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How To: Make Friends in Korea

Have you seen my last article? You can check it out here. As always, a large portion of your questions can be answered by going to my list of resources page here, or the contact page here. There are article-specific resources at the bottom of the page.

I love and advocate for solo travel, especially by millennials when at all possible, though one does have to recognize the unique barriers to entry that millennials, however, the hardest part of traveling alone is building a support system and a life that has meaningful relationships in it. Once the excitement wears off, being in Korea can be really tough if you don't make friends. Luckily for you, through trial error, I've learned some (almost) foolproof ways to make new friends while you are in Korea. While a few of these tips are generalizable, some of them are Korea-specific. Just remember if you're feeling really lonely, reach out to someone! You'll be surprised how compassionate people are, especially in your time …

A Letter (Of Sorts): New Page

Greetings All,

   Here at "Sleepy in Busan," the goal, as simply as possible, is to just inform and help others. We seek to make travel planning and logistics more accessible for everyone, while also being able to empathize with the experiences folks face while navigating the international travel arena. Sometimes you just need to know where to start or where to go. Sometimes you just need a little guidance from those who have done it before. If you have ever wanted to know exactly where to start in your study abroad or international relocation journey, boy do I have a treat for you.
   I would like to introduce you to the newly published "Ultimate Resource List," a page that combines everything you didn't even know you needed to know about your trip overseas. This list includes how to get a year's supply of your medication, what to pack, how to learn a new language and so much more logistical information, all sectioned off into appropriate categories of helpful links. Better yet, I have personally used or applied information from almost every link I provide, so you know that they are tried and true.
   You can check out the new page here or click the "The Ultimate Resources List" in the sidebar on the left of your screen. Please feel free to provide feedback regarding any other links or resources you think would be particularly helpful for the readers of this site in the comments below or at
   Hopefully, this is the beginning of making your trips just a little bit easier.