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Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw is a travel writer and artist, currently teaching English at a public elementary school in Seoul, South Korea. She’s originally from Maine, but throughout the past six years she has lived on four different continents, and spends her days getting lost, petting stray cats and embarrassing herself in foreign languages. She is a MatadorU graduate and blogs at Mapping Words, where she explores life as a traveler and expat.

What it’s like being a gay expat in Korea

Riding the white horse: On being foreign in South Korea

Notes from the covert world of Korean shamanism

7 ways to learn Korean for free

Learning to read Korean through sketches

Where to see art in Portland, ME

Sneaking in on Sarah in the shower

How to travel on a budget in Tokyo

Sending socks to North Korea by balloon

What to do in Seoul if you only have 24 hours