Korvia Contributor Editorials

/Korvia Contributor Editorials

Articles written by Korvia as well as other contributors addressing topics related to teaching English in South Korea as well as others.

Korean Hiking Culture

When it comes to sports culture in Korea, there is one activity that rules – hiking. Hiking is Korea’s favorite pastime and the most popular way to stay healthy and active for all ages. This shouldn’t be a surprise though, as Korea’s terrain consists of 70% mountains and only 30% habitable landscape. There are over [...]

On Kimchi: When Food is More than Fuel

If you’ve been in Korea for longer than about five minutes, it’s highly likely that you’ll have come across some kimchi. The spicy fermented side dish, a staple of the typical Korean diet, comes in hundreds of different varieties and is served with almost everything. While it may be a shock to the system if [...]

Life on Geoje Island

When someone first starts thinking about moving to Korea, Seoul is usually the first-choice destination for many teachers who come here to teach, and I don’t blame them. Seoul, and other major cities such as Busan and Daegu, have endless options for food and fun. I’ve visited all three of those places and have loved [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:20+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|0 Comments

How to Stay Warm in Korea

What’s the weather like where you’re from? Is it hot most of the year? Cold? Have you experienced snow? While Korea boasts all four seasons, they aren’t equal. Spring and fall can be absolutely lovely, but fleeting, whereas, summer and winter tend to take over the year. Both seasons can catch people by surprise, especially [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:20+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|1 Comment

Gym Alternatives in Daegu

Cheap & Easy Exercise Spots in Daegu   We all see the banners everywhere; ‘Join our gym! Lose that weight! 1 month – 3 months – 6 months – 1 year payments! It only costs 1/4th of your paycheck every month!’ But the reality always hits us in the face after we tour the fancy, [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:21+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|0 Comments

Baking Basics Glossary Guide

  Baking in Korea is not an easy task. The ovens are small enough to fit on your kitchen counter if your apartment even has one. Whether you want to make pancakes, bake a cake with your rice cooker or just microwaveable treats it’s important to know what is available and what it’s called so [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:21+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|2 Comments

My Seoul Fashion Week Experience

Our contributor, photographer Amy Benham, takes you into the world of Korean fashion! In a country which places so much pressure on the rituals of studying, going to a good university, and securing a good job, straying from that stable path can be seen as failure. However, these days there are a lot more Koreans [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:21+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|0 Comments

Navigating the Korean Supermarket

The Korean supermarket was one of my first hurdles I had to get over when I first moved to Korea. Korean supermarkets are not wildly different from stores back in America. They are set up in a similar fashion with fruits and vegetables towards the front, followed by dairy products, then meat and fish in [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:22+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|0 Comments

Ordering Takeout in Seoul – Food Delivery Service in Korea

Most of us have those nights where cooking is absolutely the last thing in the world we want to do. Whether you’re tired from a long day at school, uninspired by the contents of your fridge, or just wanting to switch off and binge Netflix uninterrupted for an evening, sometimes a cheeky takeout is exactly [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:22+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|0 Comments

Is Chuseok All Fun and Games?

Chuseok (chu-sock) is a special holiday celebrated in South Korea on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon. This year Chuseok fell on the 3rd of October to the 5th. You could say it’s equivalent to Western celebrations like Christmas and Thanksgiving. When you think of the [...]

By | 2018-04-19T19:59:22+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|8 Comments