People in South Korea are genuinely some of the nicest people I have ever met. I was already struck by their generosity when I was teaching in Jinju: sometimes our students would come to class with a bag full of ice-cream for everybody. 569 more words
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Wow. Apparently something laid out so simply and clearly on the Foreign office website can, in reality, be complicated, messy, and incredibly frustrating.
Two weeks after posting my certified degree certificate (obtained at considerable difficulty to begin with) first class, it turns out that the Foreign office never received the document anyway. 211 more words
I’m going to South Korea. Hmm. What the hell do I know about South Korea? Err…? There are some countries of which, no matter where you’re from, you have this vague idea in your head of what they’re usually associated with, like Sushi to Japan, or the Out-back and Surfing to Australia; when I had to picture what Seoul would be like in my head, I drew a complete blank. 3,690 more words
North Korean defectors and South Korean activists launched snack-filled balloons across the border into North Korea Wednesday.
The balloons—containing cookies and Choco Pies, a popular chocolate snack–were launched from the border town of Paju in South Korea. 110 more words