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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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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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Weird Wednesday  Posted on 08/27/2014
We did the whole Cat Cafe thing when we first arrived. I thought it was a little bit strange, but it was a funny experience. One I was willing to test out again, only this time, with dogs. I am a massive dog lover, always have been. I...
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The Visa Process: Korean E-2 Teaching Visa  Posted on 08/25/2014
So you’re thinking about coming to Korea to teach English? My advice to you would be to secure ALL of your paperwork before even starting to reach out for jobs. The visa process for a Korean E-2 teaching visa...
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Life in Korea: Month Four  Posted on 08/21/2014
It’s been just over four months since Luke and I started again; four months since we packed up our lives into two overstuffed suitcases and got on a plane; four months since we landed in a foreign land with a foreign language, new...
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A Trip to Tongyeong  Posted on 08/19/2014
Remember that time I said I didn’t really use guide books? That I thought they were a thing of the past? Well, I have a confession to make, I’ve been using them since I’ve been in Korea. Kind of a lot. Does it make...
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Weird Wednesday  Posted on 08/13/2014
Matching couples aren’t exactly a new phenomenon. One search on Google will yield hundreds of results. Since arriving in Korea I have built up a mild obsession with them and their planned outfits. How do they decide what to wear? I...
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  • jenal
    jenal 07 April 2014 11:53:09

    I like it.

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