ago after the celebration of Buddha’s birthday in South Korea there was a major yellow dust storm that enveloped most if not all of the Korean Peninsula(* from the west to east coast).  In conversations with my expat friends, my boyfriend, and fellow Koreans I know…

Growing. Loving. Living(성장. 사랑. 생활)

Growing.성장하고있다 Less than 100 days away from our 1000th day together its surprising how much time has passed since my boyfriend & I first met. We have both grown into mature young adults, we’ve both lost our family dogs, we’ve both transitioned between jobs, and we’ve both learned to hold on to what matters most…

103rd Blog Post & Yeppunshikan’s Bloggerversary

Yay! Hello Readers, Words can not express how surprised I am to have published 100+ blog posts and to also have reached the 1st bloggerversary for Yeppunshikan (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ I would like to make a toast to all of my readers/subscribers/ visitors/ old friends/ new friends/ etc who have been actively following Yeppunshikan during its first…

K-Travel: Geoje-do (거제도) – Part 2

For Part 1: Please refer to K-Travel: Geoje-do (거제도) – Part 1 (…continued) Still early morning we decided to walk to the Haegumgang Island Boat Ticket office(해금강유람선) instead of waiting for a taxi to show up. Walking along the main and only roadway in Haegeumgang actually gave us the opportunity to see more of the island…

K-Travel: Geoje-do (거제도) – Part 1

With spring nearing I am wondering where did the New Year bliss of ‘new beginnings’ go. Reminiscing the first few weeks of 2017 brings me back to a special trip my boyfriend and I went on together on Geoje island in Korea. It was our sixth trip together, I believe, outside of the Seoul city…

Discrimination in Korea as a Black/dark-skinned Individual

On a recent television broadcast on the Korean TV show called Talking Street(말하는대로) on JTBC a popular foreigner named Sam Okyere, a former participant in Korea’s well-known Non-Summit( 비정상회담) show spoke openly to an audience of Koreans about his experience with discrimination in Korea as a black/dark-skinned individual. While listening to Sam Okyere’s confession I started to…