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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 [...]

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+09:00January 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+09:00December 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+09:00December 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+09:00December 18th, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|1 Comment

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+09:00December 14th, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|4 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 [...]

Hong Kong – 7 Ways in 7 Days

  Day One: Experience the best-known attraction Hong Kong has to offer: Victoria Peak. Take a bus, a hike, or the Victoria Peak Tram up to the top of Victoria Peak. This location offers stunning views of Victoria Harbor and downtown Kowloon. It really is amazing to see how much life is squished into such [...]

By |2018-11-21T17:22:18+09:00November 29th, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|0 Comments

What to do for Korean Holidays

You’ve found out the exact dates of your time off for Chuseok or Seollal and now you need to decide what to do. You could fly somewhere new, explore some part of Korea, enjoy Seoul, or stay home. This all depends on how much you’re willing to spend and what you want to do. Staying [...]

By |2018-02-13T00:46:44+09:00November 23rd, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|0 Comments

Chuseok in Busan: Travel Photos (a.k.a I was let loose in Busan!)

Follow our contributor, photographer Amy Benham, as she travels around Busan during Chuseok! 1. You must go to Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을)!   2. It looks like a toy village.   3. A colorful start to a Chuseok getaway to Busan.   4. Can I live in this house?   5. Get your coffee or [...]

By |2018-04-19T19:59:42+09:00November 16th, 2017|Feat. Editorials, Korvia Contributor Editorials|1 Comment