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WHAT I MISS ABOUT KOREA

The other day I was talking with some friends about (mostly) food and someone asked me which foods I miss most from my time working in South Korea. That got me thinking about all the other things I miss about the place I called home for 2 years. So, I decided to jot them all down and put together a fun little post about all the small things I miss about living in Korea. Hope you guys enjoy it! Here…

FIVE THINGS FRIDAY | MIDLANDS EDITION

Last weekend I spent a lovely three days in the Natal Midlands to attend a friend's wedding at the beautiful Haycroft Farm - once more congrats, Corli & Ivan! The Midlands Meander is a magical place. Home to lush green hills and farmlands, misty mountains, enchanted forests and old English country hospitality. I felt completely transported to another country. Somewhere in between Ireland, Scotland and Britain. Once you visit this treasure of a place I promise you will be back…

PAUL’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy ice-cream and that's kind of the same thing, isn't it?" There once was a time when no really supreme ice-cream was produced in Johannesburg... then came Paul's.  Thank goodness! Paul Ballen started experimenting with ice-cream flavours in his parents' kitchen as a kid after receiving an ice-cream machine as a birthday present. He started giving tubs away to family and friends. Everyone loved it and Paul became known as "the ice-cream guy"…

A RAINY WEEKEND IN BUSAN

For the 3 day long weekend in June, we decided to take the KTX speedtrain to Busan for some sun and sea amidst the never ending hustle at school. Busan is the second largest city in Korea and dubbed “Korea’s San Francisco”, as it’s got the largest port making it home to fish markets, famous bridges and beaches resembling San Fran. It's not the easiest city to get around if you are short on time as most of the attractions…

MY FAVE DESSERTS IN SEOUL

As you guys have probably noticed, I've recently been doing a few posts called 'Seoul Missions'. It will be short guides to Seoul and will include some fun and interestings things to see and do (like Bukchon Hanok Village and Sinchon Puppy Cafe), but (obviously) also all the good cafes and eateries that I discover on my weekend wanderings! CRUFFINS FROM MR. HOLMES Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, originally from San Francisco, recently opened a beautiful new shop in Garosu-gil where they sell…

THE PHILIPPINES | BORACAY

Boracay is a very tiny island in the Visayas region of the central Philippines and I had to do quite a bit of zooming before I found it on Maps. Even though the name Boracay doesn't ring a bell with most South Africans, it’s far from undiscovered — the island absolutely teems with tourists, especially Filipinos, Koreans, and Chinese. Usually when places are so highly regarded, they can be a letdown in person. When you don’t have the perfect lighting or Photoshop…

SEOUL MISSIONS | DORÉ DORÉ

  As you guys have probably noticed, I've recently been doing a few posts called 'Seoul Missions'. It will be short guides to Seoul and will include some fun and interestings things to see and do (like Bukchon Hanok Village and Sinchon Puppy Cafe), but (obviously) also all the good cafes and eateries that I discover on my weekend wanderings! The first area I will be exploring is the Sinsa neighbourhood in Gangnam, which is definitely my (and just about…