Archive for the ‘Solo Travel’ Category

Lost in Korea: Escaping the City

by Kissairis Munoz When you’ve lived in cities for long enough, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the fast-paced, hectic lifestyle that comes along. Crammed sidewalks; people jostling each other on the subway; noisy, crowded restaurants — they’re all part of what make cities unique. But every once...
April 10th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Korea, WTF?

Even though I’ve been here for almost a year, there are still some things I don’t understand about Korea. Here’s my roundup. Couples: Korean couples are fascinating. They’re not very affectionate here at all, especially compared to the West. Spice up your love life with matching couples lingerie I...
March 27th, 2012 | Extras, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost In Korea: 3 Major Skills You’ll Gain From Teaching Abroad

by Kissairis Munoz I was a magazine major in undergrad and studied foreign policy in graduate school. At no point during either of my school tenures did I consider becoming a teacher. So when I broke the news to friends and family that I was moving to Korea to teach for a year, I had quite a few conversations...
March 13th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost in Korea: 5 Things I’ve Learned By Teaching Kindergarteners

by Kissairis Munoz Because the Korean school year runs from March through February, my two kindergarten classes graduated up to elementary school last week. Watching them across the stage in their little graduation gowns to get their diplomas, I have to admit that I was misty eyed. After spending every...
February 28th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost In Korea: On Making and Leaving Friends

by Kissairis Munoz One of the major draws to traveling for any length of time is meeting new people. Encounters with locals who help you find that obscure site you’ve spent an hour searching for, meeting kindred spirits at a hostel, striking up conversation with that person sitting next to you on the...
February 14th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost in Korea: 5 Things to Consider Before Teaching Abroad

Teaching English abroad can be a great way to earn some money for your adventures while immersing yourself in a different culture. Aren't they the cutest? But when you’re researching different locations and jobs, it can be difficult to know what to keep your eyes peeled for. Here are some tips...
January 17th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost in Korea: Teach in One Country, Get More For Cheap

There are a few perks about teaching in Korea. Among my favorites are an apartment paid for by my school, low utility costs and meeting new people. But one of the more unexpected ones is the opportunity to travel during the school year. You might be thinking that’s obvious. Almost everyone comes to...
January 3rd, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost in Korea: 5 Things I Love About Korea

by Kissairis Munoz Now that I’ve been here for six months (wow, time is flying!), I thought I’d share some of my favorite — and inexpensive! — things about living in Korea. 1. Cheap transportation Getting around in Korea is incredibly wallet friendly. The subway reaches every part of Seoul, is...
December 20th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost In Korea: (Not) Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. I usually know it’s arrived when all of a sudden my neighborhood is decked out in twinkling lights, “Last Christmas” is playing at every store I step foot in, and the Salvation Army Santa Claus — and his bells — seem to follow me no matter where I go. For me,...
December 6th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

A Month in Hong Kong

With only four days to prepare for an impromptu month-long work trip to Hong Kong, Lost Girl Carley Hollis was a bundle of nerves. She quickly realized there are highs and lows to traveling alone, from fun dinners of room service in bed to having no one to join you to Disneyland. Now don’t get me...
December 3rd, 2011 | China, Solo Travel | Read More