A breath of foreign air

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A breath of foreign air
I live abroad, sometimes. and then: I write about it. It's nice to meet you, my name is Sally. I'm currently living and working in South Korea as an English teacher.
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  • July Reading Roundup 1 week ago July was… quite a month. What else can I say? At the beginning of July I was with my parents and cousins exploring Berlin and by the end I had accepted a (great, amazing, awesome!) job offer and mentally preparing for life in Pittsburgh again. I’m still a little shell-shocked my all of the...
  • "Sally, What Are You Doing With Your Life?" 3 weeks ago So the phrasing isn’t usually so direct, but the gist is about the same. When you return home and you’ve finished your undergraduate education, everyone wants to know about the big picture. You’re 24, what are you going to do now? Did you finish dealing with that pesky travel bug you’ve...
  • Photoessay: Albania Blooms 2 months ago I have yet to write about Albania, but it was one of the countries that stuck with me most. While I loved the friendly people, little bits of chaos that infiltrated everyday life and the gorgeous Adriatic sea on my doorstep, the flowers are what immediately come to mind when I picture the country....
  • Photoessay: Ugly Beautiful Zagreb 2 months ago I’m back home now and beginning the immense project of processing my photographs from a long five months of travel through Europe. I visited what felt like city after city, and while many were somewhat like the others, blending into the background of extended travel, Zagreb, Croatia is one...
  • Displaced, But at Home 1 month ago It’s always an interesting feeling to come home when you’ve been gone for several months, and one I’m not all too unfamiliar with. I’ve come home from five months in Austria, five months in Argentina and eighteen months in South Korea and while each homecoming was not quite the same, they...

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  • Working Abroad in South Korea Working Abroad The pre-8am grog: half asleep showers, top-naked breakfast, awkward professional ensembles that may or may not break fashion rules that I certainly don’t care about. This is the inevitability that most of us must face when we choose to work in any...
  • 10 Things You Can Only See and Do in Rural South Korea Expat Blog Awards 2013 When most people think of South Korea, they envision Seoul and the neon lights, endless streams of people on a Friday night and some funky hip hop clothes topped off with an Asian face. Allow me to balance your knowledge with a little insight into...

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Website Reviews » There are 6 reviews on A breath of foreign air

Sam Champ
06:54 AM June 28, 2013

Great blog! It made me start enjoying Korea more.

13:30 PM June 28, 2013

Sally has an effortless way of communicating her experiences without being too out of touch with the reader. Her pictures are beautiful, her insight is beautiful and it's a lot of fun to read!

Cale Pissarra
06:16 AM October 17, 2013

A really delicious blog, I myself am in Korea and I love the way it captures the beauty of the country.

08:51 AM October 18, 2013

good. relevant.

03:11 AM October 24, 2013

This is a great blog for anyone who is thinking about living, or living in, South Korea. It shows a different side of Korea that not many people get to experience; the country side. Beautifully written pieces accompanied by equally beautiful pictures, Sally is able to capture the beauty that is rural Korea.

02:28 AM October 25, 2013

Fresh, edgy – very fun! Sally has a nice way entertaining and also sharing meaningful insight - and I love her photos!

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