After 12 months in Korea, Wade and I quit our jobs and packed our bags. A lot of people have asked us why we didn’t want to stay another year in Korea or find a different job there. Simply put– we felt it was time to move on. Continue reading “Finding space in Vietnam”
I was riding a bus to Seoul earlier this month when my phone buzzed. It was my friend Deni. The tattoo artist we were planning to meet that afternoon just canceled our appointment. Continue reading “Getting tattooed in Korea”
After 10 months in Korea, I’ve had too many awesome (and bizarre) experiences to count. I’ve seen historic palaces, hiked through amazing scenery, and tried spicy-ass foods (even octopus). But one of the best things yet is my journey into the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.
Hiking has always been a fun hobby for me, but I never realized how often I’d be able to do it in Korea. This country is full of beautiful places to explore. A few months ago we celebrated my birthday at a national park by the mountains and the sea. Continue reading “Byeonsanbando National Park (변산반도국립공원)”
I’m checking a visit to another Korean park off my list. This one has a cable car, a suspension bridge and a dizzying staircase.
Continue reading “Hiking Daedunsan Provincial Park (대둔산도립공원)”
Hello, 2016! After the most eventful year of my life, 2016 has a lot to live up to. Thankfully, it’s off to a sweet start. I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on what a difference a year can make. All the things that can change. All the movements a person can make. I was hesitant to drone on about all the crap I’m grateful for, but this is my blog so I’m going to do what I want. Continue reading “Reflecting: What a difference a year makes”
I have a major life update to tell you about. We now have a TOASTER OVEN.
This new addition makes us very happy, precious. We needs it. We wants it. Continue reading “Pumpkin seeds and toaster oven perfection”
It’s been three months since we arrived in South Korea! It’s hard to believe we are already a quarter of the way through our year abroad. This weekend, we said goodbye to some new friends, and welcomed in the next batch of teachers hired. That means we’re no longer the new kids! Continue reading “The Korean three-month hump”
Happy Pepero Day!
Every November 11, Koreans celebrate a little candy-driven tradition known as Pepero Day (similar to Valentine’s Day).
The idea behind it? Eat chocolate, wish for skinny. Continue reading “Eat chocolate, get skinny? Korea, you get me.”
So, you might be wondering—what’s with the blog name? Coffee. Yeah. That’s obvious. Life source. I get it.
But the ‘yo’ part is strictly Korean. Continue reading “The Korean Yo: A new/old kind of sleeping arrangement”