Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Mangwon Munching

Posted on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Seoul overflows with amazing food, and to say that you can essentially guarantee a happy belly from the corner stall that sells gaeranbbang (egg bread) and boongobbang (red bean fish shaped waffles) to the instagram haunts and everything in between is a huge understatement. Choosing a subway stop and wandering off in search of nourishment is one of the best, and most easily fruitful things you can do in Seoul, especially while the weather is nice.

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Tags: Weekend activities in Korea, things to do in seoul, eating out in Korea, Korean food, local market, mangwon, hongdae

Top 5 Korean Dishes you Must Try

Posted on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Korean food has become popular all over the world in recent years. The growing trend of K-pop has led to even more interest in Korean culture. 

Food has an important role in Korean history as a result of social and political changes throughout the centuries. Every province has its own dishes and ingredients that are unique to their own region. If you travel around Korea, you will be become accustomed to the various meals you should indulge in. For example, Jeonju is famous for Bibimbap and Jeju is famous for Black Pork. 

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Tags: Korean food, Korean dish, banchan, ordering food, food in Korea, eating out in Korea, eating healthy in Korea, eating in Korea, kimchi, bibimbap, samgyeopsal

Try These Top Summer Dishes and Drinks While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 02:47 PM

If you haven’t been to Korea, Korea is a great place to live because you can truly experience 4 seasons. When I was in living in Las Vegas, all I knew was hot and cold. One thing that I like about living in Korea, is that Korean people eat specific foods according to season. Since summer season in Korea is quickly approaching, I thought it would be best for me to share the top 4 foods you should try while living and teaching in Korea during the summertime.

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Tags: eating in Korea, summer in korea, alcohol, food in Korea, eating out in Korea, eating healthy in Korea, alcohol in Korea, Korean food, korean drinks

5 "Unusual" Korean Foods That You Should Try

Posted on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

It's easy to fall into a pattern of go-to foods -- the easy, comfortable, "normal" ones. Bibimbap, gimbap, donkas, ramen, and of course, BBQ. And there's nothing wrong with eating these foods, but lately I've been challenging myself to seek out some of the stranger foods here in Korea. So, during your time in Korea, here's what I recommend you try that's on the more adventurous side of dining...

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Tags: eating out in Korea, eating in Korea, food in Korea, eat in korea

The Hardest Part of Being an English Teacher in Korea (Part I)

Posted on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

We all know that life can be hard at times. Living in a foreign country away from your family, friends, and home can make a bad day... even worse. Since we all have tough days, I thought it would be helpful to show some examples of what difficulties to expect and how to I got through it.

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Tags: Korean culture, eating out in Korea, English teacher in Korea, drink in Korea, students in Korea, things to do in Korea, makgeolli, advice, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea

(Slightly) Poor Man's Guide to Living in Korea

Posted on Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 09:59 PM

So I’m sure everyone has his or her own reasons for teaching English in South Korea. Many people come just for the new experiences and the chance to immerse themselves in a foreign culture, but there is a significant portion of the Chungdahm community using their earnings to pay off student debts. With that financial mountain looming over many of us, we are all looking for ways to save money. Personally, I am not one to spend all my nights staring at my computer screen, depriving myself of fun just for the sake of frugality. But I still do make an attempt (some months I am more successful than others) to save a decent chunk of my paycheck, and here are my strategies for doing so. Don’t worry, they don’t require burning whale oil, living off a ramen and water diet, or using smoke signals to communicate with your friends.

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Tags: cooking in korea, eating out in Korea, Kimbap, money in korea, Spoiled by Korea, Costco, eat in korea, Transportation in Korea

The Answers to Your Money Questions About Korea

Posted on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

As a blogger, I've received a substantial number of emails over the past two years. The common theme among the questions I get asked can easily be guessed: money. Understandably so, of course, as money is an important part of taking a job in a foreign country. So, it is my hope that the information I have gathered from the experiences of a variety of expats in Korea (myself, my friends, and my fellow Aclipse/Chungdahm bloggers) will help answer your burning money questions...

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Tags: finances in Korea, cellphones, cellphones in Korea, saving money in Korea, eating out in Korea, a year in Korea, living in Korea, expat, subway, teaching in Korea

What's for dinner? Takeout in Korea

Posted on Wed, Oct 30, 2013 @ 03:29 PM

Living in Korea is pretty amazing for a variety of reasons. Many of the reasons include ways to make life easier and convenient. One of the things I love about Korea is of course, the food. It's a little crazy how the same chains that we have back in America are here, but they're even better. I probably eat out here more than back in the states.

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Tags: eating out in Korea, Korea, a year in Korea, food in Korea, pizza in Korea, things to do in Korea, dessert, takeout

Tidbits of Fun Teaching in South Korea

Posted on Fri, Sep 27, 2013 @ 04:34 PM

Living abroad has its surprises. Some aren’t pleasant, but most are. I try to focus my blogs around topics of interest and depth. Sometimes, however, a pleasant happening or surprise is brief without much to say about it. I’ve decided to compile a handful of these into one incohesive blog post. I present some tidbits from Korea.

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Tags: eating out in Korea, Korea, a year in Korea, cultural experience, cultural differences, Good times, Costco, Good times, food in Korea, events in Korea

Korea Buffet Basics: I hope you're hungry!

Posted on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 @ 05:27 PM

Here's a great look (video post!) at one of the many different kinds of buffets that you can experience while living and teaching in Korea. This buffet has a fantastic variety of food options and a friendly cook who helps prepare your meal. This buffet in Seoul also offers many extra 'service' options. You'll have to watch to find out what these are.

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Tags: eating out in Korea, food in Korea, restaurants in korea, dishes in korea, eating in Korea, service, buffet, Korean traditions

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