The Seoul Diaries Mini Episode: Taking the TOPIK Exam in Korea

Hi and welcome back to the Seoul Diaries! Finals week has just begun for me and I already want it to end. 🤪 The weather is getting hotter and the humidity keeps climbing its way up each day. Let’s just say that I never leave the house without my trusted hand fan these days! About…

The Seoul Diaries: Solo Traveling in Korea

Hello and welcome back to the Seoul Diaries! May is upon us and midterms are finally over (thank goodness). In today’s episode, I thought that I would talk about a few of my experiences traveling alone in Korea. With COVID still looming in the background and the semester becoming extremely hectic, I have not been…

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Welcome one and all back to another thrilling adventure in my life in Korea! Today, I will give you a small snippet into my day with friends going to Seoul Forest and “Han Creek” (not to be confused with the not as famous Han River). Imagine with me for a moment, waking up early in…

The Seoul Diaries: Healthcare in Korea

I never thought I would get sick in Korea but here we are. 6 months in. For the last month, I have had to visit multiple hospitals for various reasons which is why I believe that this post is a necessary read for anyone traveling abroad (especially in Korea) because you never know when you…

The Seoul Diaries: Top 10 Cafes (so far)

Hi~ The semester so far in Korea has been very different from the previous semester in terms of campus life, activities, extracurriculars, and me adjusting to in-person classes. It has been a bit challenging, but I am doing the most that I can with the time that I have left in Korea. For this blog…

The Seoul Diaries: A Foodie’s Paradise~ Part 1

Hi and welcome back to my first blog post of the New Year! Yay! Today, I will be giving you the first half of my top 10 favorite restaurants in South Korea (so far) that you must try if you ever visit. If you like this restaurant list, stay tuned for my cafe list as…

The Seoul Diaries: Winter Has Come

Shiver me timbers because winter weather has finally arrived in Korea. I also have just finished up my final exams so I am excited to be done for the semester! In this blog, I will be putting together some items that are essential if you want to survive the freezing weather, possible sicknesses, and even…

The Seoul Diaries: Halloween in Korea

해피 할로윈! Yes, I am aware that I am writing this after the fact and that Halloween was almost a month ago. Still, I thought I would take the time to reflect on my experience of Halloween in South Korea this semester. Halloween as a Holiday In Korea, Halloween is celebrated a bit differently that…

The Seoul Diaries: Attending a Korean Wedding!

Howdy! Welcome back to my blog! I just finished up my midterms and am back to my usually-scheduled blog posts. In this one, I will be recounting my first experience attending a Korean wedding in South Korea (+ it was also my first wedding experience ever)! Upon Arrival For context, I was invited to this…

The Seoul Diaries: Culture Shocks

Hello! Welcome back to my blog posts! It already has been almost a month of me living in South Korea, so I thought I would quickly discuss some of the culture shocks that I have had and helpful information or skills that I have learned so far! These things would be good to know if…