Seoul International Fireworks Festival (서울세계꽃축제)

I went to the Seoul International Fireworks Festival yesterday. I went there 4 years ago with a bunch of friends and had a lot of fun, so this time I decided to go there and take some pictures. As expected, the turnout was insane and just heading out of the station felt like an evacuation after a North Korean attack. Continue reading “Seoul International Fireworks Festival (서울세계꽃축제)”

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Best Way to Exchange US Dollars to Korean Won

This was one of the biggest questions I had before going to South Korea, despite having gone there already. Since I would be footing the bill for this journey, I wanted to make the most of my (US) dollars and minimize fees. It wasn’t very apparent what the best method was after searching the internet, but I wanted to be prudent with my money. Continue reading “Best Way to Exchange US Dollars to Korean Won”

Cheonggyecheon Plaza (청계천 플라자 )

Cheongyecheon is a beautiful creek that was restored after being “buried” under a concrete highway for approximately 30 years or so. It was restored in 2005 and is a great example of beautiful city design. You can take a nice leisurely stroll along this creek which is especially pleasant during a summer night. Continue reading “Cheonggyecheon Plaza (청계천 플라자 )”

A New Beginning

Hi guys,

Thanks for coming to my site! My name is Ryan and I’m a 25 or so old guy just in search of exciting experiences abroad in Korea. Four years ago, I studied abroad there for 6 months at Yonsei University (연세대학교) and enjoyed it so much that I still had withdrawal symptoms throughout my whole time back at home. After doing 1 year of marketing for a startup company, I decided to go back to the other side of the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco and try my hand at living in Seoul.  With a little cash and the ever impending feeling of myself growing too old to do anything exciting, I decided to drop everything and just go for it. Continue reading “A New Beginning”