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.Read More
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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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
While living and teaching in Busan, South Korea, I've heard a fair amount about Nampo and the Jagalchi Seafood Market. Jagalchi is one of the most famous seafood markets in Korea. It is huge, and has both an inside, multi-leveled area and an outside open market. There are restaurants to be found everywhere there, but just next door is another area famous for food and a bit less expensive, Nampo.