Category: Living in Korea

Information on surviving and enjoying life on the Peninsula.

Let’s Visit Joeunsul – A local Pyeongtaek Makgeolli Brewery

The weekend is here and it is time to melt your woes and stress away with a glass of wine, a draft of beer or, if you are in the Land of the Morning Calm, a bottle of your favorite Soju. Soju is the first thing foreigners try when coming to Korea and they quickly …

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Use Pokemon Go to Explore South Korea

It is so hard to take that first step out the door to go exploring in Korea. We don’t have our trusted Google Maps and there are limited GPS services in English.  Last I heard, the bus driver drives like a maniac and Seoul is one of the biggest cities in the world, I might …

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NEO in Korea – How to Prep and Chill

  When I landed in Korea on a cold January morning, I was overwhelmed in my first week with all of the new concepts and terminology thrown my way! The Ville, Expats, KNP’s, Katusa’s, USFK, on the economy, and a long list of Korean words for restaurants and foods. Then someone sent me an email …

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Maps of Popular Villages near Humphreys

Whew! I can’t believe how many hours it takes to do the research and execute these maps. When I lived in the states, I would get so lost on highways that I’d stop driving and call someone to come find me. But for some reason, moving to Korea has motivated me to figure out where …

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Sosabeol – A New Neighborhood for a Night on the Town

Say Hello to Sosabeol 소사벌, the New Hot Spot for a Date Night or to Enjoy an Evening with Friends Have you noticed all the new construction lately? I don’t mean just Camp Humphreys. The surrounding area is surging in growth and it feels like new neighborhoods are popping up overnight in Asan and Pyeongtaek. Lately …

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Buying T-Money Cards for Adults and Kids

It’s true, I continue to be beaten by T-Money cards. Everytime I go to use one or buy one I keep doing something wrong. They shouldn’t be this hard but reading posts online hasn’t helped me understand the most basic of uses such as charging after you buy one. I guess this is common knowledge …

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