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Imbibe Korea will detail the various experiences I encounter while living in Korea and teaching English in Incheon. This blog will explore aspects of Korean food, culture, entertainment, and people. More Info

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5 popular live music venues!

March 17, 2014 by Sophie

South Koreans are the world’s biggest consumers of hard liquor, imbibing an average of 11.2 shots per week. With spirits and soju in hand, many Seoulites stay out all night… Read more…

Categories: Culture

Films in Korea

February 3, 2014 by Sophie

It seems that since I have been living in Korea I go to see a movie at least every two weeks. Ticket prices here, compared to NZ, are very affordable,… Read more…

Categories: Culture

A Winter Treat

December 30, 2013 by Sophie

I am obsessed with Korean dried persimmon, 곶감. They have been in all of the shops for the last month, and since I tried them about 3 weeks ago I… Read more…

Categories: Food

Humans of Itaewon

December 17, 2013 by Sophie

A young guy named Brandon Stanton lost his job in Chicago and moved to New York without much of a plan, all he knew was that he enjoyed taking photos… Read more…

Categories: Culture, Travel

Indie Rock

December 5, 2013 by Sophie

Korea is renowned for its plethora of k-pop groups. Scantily clad look-alike girls use sex to sell superficial songs. Cookie-cutter teenagers wear helmets incase they slip while dancing. Many of… Read more…

Categories: Culture

The Top 7 K-Poses

November 1, 2013 by Sophie

  In Korea, displays of self affection are evident and are encouraged everywhere. Mirrors are in elementary classrooms, in restaurants, lifts, toilets, yes toilet stalls not just bathrooms, and most… Read more…

Shopping at Square 1

October 28, 2013 by Sophie

I really dislike shopping. In Korea this dislike is heightened. I feel pestered and followed the majority of times when I walk into a store here. Sometimes rather than looking… Read more…

Categories: shopping

The Sound of Mushrooms

October 17, 2013 by Sophie

When I first arrived in Korea I was surprised by the variety of mushrooms… Back in New Zealand the selection in the supermarkets when it came to mushrooms was fairly… Read more…

Categories: Food

Kimjongilia

September 5, 2013 by Sophie

The red flowers that are blossoming over our land Are like hearts: full of love for the leader Our hearts follow the young buds of Kimjongilia Oh! The flower of… Read more…

Categories: Culture

Temple Times

August 26, 2013 by Sophie

Around three months ago at the beginning of Korea’s humid summer I went to Zen Buddhist Musang temple to interview a number of foreign monks and nuns living the monastic… Read more…

Categories: Culture, Travel