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The Kimchi-ite: The Culture Shock Of South Korea

The Kimchi-ite: The Culture Shock Of South Korea Dec 13th, 2012 at 9:00AM: When I moved to South Korea, it was my first time in the country and I had no idea what to expect. Going from the airport to my new apartment, differences from my prior life slowly came into focus. Signs were now written in lines and circles I didn't understand, brand new glass skyscrapers were poised next to traditional tile-roofed houses and all the cars were made by Hyundai. As I walked...

Why I Came To South Korea: An Introduction To 'The Kimchi-ite'

Why I Came To South Korea: An Introduction To 'The Kimchi-ite' Dec 11th, 2012 at 11:00AM: South Korea is not an obvious travel destination, it has no true iconic landmarks and its only recent, distinct cultural exports are kimchi and an amazing horse riding song and dance. When I told people that I would be moving to Seoul, their first question was either "North Korea?" or "....where?" But Korea is a place rich with destinations: immense cities, ski resorts, popular beaches, as...

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