Chris Backe

Chris Backe blogs about travel and life in South Korea. Since arriving in March 2008, he has made it a point to visit one new destination, event, or performance every week. That journey has taken him across South Korea, from the biggest cities to the smallest neighborhoods. Chris also blogs about life in Korea, helping to make life easier for tourists and expats in the country. When not writing, he enjoys singing, swing dancing, and photography.

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Flying / deep vein thrombosis

I hadn’t flown since the 1990′s, so I was a little apprehensive – again, no problems with making it from point A to point B. Before you relax too much,...

Security

As luck would have it, there was another PC bang (Korean internet cafe) right across the street from the Samsung store – all I had to do was look. They’re...

I made it!!!

So I made it to South Korea!!! After three legs, about 20+ hours in the air, a couple layovers, a taxi ride, and meeting my new boss, I was introduced...

One more day…

One more day to go, and everything has gone smoothly so far… I received my passport with visa in the mail. Here’s an idea of what a Korean visa looks...

Just a couple days now…

Wow, so much has happened in the last few days that I’m still reeling a little, so we’ll start by reviewing… Over last weekend, I traveled to the Korean consulate...