Visiting home after a year abroad…

The Chuseok holiday (Korean Thanksgiving) this year gave me about 12 days off from work so I took the time to go back to North America. To say it was so nice being home is an understatement. It really didn't hit me until I got back, and was surrounded by family and friends, how much …

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Bali was beautiful and somewhat overrated.

As expected, Bali was beautiful. I had a few days off the first week of May, also known as golden week here in Korea, so I broke the bank back in February purchasing my plane ticket and accommodations. Flights from Korea, at that time, were much more expensive because of the holiday. I was in Bali …

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Taking a trip doesn’t always have to involve a flight… Weekend in Seoul

This trip to Seoul couldn't have come at a better time. It's been about 4 months since my last trip, outside of Korea (see Hong Kong + Day 1 in Joburg), so visiting Seoul felt a little like I'd left Korea. Exactly what I needed. Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery and …

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Update …7 months abroad… I want more.

I wouldn't be staying true to myself if I didn't address my underlying need for more. Teaching has in fact been a rewarding career that is providing me fulfillment that I've never felt before. Β That I've craved. But being that I've never been one to entertain complacency I still want more. The fulfillment I seek …

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Day 4, Soweto gave me life!

On January 8th, it was the ANC political party, 105th anniversary, of the liberation movement. There was a ceremony held at the Orlando Stadium, that we didn't make it to, but we made it for the festivities after. The streets of Soweto were packed! As soon as I got out of the car the vibe …

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Joburg, Day 3 — Things started getting heavy.

At this point in my trip i was beginning to adjust to my surroundings but yet seeing things that were agitating my mind. In regards to South Africa's history I think it's very important to come and see for yourself versus going based on what we've been sold in the media about the struggle. The …

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Joburg, Day 2 – Art +Family

Day 2, I ventured out on my own, downtown Joburg, to visit two galleries. One gallery turned out to be closed without notice. Nonetheless, I was glad to have at least been able to visit one. I also met up with my cousin for lunch and then he took me around to his old neighbourhood …

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Hong Kong + Day 1 in Joburg

Bless my heart for actually thinking that I'd be able to share all the pics from my trip at once. Lol! Sooo I'll be sharing 1 or 2 days at a time. First up is my 12 hour layover in Hong Kong where i visited the Giant Buddha on Lantau Island. It was the perfect …

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Busan Biennale 2016 + Fireworks Festival

This weekend was one of the most enjoyable I've had, so far, since moving to South Korea! I got to hangout with some really cool people. Spent an entire night dancing and visited the museum. If only you could see how I'm still beaming, with joy, from the experience. I know I've expressed, in previous …

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