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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We’re a go!

After a very long wait and multiple delays, I finally received my visa confimation number. From there, I’ll be able to schedule an appointment with the Korean consulate in Chicago...

Making the call – the phone call, that is

Before doing some research, I assumed that a ‘world phone’ would work in Korea. After all, a quad-band phone will work in 190 countries – it’ll work almost anywhere, right?...

What to take with you (and what to leave behind)?

So Chris, how did you manage figuring out what to take and what to leave behind? Whenever you’re leaving for a foreign country for a length of time, you have...

Power me up – or, finding electricity

We take electricity for granted in America – we plug it in and it works. The only concern we might have is if there isn’t a third prong in the...

Policies on link exchange and photos

If you landed here, welcome to my humble little part of the Korean blogosphere. Take a seat and get comfortable. Like a lot of other blogs, I get requests from...