An Introverts Guide to Travel

An Introverts Guide to Travel Hello my name is Devon and I am an introvert. My Myers Briggs personality type is INFP which basically means I'm an idealist puddle of sensitive mush. I'm quite shy and not great at being in big groups of people or being the center of attention. And I've decided to make a career…

From Lost to 북촌한옥마을 Bukchon Hanok Village

  Friday August 12th 9:15 am I decided it was time to call it. My bus to visit a friend who lives a little ways outside of Seoul was supposed to leave at 9:20 and there was no way I was going to figure out 1. where I was and 2. where my bus was in…

경복궁 Gyeongbokgung and 명동 Myeongdong: Two Sides of Korea

Yesterday two of my former students, now friends, and I went to Gyeongbokgung and Myeongdong and ended up walking a total of almost 9 miles. As someone who 1. never exercises and 2. has chronic feet problems to rival a 70-year-old, that's actually quite a feat. I had planned to meet up with them at…

Korea: First Impressions of a Country That Doesn’t Feel So Foreign

This is my view as I write this post, upstairs from a cafe in Gangnam. And even as I write this I don't really believe that I'm here. It's weird to have loved a country from afar for so long and to finally be here. It's weird that I know so much about this city and…

How People Respond When I Say I’m Moving to Korea

I made my official decision to move to Korea during Thanksgiving break of last year. This came at the end of a long internal battle between the side of me that felt like I'd be cheating on my first true love, South America, and the other side of me that increasingly knew that Korea was…

An Open Letter to the Countries I Have Loved

Dear Peru, You were the first. You are the place where this all started. Six weeks in Cusco was not enough to even begin to take in the bright and vibrant traditions combined with the muted reality of everyday. It was not enough to realize how far-reaching your impact on my life would be. Peru you…