Korean Cooking Classes in Ulsan

I have been taking a Korean cooking class for the past few weeks and I love it! Our teacher, Sunok, is so sweet and she’s an amazing cook. I’ve also been having a great time with the other wives that take the class.

Ulsan Korean cooking class

A few weeks ago Sunok invited us to her parents house in the countryside for a special class. We were going to learn how to make samgyetang (삼계탕), which is a soup made from chicken and ginseng. Sunok’s parents even supplied chickens for the meal, and many of the ingredients were fresh from their garden. Continue reading

Say WHAT?!

I was so busy last week that I completely forgot to post my Say WHAT?! photo. I’m not sure what’s worse… that I had it ready a week in advance or that I didn’t realize I forgot until Friday. Oops!

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Say WHAT?!

As an elementary school teacher in South Korea, I was often shocked at some of the clothes my students would wear. Curse words or obscenities didn’t bother anyone!

I asked some of my teacher friends if they had any examples of kids wearing messed up stuff to school and my friend Jenny sent me this.

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Can you guess what it says?

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Art Village in Namhae, South Korea

After our stay at the Hi Class Pension in Namhae, we had breakfast at the Hilton and then set out for some sightseeing. If we hadn’t been going to the Hilton, we might have never noticed the art village, but we are so glad that we stumbled across it.

Namhae Korea Art Village

Can you spot the Hilton in the background?

Namhae Island is a really rural area full of rice and garlic fields. As we pulled out of the Hilton, we spotted a mural of The Simpsons.

Namhae Korea Art Village

I decided I wanted to explore further so we drove up the narrow street through the village.

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Say WHAT?!

At Haeundae Beach in Busan, South Korea there is some wall art that left me amazed and confused. I have to admit, I did think it was a bit ridikiles.

Funny English - Engrish in Korea

How I met an Australian guy in Korea…

I recently realized that I haven’t been very personal on my blog in some time. I feel like my readers aren’t getting a real sense about what life is like for me in Korea or what I’ve been up to, other than going on so many fabulous adventures. Each week (at least until I run out of interesting tid-bits) I will be sharing something a bit personal with you. If you have any questions for me, PLEASE leave them in the comments. I’d love to answer them.

This week I am going to tell you the story about how I met Dave.

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Photo by Aaron Nicholas Photography

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Hi Class Pension, Namhae Island Review

I first heard of the Hi Class Pension (now called High Class Pool Villa) through Everyday Korea, a blog that has a section on unique accommodation in Korea (among other things). Dave and I had just come back from Phuket where we stayed in an amazing pool villa and we were craving more. We checked the prices on the Hi Class website and were really shocked by how expensive they were! In fact, at $700 a night (during high season), they were more per night than our Phuket pool villa. I was a bit hesitant about staying at Hi-Class for that price, but Dave decided that we should bite the bullet and do it, just for a night.

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Hi Class pool villa

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