I'm currently in my 2nd year of teaching English in Busan, South Korea. I also co-run an English website about salsa in Busan: Busan Salsafied

Check it out if you're planning to visit the city.

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June 26th
10:27 AM
Cheap Smoothies in Summer 
I love living so close to a university campus because there’s always so many outdoor smoothie stores selling drinks for only 2,000won. I am addicted to Tal-Ba(딸 바), short  for the strawberry-banana mix (Talggi-Banana 딸기 바나나).

Cheap Smoothies in Summer 


I love living so close to a university campus because there’s always so many outdoor smoothie stores selling drinks for only 2,000won. I am addicted to Tal-Ba(딸 바), short  for the strawberry-banana mix (Talggi-Banana 딸기 바나나).

June 25th
10:43 AM

Devouring Korean Food

Eating Korean barbecue is always an event. Not only do you have to get meat, but usually rice, stews, beers and sojus are ordered. Yes, the liquor is plural because you will always order multiple drinks, especially since you’ll probably go out for barbecue with a group of friends. 

March 26th
3:40 AM
Serving Up Mandu
Mandu is basically a dumpling. It’s South American equivalent would be an empanada and it’s usually filled with a mix of vegetables and meat then fried and served up with soy sauce.

Serving Up Mandu

Mandu is basically a dumpling. It’s South American equivalent would be an empanada and it’s usually filled with a mix of vegetables and meat then fried and served up with soy sauce.

November 20th
4:13 AM
Sunday afternoon in Busan
Chicken panini at Charlie Brown Cafe in PNU. I make good use out of those stamp cards. 

Sunday afternoon in Busan

Chicken panini at Charlie Brown Cafe in PNU. I make good use out of those stamp cards. 

November 10th
6:53 PM
Happy 11.11.11! 
Otherwise known as Pepero Day in Korea. It’s a glorious day of giving chocolate-covered sticks to your friends, family, and teachers, of course because the sticks resemble 11.11. Genius marketing.
I got mine started a day early yesterday since they were serving these free Pepero sticks at a salsa night. Dancing + chocolate = a perfect combination.

Happy 11.11.11!


Otherwise known as Pepero Day in Korea. It’s a glorious day of giving chocolate-covered sticks to your friends, family, and teachers, of course because the sticks resemble 11.11. Genius marketing.

I got mine started a day early yesterday since they were serving these free Pepero sticks at a salsa night. Dancing + chocolate = a perfect combination.

August 28th
1:19 AM
Making the most of my extra days at home 
Flight’s been delayed due to Hurricane Irene so until then I’m chowing down on all the food I know I won’t be able to get in Korea. Ice cream I can for sure get anywhere but that delectable shiny, sticky smooth stuff on top is arequipe, or dulce de leche. A Colombian treat most similar to caramel. I’m taking one with me so my school staff can sample it. 

Making the most of my extra days at home 

Flight’s been delayed due to Hurricane Irene so until then I’m chowing down on all the food I know I won’t be able to get in Korea. Ice cream I can for sure get anywhere but that delectable shiny, sticky smooth stuff on top is arequipe, or dulce de leche. A Colombian treat most similar to caramel. I’m taking one with me so my school staff can sample it.