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Seoul Halloween Store Satisfies All Your Spooky Needs

Posted on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 @ 01:06 PM

Halloween is easily the best holiday of the year. I associate it with the dawn of cooler weather, the holiday season, and great, scary times with friends. However, I was worried that Halloween in South Korea would be lackluster. Koreans don’t really celebrate All Hallow’s Eve. But never underestimate a large population of 20-somethings with expendable income and a lot of free time. There are a number of Halloween related activities in the last few weeks of October. I’ve decided on checking out my first Rocky Horror Picture Show event. I'm super excited, but I have just one problem. What will I wear?!

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Tags: teaching in Korea, English teachers in Korea, shopping in Korea, halloween, Activities to do in Korea, Seoul subway, foreign products, Seoul secrets, Holidays in South Korea

Tastes Like Home: A Trip to Costco in Korea

Posted on Mon, Sep 09, 2013 @ 04:05 PM

As much as I adore Korean food, sometimes I just need a break from all the rice and kimchi. The availability of western brands and products in the regular supermarkets is definitely respectable, but there are just some things the likes of Lotte Mart, Home Plus, and E-Mart don't carry. Luckily, Costco does exist in Korea, and it's basically a mecca for Westerners who need to stock up on some favorites from home. 

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Tags: a year in Korea, eating in Korea, cooking in korea, shopping in Korea, food in Korea, Costco, what to buy in Korea, foreign products, groceries

Finding American Food While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Thu, Jan 03, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

As expected, finding comfort foods from home can be a difficult task.  Items such as ranch dressing, sandwich meat, and Easy Mac can be coveted items for an English teacher in Korea.  Despite the endless scavenger hunt that can ensue to find your favorite foods, that does not mean that it is an impossible task.  Here are some places that you can find beloved foods from back home while teaching in Korea.

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Tags: a year in Korea, food in Korea, foreign products

Hummus Heaven in Korea: High Street Market in Seoul

Posted on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 09:33 AM

"You look like you could use an almond milk coffee smoothie with real mint chocolate bits," the man behind the counter caught me off-guard as I stood at the entrance of the store wide-eyed and drooling. "I can make it for you now and you can enjoy it while you shop." I nodded, unable to verbalize my gratitude. "Did he just read my mind?" I thought. Maybe he did, or maybe he just saw me for the sucker that I am, regardless, the drink was beyond amazing and I couldn't help but make a few annoying slurping sounds with my straw as I managed to enjoy each bit of the almond milk deliciousness as I browsed all that High Street Market had to offer.  

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Tags: High Street Market, a year in Korea, things to do on weekend, cooking in korea, food in Korea, Itaewon, cafes in Korea, foreign products

Teaching in Korea - Survival Tips

Posted on Mon, Aug 06, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

Teaching English in Korea can be difficult in terms of getting certain items. There have been a few blogs on the topic and even tips on where to get items. For starters, I have constantly asked for care packages from home because there are a handful of items that I cannot find here, or the price is ridiculously overpriced for the items. This is to the point where international shipping is cheaper, unbelievable! I decided to compile a list of things that are a MUST bring if you do come to teach English Korea, and a tip as to where you can pick up certain products.

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Tags: packing, teaching in Korea, living in Korea, cooking in korea, shopping in Korea, tips, things to bring, foreign products, survival, discount

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