Korea

Sarah Goes to Korea: Hweshik

Travel Diaries

This week I had the pleasure of attending two Hweshik in one week. But wait, what is a Hweshik? Hweshik or 회식 is short hand for hwesa, which means company, and shiksa, which means meal. So basically it is a communal meal between teachers (if you work at a school like me), employees, or business partners etc. For many people these events can range somewhere between a hardy good time…

Sarah Goes to Korea!: Boozin in Busan III

Travel Diaries

On our third and final day in Busan we went to Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. This was the first time I experienced how extremely crowded public transportation could be in South Korea. When my friends and I got on the bus all the seats were taken so we stood, this is not an uncommon occurrence. But as we went from stop to stop the sheer amount of people that accumulated was…

Sarah Goes to Korea: Boozin in Busan Part II

Travel Diaries

Day two of Boozin in Busan is where things get a lot more vague. One of our friends has been in Korea for a year already so he took up most of the navigation and suggested we go hike a mountain. He had heard there was a pretty cool waterfall and small temples scattered along the way. Even though none of us had proper hiking shoes or attire we figured…

Sarah Goes to Korea: Boozin in Busan Part 1

Travel Diaries

For Chuseok I went to the neighboring city Busan for a three day two night trip! As I mentioned before Chuseok is often described as a holiday that is similar to Thanksgiving. Google gives a more in depth definition stating, “Originally known as hangawi (한가위, from archaic Korean for "the great middle (of autumn)"), [Chuseok] is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th…

Sarah Goes to Korea!

Life, Travel Diaries

This week in place of Favorite Fridays, instead we will look at what Sarah, my lovely best friend in the whole wide world (literally now), will be posting about her life in SOUTH KOREA!! Isn't that SUPER RAD??! So let's check in with her! I am one month into my life in South Korea and honestly it feels like it’s barely been a week. The time has flown by! I…