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Exploring Daegu : Mido Teahouse

Elizabeth Murphy

Exploring Daegu : Mido Teahouse

One thing I’ve come to enjoy in Korea are the coffee shops. There seems to be a coffee shop on every corner consisting of any theme imaginable. Combine a trip to a coffee shop or teahouse with a good movie and you’ve got a good day. These activities presented themselves to me this weekend when I went out with some friends from my salsa class.   After a quick lunch at an Indian place, we headed to Dongsung Art Hall to see Pavarotti. The art hall is tiny and easy to miss. So having the exact address to follow on...


Care Packages : 5 Reasons to Send Them to Expats

Elizabeth Murphy

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Care Packages : 5 Reasons to Send Them to Expats

 Let me start by saying most expats want to be away. Yes, living abroad has its share of challenges, but they’re worth it due to the adventures we encounter in the process. This desire to be away doesn’t mean that we want to desert all aspects of where we're from; items, snacks and other things redolent of home are very much appreciated! True, our desire to be abroad does not bare you the burden of soothing any feelings of homesickness. But if you are a friend or a family member that does any of the 5 things in this article, you should...


Hair Chronicles: Black Hair Care In South Korea

Elizabeth Murphy

Hair Chronicles: Black Hair Care In South Korea

Managing your hair in another country can be challenging. If you’re a Black woman, these challenges heighten. To combat these issues you have 3 options: 1- Pack familiar hair products with you to the country you are traveling.  2- Seek out the products you like in the country you’re in.  3- Have the items you need shipped to you. These options work, but can be pricey and time-consuming. Considering I do my own hair and I purposefully didn’t bring hair products with me (aside from black soap and eco styler gel), here are some reviews of Korean Hair products to...


Salsa Chronicles: Salsa and Bachata Workshops in South Korea

Elizabeth Murphy

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Salsa Chronicles: Salsa and Bachata Workshops in South Korea

  One of the best ways to stay busy abroad and not feel occupied with feelings of homesickness is to delve yourself into a hobby. For me, that hobby is salsa dancing. I spend a lot of my free time at N.Y Salsa Academy. Only recently, I cut down my schedule from taking classes 6 days a week to 2 days a week because I needed a break. Going so often left no room (or energy) to go to socials to practice everything I’d been learning.  Shortening my schedule came right on time because this past weekend there was a very...


Exploring Yeongcheon, South Korea: Korean House Pension Stay

Elizabeth Murphy

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Exploring Yeongcheon, South Korea: Korean House Pension Stay

Chanel House Pension In Korea, there seems to be so many different types of accommodations you can choose from. I don’t remember having this many options in America. While the language barrier can make it difficult to experience the different types of accommodations Korea has to offer, once you get that sorted out you’re bound to have an interesting time.   Not too long ago, I went on a weekend trip with people from the salsa studio where I take classes. We stayed at the Chanel pension in Yeongcheon. Yeogcheon is a cute and scenic little city in Gyeongsang Province, just northeast...