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Sleepover at the Science Museum in London

Sleepover at the Science Museum in London

I guess I had not considered that sleeping in a museum wouldn’t involve much sleeping. As I briefly think again about the short after-dinner lecture on ‘sleeping in space’ it’s hard not to think that going to sleep on a thin foam pad on a hard floor at 3am and being woken up in earnest at 7:30 am would most likely disrupt my Sunday’s circadian cycle. Continue reading

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6 steps to an exciting lazy weekend in Seoul

6 steps to an exciting lazy weekend in Seoul

One of the perks of living overseas is that even an ordinary unplanned lazy weekend can transform into an exciting adventure; life in Seoul is no exception. Here is a quick recipe for a great weekend. Tried and tested. 1. Lazy breakfast Indulge in a lazy brunch: The Flying Pan in Gangnam, at the bottom of … Continue reading

Weekends in South Korea: Jirisan National Park

Weekends in South Korea: Jirisan National Park

Recently we went for a trip to mount Jirisan. I had wanted to go for a while after seeing photos of it covered in snow and photos or beautiful autumn foliage but the opportunity came outside of these seasons just a couple of weekends ago. Being early spring we planned the visit to match with Jirisan … Continue reading

Kimchi making and sharing festival

Kimchi making and sharing festival

“[…] You cannot do that, it’s like asking a Korean not to eat Kimchi”. The speaker paused. I shifted slightly on my chair and looked at the group of ladies sitting around the table with me. There was a slight giggle of surprise then it was clear that everybody understood. Had you entered the room … Continue reading

Global Seoul Mate prize

Global Seoul Mate prize

Not long ago I wrote about being selected as one of the Global Seoul Mates. The first mission has been assigned and ended and my submission was amongst the winning ones (thank you to all those who voted for it!). The other day I received my prize in the post. Here are some photos 🙂