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Top Tips for Buying a Cell Phone and Clothes When Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 03:32 PM

My last blog talked about where to buy food and furnishings while living in Korea. This blog will focus on helping you get your cellular phone in order when you begin teaching in Korea and will also help you find great areas to shop for clothing if you are on a budget.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, living in Korea, shopping in Korea, living in Seoul, Gangnam, cellphones in Korea, what to do, dongdaemun, cellphones, Seoul subway, the arrival store

Favorite Korean Adventures of 2014, Part Two

Posted on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

The final days of 2014 are officially here! Last week, I gave a recap of four memorable spots that I visited for the first time this past year. Click here to check out that post, or keep reading to see the final four adventures that you definitely need to put on your bucket lists for 2015! 

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Tags: Korea, hiking, island, incheon, muuido, dongdaemun, dongdaemun design plaza, ddp, yongma land, seoraksan, seoraksan national park, teaching in Korea, Activities to do in Korea

A Fantastical Exhibit at the DDP in Seoul

Posted on Thu, Jul 31, 2014 @ 03:44 AM

Since the humidity and heat of the summer makes everyone want to stay indoors, I try to spend my weekends going to museums around Seoul that I haven't gotten to see yet. As part of this avoid-being-really-sweaty plan, each summer I keep an eye out for visiting exhibits that are worth checking out. The opportunity to see something cool and be in a nice air conditioned building? Sounds like an excellent Saturday to me. Recently, I was able to check out one of the current exhibits in Seoul, the Weta Workshop at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza.

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Tags: dongdaemun, museums in Korea, dongdaemun design plaza

Korea Must-See: Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park

Posted on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

Next to Dongdaemun Gate is an area of Seoul famous for its countless markets, ranging from clothing to textiles to craft supplies. Now, in the middle of these more traditional markets and hip shopping malls, a structure that looks like something out of a futuristic landscape has finally been unveiled. This spaceship-like building is the new Dongdaemun Design Plaza, and not only is it really, really cool, but possibly one of my new favorite spots to visit in Seoul.

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Tags: things to do on weekend, seoul, things to do on the weekend, tourist attractions, what to do on the weekend, tourist attraction in korea, things to do, dongdaemun, tourist spots in Korea, things to see in korea, dongdaemun design plaza, ddp, Weekend activities in Korea

'Tis the Season for Gifts from Korea!

Posted on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 01:15 AM

Ahh, the holidays. While it can be hard, as an expat, to be so far from family and friends during the holiday season, it's also a grand adventure. After all, how many holidays will you be spending in a different country?! For the past two years, I've been trying to make the most of it. And one of my favorite ways to keep myself occupied and in the holiday spirit? Gift shopping! Here's a look into where I'll be headed to pick up all of my gifts this year... 

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Tags: seoul folk flea market, bupyeong, dongdaemun, insadong, myeongdong, teaching in Korea, shopping in Korea, Transportation in Korea, Holidays in South Korea

A Crafty Paradise in Korea: Dongdaemun Fabric & Craft Market

Posted on Mon, Nov 04, 2013 @ 03:18 PM

Imagine a warehouse with tiny booths packed so full of beads and yarn and fabrics they look ready to explode. Then imagine narrow little aisles sprawling out into an impossible maze. Multiply this by a thousand and put it into six floors of a building. Voila, you have Seoul's Dongdaemun Fabric and Craft Market. It's a total sensory overload of colors and textures and people, but for the crafty DIYer, it's basically heaven.

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Tags: art, shopping in Korea, markets, Korea, seoul, tourist attraction, traditional market, tourist attraction in korea, dongdaemun, crafts

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