Gwangju Blog


Chris Bleeker


An American expat living and teaching in Gwangju since August of 2011.

Proud to call this city home, even more proud to be part of our community.



JD was born in RSA and studied and worked in NYC and LDN and is now in GWJ.

Currently doing his a little this and that including shopping and K-popping in ROK while completing his MBA.
xxl, jjdp

Marty Miller


Martin Miller is a photographer, artist, and educator currently practicing in South Korea.

When not teaching or exhibiting, his free time is spent seeking out the lesser known sights in Jeolla-do and elsewhere on the peninsula.

He welcomes criticisms, praises, and the occasional high-five, and can best be reached here.

Bill Mulligan


Bill Mulligan was only supposed to be in Korea for one year. 12 years later he is still here, and can’t remember what that one year  plan was.

He has resided in Gwangju for over six years , and is proud to be a member of a great community.

  • Aesin Hong

    this blog is amazing.. I am one of korean lived in Gwangju, I appreciated to seeing Gwangju through your view..

  • pb partner and I are moving to gwangju in September! We have so many questions…ranging from- can we buy western sized clothing to what kind of spices should we bring? Any tips? Great blog, thought we’d ask the experts!