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An American Abroad

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added on 04/04/2014 by: USA_Abroad
I'm Laura, an American expat who has just begun a new adventure in South Korea. After a few years living in New Zealand and Australia, I thought it was time to head somewhere completely new! This blog is a collection of my stories not only of my travels and expedriences, but of my life as I try to figure out how to live a happy and fulfilling life.
 tags: Fashion, Food, healthy living, Running, Travels

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An Island Art Space  Posted on 09/29/2014
Seonyudo is a small island in the middle of the Han River in Seoul. I had read a little bit about it before venturing to it this past Sunday, but I wanted to keep most of it a surprise. Back during the days of the Joseon Dynasty, the...
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Finding What Makes Me Happy  Posted on 09/26/2014
Imagine being in an after school program when you were a kid and all the person at the front of the room was saying was “La, La, La, Blah, Blah, Blah”. That’s what my students hear when I speak to them every day. At the...
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A Long Weekend in Seoraksan National Park  Posted on 09/24/2014
A few weeks ago Luke and I had a five day weekend. It was blissful. It is likely to be our last long holiday this year so we wanted to make sure we made the most of it. We made plans early to head to Sokcho and explore the famous Seoraksan...
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Tortillas: The Ultimate Budget Meal  Posted on 09/22/2014
Our diets have been lacking something lately: variety. I love Korean food. I love the sticky rice and kimchi, I love all the spice and the barbequed meats and I especially love the fried chicken. But I miss being able to mix it up...
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A Little KPop for Your Weekend Enjoyment  Posted on 09/20/2014
Since we’ve been here, Luke and I have been exposed to a whole lot of new music. I knew a little bit about it before we came, I knew that it was becoming popular around the world, but I’d never heard any of it (besides Gangnam...
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Where We Stayed: Sokcho  Posted on 09/16/2014
Whenever Luke and I look up places to stay on our trips around Korea, we generally opt for a hotel or motel. The cost is pretty reasonable, certainly less than what we used to pay for a double room in a hostel in New Zealand or Australia....
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Why I Miss Australia  Posted on 09/15/2014
Australia is one of those places that gets under your skin. At least for me it was. Living in Sydney was like a dream. It seems so long ago, yet I can remember my daily life there like it was snatched from me just yesterday. It’s no...
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The People We Meet  Posted on 09/08/2014
We were hiking on a small island, Yeonhwa-do, during our recent trip to Busan, when we spotted a temple. It looked big. It had this grand entrance and large central building that was insanely bright against the dullness of the cloudy sky....
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What’s Normal?  Posted on 09/04/2014
I had to catch the bus alone yesterday. Luke needed to get to work early and I didn’t need to be in until our normal time of 1 o’clock. For some reason, I felt uneasy as I made the walk from our apartment to the bus stop....
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What I’ve Learned After Four Years of Living Abroad  Posted on 09/01/2014
This week marks the fourth year that Luke and I have been living outside of our respective countries. It’s been four years since we set off on what was once meant to be a year long trip and accidentally spurred a lifelong love for...
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  • jenal
    jenal 07 April 2014 11:53:09

    I like it.

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