One of my favorite holidays back in America was the 4th of July. Thanks to Facebook’s memory reminders, I realized how much I was able to travel during those long holiday weekends. Although I wasn’t able to travel far from Seoul, I was able to do some fun activities to celebrate this holiday.Read More
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Seoul is known as the partying capital of Korea. An equivalent to the Asian ‘New York’, it is a city that never sleeps. You will see party goers coming home from clubs and bars at 6 a.m. in the morning. There are no curfews and no time limits. Seoul is always buzzing and it is a perfect city to find your inner party spirit and weekend energy.
Is LGBT life in Korea as fabulous as it is in, say, West Hollywood or Toronto or San Francisco? No, but it’s not just a Thursday night sham, either. I’ve spent 2 years in South Korea as a gay man, but I haven’t explored every avenue of the country’s gay life. So I’ll give my observations, but they are no way complete or even authoritative. Do keep googling the topic if you’re interested and thinking of coming to teach in the country, but make sure you change the search settings to look for recent posts about being LGBT in South Korea. From what I can tell, South Korea is all about rapid progress.
Alcohol in Korea has been one of the more interesting things to explore while teaching here. And no, I haven’t explored alcohol while in the classroom. From the potent and cheaper-than-water soju to sweet, refreshing makgeolli, I’ve had fun trying all sorts of stuff including new western spirits and custom concoctions made by friends. However, amongst all these poisons, beer is still my favorite. And last weekend, I had the pleasure of trying some excellent brews at the Fall Beer Fest in Seoul.
Here is a vlog (video blog) from my favorite coffee shop in Seoul that stands out from the rest!
From time to time while teaching English in Korea, you'll most likely get cravings for non-Korean meals and snacks. Itaewon, an international neighborhood in Seoul, offers a selection of food from all over the world, including sweets that you're missing from home. Here is my list of the most suggested places for any foreigner to visit in Itaewon!
One of my favorite things to do in Korea, especially right after payday, is head into Itaewon (In Seoul, Subway line 6, exit name is Itaewon) and just spend a few hours walking around taking advantage of all the area has to offer. Itaewon has tons of things to do any time of day: shopping, restaurants, bars, foreign markets, etc. Here are 5 reasons why you should travel over to this area (links included!):
I've been living in Korea for about nine months now, and I've absolutely loved it thus far. This being said, I must admit that I was a little nervous about celebrating my birthday while teaching English in Korea, so far away from all of my friends and family. My birthday happens to fall on St. Patrick’s Day, and being from Boston, I’m a little spoiled when it comes to birthday festivities. I wasn’t so sure that Korea could live up to my expectations. I was wrong.