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Homesickness and Nostalgia

When I think about the homesickness I sometimes feel, it almost always is rooted in a deep nostalgia. "Nostalgia is dangerous." That was the topic of a lesson in my expository writing class my senior year of college. And in many ways that is true, but I've always been one to romanticize the years of…

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Why Korea? And Other Questions

Disclaimer: Christine in Korea is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Since making the decision to move to Korea I have gotten a lot of questions. Some of these questions come…

Traveling Korea: Andong (안동) & Pohang (포항)

On a sunny October weekend, I was lucky enough to take a trip to two new places in South Korea, Andong and Pohang. The trip was an overnight adventure planned out and taken by my school, so on a cold Saturday morning, I boarded a large travel bus full of students and those who work…

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Annyeonghaseyo, that’s all I know

I do this funny thing in my head whenever I imagine someone speaking to me in another language. In my mind, they are speaking German, because I know German, but it's still a foreign langauge to me. So whenever I imagined scenerios that could play out in Korea, the person was always speaking to me in German,…