Adam Walsh left the foggy shores of Newfoundland in 2004 and headed east – far east – to teach English in Cheong Ju, South Korea. He intended on staying for just one year. Of course, like many English teachers before him, he stayed much longer, falling in love […]
A Newfoundlander living in the Middle East. I love to travel, meet new people and try new things.
"It's never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot
With a brand-spanking new year comes some rather recycled goals and resolutions: some want to become more productive, others more positive but the majority of the Western world wants to get fit, lose weight or at least work off the chocolate that was consumed over the holidays. Whatever […]
It’s a hat. It’s a scarf. It’s mittens. But most importantly, it’s very good at keeping you warm while looking oh so cool. With current temperatures dipping well into the minus digits in South Korea, a quick wander about the numerous busy streets would no doubt result in the viewing […]
Kwon Ji Sook – J Korean owner and self-proclaimed honorary Newfoundlander – pays attention to the little things: perfectly folded napkins that rest below finely polished metal chopsticks, a decor that’s traditional yet modern, classical music rhythmically filling the delicious-smelling air. Kwon Ji Sook (Julia Kwon) opened J […]
The story of how I quite literally stumbled upon the Hwa Gye Sa temple and International Zen Centre is cliche. It’s so cliche that I almost didn’t share it with you. But then I remembered the happiness and joy that resulted from my visits, so here goes. If […]
I moved to Seoul, South Korea in November of 2008 and everything was new and different. The traffic was strangely peaceful, the hum of the subway like a sweet melody. Having grown up on an island off the coast of Newfoundland, my home was so very far removed […]