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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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My Favorite Places in Seoul (so far)  Posted on 07/22/2014
Seoul has some 23 million people living, working and playing in it. That is by far the biggest city I have ever been to, and while I may not live in Seoul, the short trip north has made it an ideal weekend destination for Luke and I....
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Travel at Any age  Posted on 07/17/2014
There are SO many different types of travel blogs out there these days: Solo travelers, solo female travelers, couples traveling, traveling on a budget, luxury travel and the list goes on. One type that particularly stands out...
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Living in Pyeongtaek  Posted on 07/15/2014
Before I moved to Pyeongtaek, I had never even heard of it. When I googled it, it seemed like no one else had either. There was so little information on the city, I had no idea what we were in for. I found out shortly after arriving in...
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The People we Meet  Posted on 07/09/2014
We got off the Greyhound just after Bundaberg in a place called Apple Tree Creek. We stood around the empty truck stop, bags strapped around our hips, wondering what type of car we were supposed to be looking out for or if this was even...
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Funny Things Kids Say  Posted on 07/07/2014
Over the last three months I have worked with children ranging in age from 5 to 15. I love how observant they are, how unfiltered they can be, how funny they are without even knowing it. Sometimes they say things, or worse, write them, and...
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Weird Wednesday  Posted on 07/02/2014
Ask anyone who has been to Korea, even a Korean, about the driving habits of its inhabitants and your sure to hear a few stories. Being on or anywhere near a busy road in Korea is a hazard to one’s health. But what I find even more...
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Teaching in Korea  Posted on 06/25/2014
I now completely understand the saying,  “education is wasted on the young”. All they want to do is circle the answers in their books, finish the page and move onto the next one. It’s a race that they all desperately...
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Life in Korea  Posted on 06/19/2014
Two months in, but it feels like ages ago Luke and I were packing our lives into a suitcase in the UK. We were talking the other day about that bus ride from the airport to Pyeongtaek;  how lost and overwhelmed we felt. So much has...
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Sunday Wanderings  Posted on 06/09/2014
On Sunday, Luke and I visited one of the most interesting parks I have ever been to, Seoul Forest Park. There wasn’t very much information about it in any of our guide books other than how to get there, so we hopped on the subway to...
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Suwon Street Art  Posted on 05/31/2014
A few weekends ago Luke and I headed back to Suwon to wander the city that we’d enjoyed so much the first time. It’s clean and grey like many small Korean cities we’ve been to already, but along the river is a beautiful...
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  • jenal
    jenal 07 April 2014 11:53:09

    I like it.

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