I am Expat (And So Can You!)

By Lindsay Nash ā€œBut that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are…

Korea changes its postal codes

For all you online shoppers out there in Korea, this is an importantĀ announcement! The Korean postal service adopted a 5-digit postal code for all Korean addresses, effective since August 1, 2015. If you like to shop on Amazon or iHerb like I do, you’ll need to know your code to continue receiving packages at your…

The inevitable pull of Taekwondo

Finn started his first taekwondo class last week. He was nervous about it, but once his best friend Abby signed up, he was ready to go. Especially since that meant a really cool white uniform and a class with bigger kids who doted on him the entire time. 6 fun facts about Taekwondo: Taekwondo is…

Road fatalities in Korea

By Whit Altizer The Korea Herald runs some pretty fantastic graphic news photos. This one not so fantastic. Getting on the roads in Korea as a cyclist, pedestrian or driver is a bit of a leap of faith as people seem to be always pressed for time, and not taking into account they are essentially…

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…