“No one speaks English here. Learn Korean or you’re SOL!” Plenty of Koreans speak English; the difference is if they want to speak English with you, the native speaker. Just like any person speaking a language outside of their native tongue, they get a little shy if they know they aren't a master of … Continue reading Learn Korean or Bust?
“Korea has some of the BEST Internet speeds in the world!” I don't live in the middle of Nowhere, South Korea and I have Internet problems as much as anyone else here. Sites crash if there is too much traffic online. It takes just as long as anywhere else in the world to load … Continue reading Internet Speeds to Die For?
“Throwing your trash away here can be so confusing!” I'll give some people the benefit of the doubt for this one. I won't lie, it can be confusing to use the Korean trash/recycling system if you're from parts of the world that could stand to be as selective as Korea is (the US for … Continue reading The Trash Conundrum
In this first Korea: Fact or Faked series we discuss if Koreans are actually as rude as expats from Western countries make them out to be.
2017 has been a very lucky year for Native English Teachers in Korea because the Chuseok holiday gave expats the chance to travel between September 30th and October 9th. As one of the busiest traveling holidays in Korea, lots of airline prices skyrocket for this time period. It is best to start looking at and/or … Continue reading Hong Kong Airbnbs
Hong Kong was the first time I had alighted an airplane on the tarmac. I usually see smaller airports or airplanes doing this, but we were able to get off the airplane and be loaded straight onto a bus to take us to the arrivals hall. If you plan on adding a Hong Kong stamp … Continue reading Hong Kong International Airport
This entry is up to date as of November 10th, 2017. If this location is permanently closed please contact the blog to update the entry. Dim Sum Icon is located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It's located inside a mall, so don’t be confused if the maps lead you to a mall. The … Continue reading Dim Sum Icon
This entry is up to date as of November 10th, 2017. If this location is permanently closed please contact the blog to update the entry. Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine is located in Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It’s sort of in a business district and shines out with its red façade apart from all of the … Continue reading Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine
This entry is up to date as of November 8th, 2017. If this location is permanently closed please contact the blog to update the entry. Cafe Sun Atelier is located in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea. It is located on the fifth floor of a building, so make sure to look up. It's name is also … Continue reading Cafe Sun Atelier
This entry is up to date as of November 8th, 2017. If this location is permanently closed please contact the blog to update the entry. Din Tai Fung has several locations between Hong Kong and Macau. The location I visited on my trip to Hong Kong was actually in Macau at the Studio City Casino … Continue reading Din Tai Fung