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Doing US Taxes in South Korea

Many U.S. individuals living abroad are either unaware that they have the same tax filing requirements as those living at home, or believe that they do not need to file a return if their foreign income is below the foreign earned income exclusion amo...
by The Korea Guide on Aug 17, 2014

8 ways I stay warm during winter in Korea

It's been said that this is the worst winter Korea has ever seen. It sure feels like it. It's so cold that the concrete at my work desk provides regular AC breezes through the soles of my shoes and to my feet. Not kidding. During the winter you've...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Jan 17, 2011

Expat Experience: Studying in Korea – Agnieszka Piasecka

South Korea is a great place to study… what a typical beginning. Does not match up with a to be storyteller and a journalist, right? But it’s true – it is a great place to study. Whether you are an exchange student or a regular program...
by The Korea Guide on Dec 29, 2010

Korean Love Story #3: Revisiting the Korean Hospital

Apparently I haven't picked up the Korean bug yet, despite the fact I've had oh, around 4-5 Korean colds this past year. I'm still coming down with colds, just as apparently even thought its fall and cool, I'm only now starting to encounter mosquitoe...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Oct 29, 2010

Good News for First-Year NETs : Clarification on Korean Visa Extensions

Furious. Frustrated. Jaded. Piss-poor negative and tempted to risk unauthorized visa extensions. This is how many NETs were feeling at the recent email that went out from DOE's notifying them of the new visa extensions regulations. Produce apostille...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Oct 20, 2010

Fear Factor Korea! Foods which may make you cringe (Pt I)

Sometimes you're better off not knowing what you're eating and Korea is just a land of too much information. Why? The food is actually really delicious and many westerners will tell you so but getting it past the gates of your eyes won't be easy. You...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Oct 10, 2010

Fear Factor Korea! the Foods may make you cringe (Pt I)

Sometimes you're better off not knowing what you're eating and Korea is just a land of too much information. Why? The food is actually really delicious and many westerners will tell you so but getting it past the gates of your eyes won't be easy. You...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Oct 10, 2010

Fear Factor Korea! Foods which may make you cringe (Part I)

Sometimes you're better off not knowing what you're eating and Korea is just a land of too much information. Why? The food is actually really delicious and many westerners will tell you so but getting it past the gates of your eyes won't be easy. You...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Oct 10, 2010

Just Show Me Pictures! When your Expat Honeymoon Fades (Pt II:Visa Extensions &… Dynamic Korea!)

Sometimes, Korea can make it hard for you to like it; moreover, it can make it hard for you to want to stay in it, even when you have to. It's time to look at Visa Extensions and the huge K-bomb that was just dropped on current NETs. It's got the NET...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Oct 9, 2010

Introducing My Crazy Kimchi

Blogging can feel like hard work. Many bloggers would concur when I say-- blogging can get to feeling like a job, where [More...] you're always trying to find a balance between experiencing vs. writing. Personally, I've not found perfect blogger ba...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Oct 5, 2010

September Shoutouts II: Back from Jeju and Expacked… again!

Anyeong! I'm back from my Chuseok holiday on Jeju Islands with lots to blogshare with you. I feel like my life was literally renewed! ...That was until, Monday morning rolled around and I had to drag my sorry ass out of my Daegu bed for work. Thank...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Sep 28, 2010

Just Show Me Pictures! When your Expat Honeymoon Fades (Pt I: hitting the 6-month mark)

Chuseok (추석), the Korean Thanksgiving is next week and EPIKers are abuzz with vacation plans... again. This is a six-day vacation for many NETs, so imagine the excitement! Though summer was only 4 weeks ago, the national holiday will give NETs...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Sep 16, 2010

Just Show Me Pictures! When a Honeymoon Fades (Pt I: 6-month bandaids)

Chuseok (추석), the Korean Thanksgiving is next week and EPIKers are abuzz with vacation plans... again. This is a six-day vacation for many NETs, so imagine the excitement! Though summer was only 4 weeks ago, the national holiday will give NETs...
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Sep 16, 2010


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