About Me

I’m an expat Newfoundlander who has never quite gotten the salt out of her heart, despite 14 years of living in Seoul. I teach, I learn and I write about it over coffee. All the photography in this blog was taken by my very talented father, Stan Collins.


  1. Absolutely loved your take on Itaewon. I was stationed in Seoul from October 1999 to June 2001. I was the Army at the time. Your writing on that was spot on.

    • Thank you so much, Matthew. I don’t update this blog very regularly anymore, but I really appreciate your comment. Itaewon has changed even more since I wrote this. Gecko’s and Seoul Pub are gone now and they were two of the last holdouts.

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