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Korea's Sports Monster

Posted on Thu, Feb 20, 2020 @ 04:02 PM

These days it is so cold in Seoul! It’s mid-winter and the outdoor activities are limited. If you are an active and adventurous person like myself, then you’ll be happy to know that there is an indoor game and sports experience spot right outside of Seoul. The place is called Sports Monster. It is located at one of Korea’s largest shopping malls Hannam’s Starfield, which is about an hour and a half away from Gangnam by bus. It is significantly faster if you go by car or taxi. There isn’t a direct subway line that goes out to Hannam. So, I suggest planning a trip out there in advance to account for the transportation time it takes to get there. 

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Tags: Games, teaching in Korea, things to see in korea, Exercising in Korea, things to do on the weekends, outdoor activities, Weekend activities in Korea, living in South Korea

Embrace the Cafe Culture while Teaching in Korea

Posted on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

            I would argue a lot of South Koreans work hard to cultivate a certain image of sophistication and trendiness.  That suave aura that many Koreans strive for is achieved not only through their impressive sense of style, but also in their choice of hangout spots. For Koreans who fancy themselves classy and urbane, the idea of a café resonates quite strongly and has a powerful appeal in this country. I don’t know if Koreans want to seem Westernized or maybe just really just love hanging out in cozy environments, but there is no doubt that this country is a land of cafes, and the rapid spread of café culture has led to some interesting variations that offer a whole lot more than just coffee.

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Tags: Games, Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, coffee in Korea, pets in Korea, Cafes

Cat Bohnanza! Fun times at a cat cafe in South Korea!

Posted on Wed, Feb 12, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

A friend’s cat recently fell of the top of his 4 story apartment building. The cat is still in the hospital, but after he lived through the first night, it looks like he’ll be OK. Pets are a funny thing, especially while living abroad. At some point, almost everyone considers getting a dog or cat because the distance from and absence of family has that effect. But most people choose to not adopt because their is another option. CAFES! Last week I went downtown to a cat cafe with some friends. Yup, it’s exactly what it sounds like. A cafe full of cats. I expected the place to be shady and dingy with hairballs strewn about and a cat lady hiding under some rags at the register. However, the experience was actually really enjoyable. We ended up staying for almost 3 hours.

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Tags: Games, What?, cafes in Korea, cat, Cafes

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