For medical procedures, many foreigners come to Korea from all over the world because of the reasonable prices and high quality. I remember while I was living in America, I hated going to the dentist and eye doctor because of how much money I would spend for my medical procedures. Even with insurance, I’d pay at least $80-$100 for each visit. Luckily here in Korea, the prices are not astronomical. Here are some tips to help you save money while you are living and teaching in Korea.Read More
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
The thought of doing everyday things in a foreign country where you cannot speak the language can be quite frightening. For instance thoughts of where to find a reliable dentist or how to open up a foreign bank account can become quite stressful. Being a woman, doing my hair was on the top of my list of worries and priorities! When I became a teacher in Korea I was especially concerned of the salons in Korea since most people have black or brown hair. Horrifying thoughts of bright orange hair cluttered my brain from terrifying stories of other traveling buddies who had hair disasters in Asia.
South Korea is a country obsessed with appearance. No matter what the occasion, Koreans always dress to impress and make sure their hair and make-up is immaculate, because apparently looking good is even more important than feeling good (I refuse to believe Korean girls legitimately enjoy the feeling of those 5 inch heels). While I do not share the Koreans’ attention to detail when it comes to my own appearance, I luckily was blessed with devastating good looks so it is easy for me to fake it. The chiseled features of James Dean combined with the rippled physique of a Greek god allow me to hold my own against even the suavest Korean gentleman.
I know I need my hair looking fresh to complete my debonair image and keep the ladies swooning (and by swooning I mean vomiting). Luckily, haircuts in this country are ridiculously cheap, and are an immensely satisfying and enjoyable experience. I go to Leechard in Tanbang-dong (near exit 4 of the Tanbang subway stop) and I seriously cannot see myself going anywhere else for my ear lowering needs.
"Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like." -unknown
The top shopping destinations as a teacher in Korea are Myungdong, Dongdaemun, and even Gangnam underground shopping center. However, as a girl and a big time thrifty shopper, Ewha Women's University is the place to go.
Beauty is pain. Beauty is expensive. Beauty this, beauty that.