Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

A Man's Guide to Buying Clothes in Korea

Posted on Fri, Aug 14, 2015 @ 02:10 PM

I am a bigger sized guy. (I’m 6’3, 250 lbs.), Finding clothes that fit me is difficult in Korea and online resources about where to shop for larger sizes are scarce.  This blog is dedicated to you  - the expat males who currently live in, or plan to move to Korea! Beware - you may not meet the average male Korean size. 

Recently while back in the U.S. for vacation, I was thrilled to find a  wide variety of clothes that fit me comfortably.  I replenished my wardrobe to meet my needs for the rest of the year in Korea. If you don't have the opportunity to visit home and stock up while living in Korea,  here are a few tips on where to buy clothes in Korea that will fit and what you should pack prior to departure.

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Tags: shopping in Korea, busan, IFC mall, myeongdong, Apgujeong, Lotte World Mall, Clothes in Korea, men's shoes, Texas Street, Gmarket

Garosugil: The Trendy Area to go Shopping when Teaching in Korea

Posted on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 @ 02:36 PM

Korea is known as the fashion capital of Asia. In recent years, its fashion industry has increased the number of Asian tourists flocking to Korea to shop. When walking through Seoul fashion districts, the bustling crowds are full of Chinese, Japanese and Singaporean tourists who have just come to Korea to for clothes. Asian tourists travel to Korea for a shopping holiday and this has become more and more popular in the years since I arrived. When traveling to Taiwan and Beijing alike, the first words that the locals always say to me when knowing I live in Korea is “K-pop, K-drama and K-fashion.”  

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, things to do in Korea, seoul, shopping in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, Gangnam, fashion, garosugil, Sinsadong, Apgujeong, Clothes in Korea

A Teacher Raves about a Hidden Burger Spot in Apgujeong, Korea

Posted on Fri, Jun 28, 2013 @ 03:50 PM

Coming from New York and experiencing amazing burgers like Shake Shack, finding a good burger in Korea is extremely difficult. Of course, there's always that one spot that all the foreigners and English teachers know about, the real deal where you can get a real burger. I'm talking about Salt and Butter, my ultimate favorite casual American restaurant with a terrace that overlooks Apgujeong rodeo. 

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Tags: eating in Korea, food in Korea, eating out in Korea, Apgujeong, burger in korea

A New Twist on Bowling: Korea vs. America

Posted on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 @ 04:56 PM

Pierrot Strike is one of the most recognized bowling alleys in Seoul. With all kinds of entertainment with a focus of bowling as their central means of entertainment, it is one of the must visit locations in Apgujeong with a group of friends or even on a date to show off your bowling skills—or not. Pierrot is practically the fanciest bowling alley in Seoul because of their black light bowling. With house balls that glow as you roll them down the lane, it makes for fun and games with a group of friends while teaching English in Korea.

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Tags: bowling, glow in the dark, Pierrot Strike, free time in korea, sports in Korea, Apgujeong

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