Train to Incheon Airport

Travel just got a little better for you if you fly out of Incheon International Airport and live outside of Seoul. Just recently, from most major cities in Korea, you can now take the KTX directly from your city to the airport without having to transfer at Seoul Station.  So for those of us that will soon…

7 tips for staying positive in Korea

By Whit Altizer Expats in Korea seem to fall into one of two camps. The positive and the negative. Trust me, having been here for almost 6 years now I’ve found myself in both. But I refuse to stay negative for long. So if you are teaching, in the military stationed in Korea or a…

Falling for Korea

Korea is a country full of surprises for foreigners. This is mainly because we generally know so little about the southern portion of this small peninsula. We think it’s unfriendly, unstable, dangerous, overly-crowded and oppressively industrial. This past week I traveled by bike from Seoul to Andong over 6-days with seven bicycle tour operators from all…

Where’s the kimchi?

We are slightly head over heels for Korean food. Sometimes I wonder if our stomachs keep us coming back to this faraway country. “What’s the first thing you’re going to eat?” Lindsay asked me right as I was about to drift off the night before our flight to Korea. Instantly, I was transported to a…

Everything I need…

Annyong, Lindsay here. As Whit has said, it’s pretty surreal that we’re back. It felt strange for about a day, and then, just like no time had passed at all, we slipped back into our normal Korean routine like cold feet in warm, welcoming slippers. Kimchi abounds (is it possible I love it even more…

Third time’s a charm

One of the more surreal experiences of my life happened this week. My wife and I arrived back in Korea for a third time. In a new city. At a new school. With a two year old. All this after closing our Korean food truck business. We can’t seem to quit Korea. Our plane circled…

Home sweet home

Annyong!Lindsay here. Sorry we’ve been slow to blog the past couple weeks. But we’ve definitely stayed busy while we made the transition to our new home.I know a lot of you back home were worried about a pregnant chick and her baby daddy living in one of Korea’s infamous “love motels,” but we survived just…

Talk to Me in Korean

Lindsay and I have tried our best to get a lot more serious about learning Korean. Some days our Korean is better than others, but we try. We have taken classes at the Gwangju International Center (GIC), paid for lessons at Korean Class 101, and we have enjoyed the new blog Talk to Me in Korean. All are…

I am Lindsay. I am USA.

As our teacher waited patiently for a response, a one-worder, anything, Whit and I eyed our teacher with dumb stares. We had nothing. Luckily, we were joined by one more student, better than us but still not great. At least she won’t pick on the two of us the whole time, I thought. This was…