Month: November 2015

Month one

It has just hit me. It’s already been a month since I left Montreal. Throughout the past month I have been a vagabond traveling across continents for work – not complaining ! I still don’t feel like I have moved to Seoul as I am still living in a hotel. Apartment hunting has begun. I am excited to have a home here. Surprisingly enough, I haven’t had a culture shock. I feel at like this is where I belong. Of course, the language barrier is very present. Restaurants with Korean menus only (with no pictures) are very common. I need to have a Korean friend along if I want to order in these places, as the staff doesn’t speak English either – for the most part. But its worth it. The food is incredible. Time has gone by waaaayy to fast. One month ago I was packing up my life; ready to take on this adventure on the other side of the world. Today, I am in a little coffee shop in Gangnam, with Christmas …

A second glance at Bangkok

I had the chance to visit Bangkok about six months ago. Thailand had long been on my list of places to see and I finally planned a trip to do so. Who would have thought that I’d be back, six months later, for work purposes? Life is full of surprises ! Bangkok usually gets mixed reviews from travelers. Either you love it or you hate it. It’s not your typical Thailand beach scenery. It’s hectic, somewhat dirty, and full of culture. It is also the central hub of Thailand so people travelling often pass by Bangkok for transfers to other parts of the country or of South East Asia. I loved Bangkok. Being here for a second time, under different circumstances, allowed me to see this city in a completely different perspective. I felt like a experienced more as a local than a tourist this time around. From an economical point of view, the city is booming and its people are working hard to make it a world renowned city. Local entrepreneurs are starting businesses …