Author Archives: Sara K.

About Sara K.

Sara K. is an aromantic asexual from California who has previously lived in Taiwan. She blogs at the notes which do not fit, has previously been a contributor at Manga Bookshelf, and has written guest posts for Hacking Chinese. She enjoys reading, travel, live theatre, learning languages, and gardening.

Epilogue: My Favorites in South Korea

In this type of travel blog, it is a tradition to make lists of favorite places/things/activities, and I think that a favorites list is the perfect way to wrap up this blog. My favorite post in this blog is The … Continue reading

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SK in SK: Discovery vs. Construction

What is South Korea? Is it simply the land and the waters within its borders? Is it the South Korean people? In this list, I try to sort out which parts of ‘South Korea’ were discovered by the Koreans, and … Continue reading

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SK in SK: The Landscape of Feelings

This list is organized by my subjective feelings about various places in South Korea. THE EXCITEMENT OF EXPLORING NEW PLACES From Shimonoseki to Busan Beomeosa: My First Buddhist Temple in South Korea Genius Loci: Japanese Architect Meets Jeju Island Namsan: … Continue reading

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SK in SK: South Korea & Other Countries

South Korea has always been closely linked to its neighbors: China, Japan, Mongolia & other northern nomadic nations, and since the 20th century division of the Korean peninsula, South Korea has always been linked to North Korea. As South Korea … Continue reading

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SK in SK: Climates of South Korea

This is yet another way to organize different posts in this blog – by different climate regions. One of the most basic facts of Korea’s climate is that it receives the Siberian wind, which makes winter much colder on the … Continue reading

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SK in SK: A History of South Korea

I had read Everlasting Flower: A History of Korea before I ever went to East Asia, but my travels around South Korea definitely deepened and solidified my knowledge and understanding of Korean history. These are the S.K. in S.K. posts … Continue reading

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SK in SK: Chronological Order

I did not publish posts in the same order that I visited the places I described. Here is a list of different places in South Korea, in the order that I visited them. Busan From Shimonoseki to Busan Spaland in … Continue reading

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