It’s samgyeopsal… on fire!

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Samgyeopsal on fire!

There is nothing more Korean than a good barbecue restaurant. Our friend Dan introduced us to this place called Hwatongsam (화통삼). Continue reading “It’s samgyeopsal… on fire!”

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Celebrating Seollal, breathing in that mountain air

20160207_145201Happy New Year!

Earlier this month, Korea celebrated one of its biggest holidays, 설날 (Seollal), also known as the Lunar New Year. To celebrate the holiday many Koreans go to their family’s hometown, pay respects to their ancestors, and eat a ton of good food. Continue reading “Celebrating Seollal, breathing in that mountain air”

Reflecting: What a difference a year makes

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Peace out, 2015!

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”

English-speaking doctors in Sejong City

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If you’re feeling sick in Sejong City, there is no reason to tough out a bad cold. After just three months in our school, both my husband and I got sick from all those germy little kids. When we’d both had enough, we started looking around for an English-speaking doctor. Continue reading “English-speaking doctors in Sejong City”

The Korean three-month hump

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Autumn from our neighborhood in Dodam-dong, Sejong City

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”

The Korean Yo: A new/old kind of sleeping arrangement

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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”