Korea: Boryeong Mud Festival

Mud Wrestling at Boryeong Mudfest

The Boryeong Mud Festival, or Mudfest as it is commonly called, is one of the biggest festivals in Korea, attracting around 1.5 million people during the 2 weeks it runs. It is held on the west coast of Korea at Daecheon beach in Chungcheongnam Province. It is by far the most popular festival amongst foreigners […]

Korea: A Guide to Konglish Terms

A Guide to Konglish Terms in Korea

Konglish – “the use of English words (or words derived from English words) in a Korean context. The words, having initially been taken from English language, are either actual English words in Korean context, or are made from a combination of Korean and English words. …” -wikipedia.org Konglish words are abundant in the Korean language. […]

An Idiot Abroad: The Bat Out of Hell

Location: Chengdu, China Type of Idiocy: Ignorance, One track mentality, Powers of observation of a drunk panda Consequences: Angry dorm mates, Heightened potential of unfortunate future confrontations, Addition to the as of yet unwritten “Do not House” list. Description: Staying in a four bed dorm room with only three filled beds, Arienne and I decided […]

Hmm…How About That?! Chinese Potty Pants

Leave it to the Chinese to come up with the greatest invention since sliced bread, though this feat of engineering has less to do with slicing loaves and more to do with pinching them. In China, it is rather common to see little pairs of butt cheeks hanging out, doing nature’s business while being dangled […]

From Hong Kong to Hanoi: An Overland Journey

Even before Tristan and I began our trip, I had started researching how we would cross over from China into Vietnam. Since we were going to be making the trek overland to save costs, we needed to figure out the best route, mode of transportation, and visa requirements for Vietnam. I searched Google and perused […]