Noryangjin Fish Market & Everland Theme Park

Happy November! I am more than halfway done with this semester and things are starting to feel familiar. I’m not so mesmerized by the farms on my walks to school. Ordering new things at a restaurant doesn’t give me a … Continue reading

Hiking Seoraskan in the Fall

Before I moved to Korea, I looked online at the most beautiful places to visit here. One of those places was Seoraksan (specifically in the fall). So when I saw a trip to hike Seoraksan during this time, I knew … Continue reading

4 Festivals in 2 Days

I hadn’t planned on going to the Jinju Lantern Festival. Actually, I had planned on going camping a couple of weeks ago. But when a friend of mine told me she was thinking of going to the festival, I hopped on … Continue reading

Learning to jump in Ulleungdo

I am a very cautious person. I don’t like jumping into water before knowing how it feels. I look before I walk. I research products before I buy them. So naturally, me jumping off a bridge on Ulleungdo island in the … Continue reading

3 Weeks in Korea | Gyeongbokgung Palace

THREE WEEKS. That is almost a month. I have been in Korea for almost a month. Woah. People were right in saying that times flies quickly here. Lots of people say they’re going to do things and go places only … Continue reading

My first week teaching | Bukhansan National Park | Finding a church

Have I really been in Korea for almost 2 weeks? WHAT IN THE WORLD. Life is starting to run quite smoothly here. Things that terrified me a week ago have become familiar. For instance, I no longer tense up when … Continue reading

Thoughts from Disneyland

My bags are packed and all the things on my to-do list are crossed off. This can only mean one thing: I am ready to move to South Korea. This past week, I went to Southern California for a family … Continue reading

Touring my Hometown: Downtown El Paso

This week, I had a day off (well, really 2 days off) and spent some time walking around downtown El Paso with my grandpa. I can now tell you where all of the bars and brothels were in the 1950’s. Also, … Continue reading

Breaking Bad Tour

I know this is a million years late, but as the cliché goes: Better late than never. A couple months ago, I took a self-guided Breaking Bad tour in Albuquerque, NM. My family really wanted to do the RV tour, … Continue reading