September Wrap Up
September has been a fantastic month! Not only did Farsickness have the best month traffic wise, I took part in my first blogger collboration and wrote some posts I was really happy with. I’ved also received some great feedback from readers and other bloggers, and have some other writing opportunities in the pipeline. August also featured Farsickness’ first guest posts courtesy of Stacey and Lane. I thank everyone again for all the support!
My Favorite Farsickness Posts
Climbing Seongsan Ilchubong, or How I Decided to Join a Gym: Climbing this volcanic crater on Jeju Island was hard. At the time, I hated it. But I was a little bit proud of making it to the top, and the view was worth it.
Eating, Drinking, and Sleeping in Jeju City: A little bit of a service-y post, I mostly just like reminiscing about good things I’ve eaten. Especially this Indian. I wish I had it again right now.
Eating Live Octopus at Noryangjin Fish Market: Eating a live octopus was on my “Korean bucket list” for a long time. I finally did it. It was awesome.
The Secrets of Linus’ Bama Style Barbecue: This is one of my favorite Farsickness posts yet. It might be unfair to say that because I didn’t do most of the writing, but I love delicious food and people with passion. Both of which Linus has plenty of.
Seoul Subway Challenge: Line 5: Taking part in my first blogger collaboration was a lot of fun! A great idea by Tom that was executed nicely by a bunch of Korea bloggers.
What I’ve Been Reading
Globetrotter Girls What I Wonder When I Wander: What exactly is the West?: In this post Jess tries to decipher what exactly constitues the Western world today. One of the most thought provoking posts I’ve read in awhile, I actually spent a lot of time reading about this idea after first coming across the post.
Alex in Wanderland Whaling in Iceland: My Plea to Tourists: Though I’m not a huge animal rights activist, I do feel strongly about respecting the world around us. Also, after watching “The Cove” I can I am firmly against anything like what goes on in Japan. Alex takes a look into the history of whaling in Iceland and encourages people to think before they eat.
Curiosity Travels What I’m Taking for Granted: When you live in a place for a determined amount of time and the end is in site, it is easy to get annoyed at little things and not realize how good you have it. Fellow expat in Korea, Jessica outlines some of the great things about Korea that are easily taken for granted.
Foodie International Eating Tbilisi: Why Georgia Should be on Your Culinary Bucket List: I’ve been hearing about Tbilisi in the food blogosphere for some time, and after reading Elyse’s post I’m convinced I must go as soon as possible. Mushrooms with cheese? Soup dumplings? Cheesy bread? Yes, please!
Brooke vs. the World Heaps…Would it bother you Heaps, of I typed it Heaps: I’m one of the worst offenders when it comes to starting to talk like people I’m around. In this post Brooke talks about some of the Australian-isms she’s picked up.
Farsickness Around The Internet
Expat Edna I Love My Neighborhood: Seoul’s Cheonho-dong: I wrote about my love for my (former) neighborhood for Edna’s expat series. I miss Cheonho!
The Quirky Traveller Discover Seoul Food in Korea: Korean food is often underrepresented in comparison to other Asian cuisines. I want that to change, so I introduced some Korean favorites to the readers of The Quirky Traveller.
Chincha?! Blog of the Week: English language online magazine Chincha?! featured Farsickness as their blog of the week. I met Loren in person for the interview, and this is great example of how my mind works when I speak. Spoiler: not well.
Expat Arrivals An American Expat in South Korea: Expat Arrivals offers advice for people moving abroad. I was interviews about what it is like for an expat to live in Seoul.
Go Backpacking Au Pair Abroad: 4 Stories of Travel and Cultural Immersion: I share my opinion about whether being an au pair is a good way to experience another culture.
Edgy June Travels New Blogs: Laura over at Edgy June Travels gave me my first shout out! Check out some of the other new bloggers she mentions. A bunch of great blogs!
I’m currently in Tokyo and very happy to be exploring another country. One of my good friends from home will be coming for a weekend later this month (my first visitor!) and I’m excited to have the chance to show someone around Seoul and see it through a tourist’s eyes. I’m also hoping to make it to Seoraksan Mountain in eastern Korean to see the leaves change.
What were your favorite posts around the blogosphere in September? Do you have any travel plans that you are looking forward to in October?