April 2016

What it’s Like to Live in Incheon, South Korea

Before I moved to Korea, I read a ton of blog posts about Seoul. I figured that living in neighboring Yeonsu, Incheon would allow me to relive the glory days of my foreign exchange days in Hong Kong, partying in a multicultural bubble with a perfect balance of East meets West. What I didn’t realize at the time is that depending on where you live, you’re not really “right outside” Seoul, even though it seems like it is on a map. If you’re stuck in Yeonsu like I was (the far end of Incheon) without a car, it takes over two hours to get…

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My Top Five Solo Travel Experiences

  “There are some places in life you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” – Mandy Hale Though I’ve enjoyed most of my travel experiences as a non-solo traveller, I have a special place in my heart for the journeys I’ve taken on my own. Some were hard, some were lonesome, but all reflected a common truth too often drowned out by the noise of the company we keep: that we are bigger and stronger than our fears, and more often than not, we can survive and thrive on our own. In fact, some of the most…

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31 Lessons I Learned by 31 – Part 2

In honour of my 31st rotation around the sun, I recently sat down to reflect on 31 of my favourite life lessons from the past 31 years (read the first 15 here). Here’s the second part of a blog post 31 years in the making.  When someone shows you and tells you who they are – believe them the first time. My mother shared the following quote with me a few years ago: Here are some times I didn’t heed this advice: About ten years ago, a man I was in a brief relationship with yanked my jacket off me aggressively…

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