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An English Teacher finds an Amazing spot in South Korea

Posted on Thu, May 29, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

Being an English Teacher in South Korea is amazing. Not only is the job great, but also there are so many things to see and do. What's more is that you can do many amazing things here in Korea, for free. Whether you want to see a festival, go for a hike or simply watch some body painting. South Korea has it all. In Daegu, South Koreas, third largest city, this is certainly the case. Last weekend, I decided to visit the Local Arboretum. The last time we went here it was autumn, so all of the trees were red, gold and yellow, it was amazing. This time, however, it was spring. The sun was out, it was warm & there were flowers everywhere. What makes this even more awesome is that this area used to be landfill, that's right, a landfill. Around seven years ago, Daegu City decided to turn this wasteland into something useful, and wow did they do just that.

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Tags: Korean mountains, Better in Korea, Buddist Temples, a year in Korea, Daegu, working in korea, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Nightlife in Korea, teaching in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Daegu City International Marathon: Teach English in Korea.

Posted on Sun, Apr 20, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

What I love most about Teaching English and living in South Korea, is that there is always some sort of festival going on. Whether its body painting, a lantern festival or a mask festival, South Korea is packed with fun and interesting things to see and do. This season happens to be marathon season, with many marathons happening up and down the country; from Seoul to Daegu and Busan just to name a few!

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Tags: Korean mountains, Better in Korea, Foreigner bars, drink in Korea, Buddist Temples, a year in Korea, Daegu, working in korea, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, beer, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, Beauty Products in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Nightlife in Korea, teaching in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

An English Teacher's Adventure in E-World Theme Park

Posted on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

When I came to South Korea to teach English for a year, I was really excited. Not only for the food or the culture or the amazing hiking, but also for the theme parks. South Korea has some of Asia's best theme parks, from Lotte world in Seoul to E-world in Daegu, where I live. Little did I realize, however, just how close my apartment and job would be to one of those Theme Parks. E-world is a Theme Park in Daegu, Korea's third largest city. It is open all year round and depending on seasons it is half water park, ski park and theme park. Not only that, but at night it transforms into a light show, with every tree, every statue, every building covered in illuminations. The other English Teachers and I decided to visit E-world last Sunday:

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Tags: Korean mountains, Better in Korea, Foreigner bars, drink in Korea, Buddist Temples, a year in Korea, Daegu, working in korea, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, beer, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, Beauty Products in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Nightlife in Korea, teaching in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Go for a hike! Hiking Apsan Mountain in South Korea

Posted on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @ 04:12 PM

As I mentioned in my previous blog (Sneak Peek into Korea's 3rd Largest City: Daegu), there are many outdoor activities to do, while teaching English in Korea. This blog will look at Hiking. Hiking is very big here in Korea, in fact, it is probably one of the most popular pastimes, dare I say it, it's even more popular than Noribang. One of the reasons why hiking is so big here in Korea, is because of the landscape. In Daegu, where I am living, I am surrounded by mountains. One of my favourites is Apsan Mountain. Apsan, which is a five minute taxi ride away, costs me around €4 or $5 to get to.

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Tags: Korean mountains, Better in Korea, Buddist Temples, a year in Korea, Daegu, working in korea, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Nightlife in Korea, teaching in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Weekend Strolls Around Korea's Parks: Geumgang Park, Busan

Posted on Tue, Aug 06, 2013 @ 03:59 PM

Before I came to Korea, I was not much of a hiker. However, soon after arriving, I realized that hiking is a major pasttime here. There are tons of hiking supply stores, and everyone, especially older Korean people, have their own gear. Hiking shoes, shirts, hats, pants, walking sticks; Koreans know their hiking tools. So although I'm not a huge hiker, I wanted to explore more of the Busan's nature than the beaches. There are tons of trails, but my friend personally recommended visiting Geumgang Park, both for the spectacular views, and the ride up on the cablecar!

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Tags: Exercising in Korea, Buddist Temples, Hike, having fun in korea, hiking in korea, things to do on the weekend, hiking

Sneak Peek into Korea's 3rd Largest City: Daegu!

Posted on Fri, Jul 05, 2013 @ 04:40 PM

My name is John & I have been teaching English in South Korea just over five weeks now. I teach in Wolbae, Daegu. Where is Daegu you ask? Well....This blog will explain all. When I got my contract for Daegu – I thought great, I have my contract I’m ready to go. My second thought was where is Daegu? All I knew was it wasn’t Seoul and it wasn’t Busan.

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Tags: Korean mountains, Better in Korea, Foreigner bars, drink in Korea, Buddist Temples, a year in Korea, Daegu, working in korea, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, beer, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, Beauty Products in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Nightlife in Korea, teaching in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

5 Things to Do with Visitors in Seoul, Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 30, 2013 @ 04:22 PM

I arrived in Korea last July as a wide eyed and somewhat bewildered Westerner who truly had no idea what she was getting herself into. I’m not sure how it’s happened, but in the last nine months I’ve gone from a frightened tourist to a resident of Korea, and now I find myself calling this place my home.

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Tags: history of Korea, myeongdong, Buddist Temples, war, Gangnam, Japanese, family in korea, visit, places to see, Weekend activities in Korea

Teaching English in Korea Find Your Comfort Zone

Posted on Wed, May 09, 2012 @ 09:16 AM

When living and working in a foreign country sometimes we look out for the feel of something familiar. But, the familiar in a foreign country becomes places you want to spend more time at. During my time teaching English in Korea I have found a few places where I have found comfortable more than any other and here is a small list of my favorite places while in Korea.

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Tags: Korea, Buddist Temples, CoEx Mall

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