Surviving Language Barriers with your Wits

When you travel to a foreign country, you can certainly expect to encounter language barriers. Or you just try to wing it and try to make your way through using sign language or basic English. So what happens when you encounter no favourable conditions? Well, you survive by whatever means you possibly can. For me,…

Itaewon is good for…sex??

Stepping into a crowded train car in Seoul with my cousin, I hear ‘psst..psst’ behind me. I didn’t think much of it and continued chatting. Only to feel a tap on my my shoulder soon after. Tap..tap..tap…tap… I turned and faced an old man, grinning toothily at me. “Where are you from?” He asked in English.…

Naked Mortification at a Jimjilbang (Sauna)

Okay, there’s no other easier way to say this. I got naked in front of strangers and survived to live another day. Pondering in remembrance of said mortification. Never have there been a day when I so badly wanted to cover myself up than the day I tried out the Korean sauna experience (Jimjilbang). A…

Solo travel in Korea

Solo travel can be great fun. Doing it in Korea was an interesting as well as daunting experience. I travelled in Busan and Seoul on my own before and with friends on other occasions. Being alone forces you out of your comfort zone. You can’t rely on your friends for companionship or advice, you have…

N Seoul Tower – Bus, Hike, or Cable Car?

My first time up to N Seoul (Namsan) Tower was by cable car. There was a wide variety of information on how to get to the top of the tower but my friend and I got lost trying to find the cable car station with the instructions that we had online. So we ended up…

The Seoul That I Love…

My friends always laugh at me when I tell them I’m going to avoid going to Seoul again. That’s because I cannot seem to give credence to my statement when I keep going back there again and yet again. So what is it that makes this city so irresistible? Well, for me, personally, it’s K-Pop.…