One of my favorite things to do in Korea, especially right after payday, is head into Itaewon (In Seoul, Subway line 6, exit name is Itaewon) and just spend a few hours walking around taking advantage of all the area has to offer. Itaewon has tons of things to do any time of day: shopping, restaurants, bars, foreign markets, etc. Here are 5 reasons why you should travel over to this area (links included!):
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
A new job is always simultaneously exciting and scary, but especially so when your job is on the other side of the world. After working at Chungdahm for the past ten months, I’ve picked up one or two things that you can expect to encounter while teaching English in Korea that I wish I’d known before. So, allow me to be your Chungdahm spirit guide. Here’s what you should know:
One of my chief concerns when I moved to Korea was my feminine health: Will I be able to get birth control? See a gyno? Buy condoms? Use tampons? I had heard that tampons were hard to find and very expensive. I had also heard that birth control was over the counter, but had absolutely no idea what brands Korea offers or how to ask for them. I entertained a horrific image of me carrying a suitcase filled with a year’s supply of tampons, birth control pills, and condoms through baggage check. In this nightmare, the airport attendants scanned the contents of my bag with judgement in their eyes and wondered what must be wrong with this obviously promiscuous girl. Luckily, I have gleaned from my time in Korea some tips and tricks for taking care of yourself during “lady time”, how to acquire the pill, and the scoop on Korean condoms. Read on for all the juicy details.