It’s not that time of the year without … silly hats! (Daily Post Photo Challenge)

Show us the one thing without which your holiday season could never be complete.   Since leaving university, I’ve had three Novembers in the Northern Hemisphere, and three in the South. In South Africa, November means sun, water, smiles breaking through the ice. It’s putting away the blankets and stretching your arms to the high […]

Autumn in Korea: Take a walk with me (Video)

Have I mentioned that I really love autumn in Korea? The way the leaves change colour and crunch beneath your feet as you walk to school. People get giddy for spring, and I admit, I’ve had my fair share of spring fever, but there is something about autumn that makes me smile, a deep, inside […]

That time I met Ngugi wa Thiong’o in Wonju, South Korea

  When my friend Palesa Mgidi first shared the news of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o winning the 2016 Pak Kyongni Prize on Facebook, we speculated over whether or not he would make the trip to receive the award in person. Palesa and I, both English teachers from South Africa living in Daegu, decided that we couldn’t […]

Where in the world in Gangneung (강릉)?

  That was the first question I asked when my friends Will and Lindsay told me they were placed in Gangneung, South Korea as part of the EPIK Program. I had never heard of this place before in my life, and I’ve been around the Korean block a few times. So last weekend, my husband […]

3 reasons why you have to eat 꼬치

  I want to tell you about the amazing food experience I had the other night. It’s called 꼬치 (Go-chi) and it will change your life. I know what you’re thinking: What’s so special about food on a stick? We do it everywhere. In South Africa, for example, we have “sosaties”: Kyk net hoe lekker […]

“Rare” – The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

For this week’s challenge, show us something that stands out from the everyday. On a scorching summer day Imagine my surprise Walking past in fig tree in Korea   There’s nothing quite as tasty as a ginger biscuit with your morning tea. That is, of course, with the exception of A ginger biscuit in a […]

“Fun!” – The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s theme is simple: share a photo of something fun! Let’s all shake our booties, literal or figurative. Petarrr, the travelling rabbit, in a love motel in Gimhae, Busan, South Korea: Love motels in Korea are a serious business. I won’t go into what you DO in a love motel, I’m sure my readers […]