All posts by Hallie Bradley

  • Pole Pole in Hongdae
    Some Painting Fun in Hongdae
    March 20, 2014, No comments

    Not that easy to stumble upon, but worth the search, sitting near the train tracks that have been under construction for years in the Hongdae area is Pole Pole. Most people head the opposite direction, usually walking…

  • Chuotang
    Wait… I’m eating mud?
    February 26, 2014, No comments

    There have been a few times in Korea when I was glad that I wasn’t told what I was eating until after I was done eating it and chuotang was one of those times. Usually the issue is just with translations. Who wants to hear …

  • Spring Festivals
    10 Spring Festivals You Shouldn’t Miss!
    February 24, 2014, No comments

    Spring is coming! Spring is coming! As the end of winter approaches and people across the country start to shed their many warm layers in favor of lighter brightly colored pieces of clothing, the streets start to fill …

  • Family
    Why Korean Mother-in-Laws Are The Best
    February 18, 2014, No comments

    Korean mother-in-laws are by far the best mother-in-laws to have. Okay, my title is misleading and the first sentence may or may not be entirely true. I only have experience with one mother-in-law, from here on out MIL,…

  • new-system-address-map-streets-labeled
    The Addresses They Are A Changin’
    December 31, 2013, No comments

    Have you been getting letters in the mail in Korean and you can’t read anything except that you see your address is printed in the center or at the bottom with an arrow to another address? Have you been getting emails from…

  • A Snowy Walk on the Seoul Fortress Wall
    A Snowy Walk On the Seoul Fortress Wall
    December 21, 2013, No comments

    Huge flakes of snow were falling from the sky and to most it would have seemed an inopportune time to head out to hike the Fortress Wall of Bugaksan Mountain, but plans had been made and the hiking club members, no strangers…

  • Namhansanseong Fortress
    Walking Along Fortress Walls
    December 16, 2013, No comments

    Namhansanseong Fortress was established as a national park in 1954 and offers pleasant walking paths on the inside and outside of the wall. The paths not only follow the wall, but also lead to temples in the vicinity…