Hello, I am Marie, the Korea travel blog writer behind bemariekorea.com. I am from a small town in Belgium only 5 minutes away from the French border. I spent the first 18 years of my life here before moving to England where I attended Oxford university studying English Literature and British History.
After this foundation course I attended Antwerp university and Nottingham Trent University to do my Bachelor and Master in Industrial Product Design. During this time in England I discovered the joy of living abroad and traveling around a new country. During this time I was also part of the International Student Basketball Team of Belgium and attended competitions in Serbia and Denmark.
During my masters in England I won a scholarship to spend my summer studying art at a Chinese University. This was my first time going alone so far from home. I took the opportunity to solo travel to Korea and Japan.
The end of 2016 I finally moved to Gyeongju, Korea and totally fell in love with the country. Mid 2017 I moved to Seoul where we have been living ever since. I love visiting the different places around the peninsula, and writing small blog posts about my adventures for my family back home to read. My all time favourite places to visit are Jeju, Busan, Jeonju and Andong.
Little did I know this would turn into such a big part of my life. I am really grateful for every single reader that makes it to my site and can find some inspiration for their travels in Korea.
All year around I am working as a travel writer for my own blog and other blogs or magazines. On top of that I am a tour guide for Context Travel. During the winter season you can find me teaching skiing and snowboarding at Vivaldi park.