Now don’t get me wrong, I love my Daejeon Citizen soccer (big win against Daegu the other day for all those wondering). They are my one true Korean sports love, but like with some relationships, sometimes you find yourself longing for something better. Just like when a man at a football game with his girlfriend sneaks a glance at the gorgeous cheerleaders prancing on the sidelines, lately I have been gazing longingly at a more beautiful brand of soccer. I am talking about the FIFA World Cup, the most popular sporting event in the world, which is currently taking place in Brazil. While a challenge, watching the World Cup in a passionate country like South Korea has proven to be immensely enjoyable, much like a beautiful Messi goal sublimely curled into the top corner. I have some tips for all fans of the jogo bonito on how to maximize your World Cup experience in South Korea.
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
There is one good thing about the handful of convenient stores in Korea. Located in all areas which include popular tourist areas and hidden alleys, these convenient stores can be the biggest life saviors. Not only are they opened late hours, heck 24 hours, it is the one spot to go to for cheap goodies (including amusement parks and other family places Americans would raise the price at). They offer all kinds of daily necessities, making traveling and everyday life as an English teacher in Korea that much easier. A few of the more popular convenient stores in Korea are Family Mart, Buy the Way, GS 25, CVS, and 7-11 (but its nothing like the ones back at home).