Archive for the ‘south korea’ Category

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

Lost In Korea: Introducing Kissairis Munoz

by Kissairis Munoz Lost In Korea is our new bi-weekly column chronicling the year-long journey of Kissairis Munoz as she teaches English in Korea. Check back for future installments every other Tuesday at noon. I didn’t speak any Korean. I’d never taught a class before. But last June I packed two...
November 22nd, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

A Girls Day Out in Seoul – Things to Do in Seoul, South Korea

By Alice Shin Special to The Lost Girls I’ve been traveling around Asia on a culinary dream tour with a group of five guys for 10 days now. I was selected by Pei Wei to join their top chefs to blog about their menu research trip—yes, it’s a tough life! While 99.9 percent of the trip has been beyond...
March 14th, 2011 | Food & Wine, south korea | Read More