We often forget or perhaps neglect all the beautiful sights we’ve seen or experiences had. Sometimes we might subvert the value of our own happy experiences simply because they are our own. I’ve been living and teaching in Korea for six months now. During this time so much has happened, and I mean globally. There has been much unrest in the world: tragedies, doubts, concerns. Still, because of these times, I’ve learned to pay more attention to the moments and days I feel especially happy, cheerful, content. In fact, one of the best events of my life to date happened just last month: the 2017 Daegu Dalgubeol Lantern Festival in Duryu Park to celebrate and commemorate Buddha’s birthday.Read More
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
You will find celebrating Christmas while teaching in Korea to be very unique. Although you will hear a lot of Christmas music, see trees and building lit up, and people dressed in Santa suits, it still doesn't always feel like the Christmas season you are used to back home. In this blog I will do my best to give you tips on how to celebrate the holidays at ChungDahm, with your fellow teachers and expats in Korea and even your family back home.Read More
Spring is just around the corner! I look forward to the blooming cherry blossoms, blue skies and delicious strawberries everywhere! Korea is a popular travel destination during the months of April and May, because of the great weather and stunning Spring atmosphere. The scenery is magnificent, from the Canola flowers growing inside Mt. Hallasan's crater to the perfectly pictured Yeoido Cherry Blossom trees. Korea really is superb during this season and there are a lot of festivals to celebrate the arrival of Spring in Korea!Read More
One of the best ways to fully experience the Korean culture is by attending the numerous festivals that are held throughout the country. The Daejeon International Food and Wine Festival has been a must-attend festival during my three years teaching in Korea. If you love food and wine, then this festival is a cost-effective way to indulge in both!Read More
When you begin teaching in Korea you wull quickly realize Koreans and the Korean Tourism Organization are crazy about festivals. Every season, there are about 30-50 festivals to celebrate all kinds of different events. Prior to coming to Korea I was familiar with the Cherry Blossom Festivals held in Japan and in Washington D.C. and I had been to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul in years past. Having enjoyed my experience at the Seoul festival I thought it was perfect timing to go to the largest Cherry Blossom Festival in Korea located in the naval city of Jinhae.Read More
Springtime has finally arrived in South Korea and if you are a frequent reader of the Aclipse blog then you have probably realized this country enjoys its festivals. With the arrival of warmer weather it also brings with it a flurry of festivals around the country; from Holi Hai in Busan to Jinhae’s celebration of the beautiful cherry blossom. Since I teach on Saturday’s this term, unfortunately my options are a bit more limited when it comes to attending the various festivals, but I still managed to squeeze in on this past weekend in Nonsan, where I checked out the city’s annual strawberry festival. This is definitely a festival worth checking out while you are teaching in Korea.Read More
A few weeks ago, I happened upon information about Food Week Korea, an annual event held in Seoul, featuring food from all over the world. In case that doesn't already sound awesome, the part of this that really caught my attention was the promise of free samples. Eager to basically eat my way around the world, I wasted no time in getting signed up so I could attend the event.
Falling leaves, brisk temperatures, and light scarves? Autumn has absolutely hit Korea, which means one of my favorite festivals in Seoul is about to start. On display for the majority of November, the Seoul Lantern Festival will feature lanterns on platforms in the Cheonggyecheon stream in central Seoul. Read on to get an idea of what to expect from this year's festival including directions, and helpful tips for planning your visit!
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When you live in South Korea you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to fun and interesting cities to visit, from Seoul, which is the capital to Daegu (where I live) to Busan or the beach cities as it's known. The list of places to see and things to do is literally endless.
Well, another gloriously sweaty Korean summer has come to an end, and the brisk breezes of October have announced the arrival of fall. Per usual, seasons in this country seem to change in the blink of an eye, so I have found myself scrambling with my wardrobe as I transition from shorts and T-shirts to jeans and jackets. Though I personally despise cold weather, checking out some festivals does take some of the sting out of that autumn chill. This weekend provided some excellent options, and I took full advantage of my cancelled Saturday class to check out the International Fireworks Festival in Seoul, as well as the International Food and Wine Festival here in Daejeon.