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Be Sure to Visit Jeju, the "Hawaii of Korea," While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Oct 26, 2016 @ 03:15 PM

One of the longest breaks you will have as a ChungDahm teacher is during the Korean holiday of Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). The other major holiday would be Seollnal (Lunar New Years). Whenever these holidays approach, I always take the time to leave the city. In times past, I’ve visited Malaysia, Manila, and Busan. We have had teachers visit Hong Kong and Thailand during this long vacation too. This year, I decided to take time and go to a place that I had been to before but never got a really chance to explore. This place I decided to go back to was Jeju.

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Top 5 Places to Teach in Korea Outside of Seoul

Posted on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 @ 02:20 PM

In 2016, Korea is still one of the most popular destinations to teach English. Teachers can save while travelling and enjoy an excellent standard of living while meeting  foreigners from all over the world. Over the past 5 years, Koreas expat community has almost doubled, and plenty of job seekers from Eastern Europe and the USA are finding more and more opportunities for career growth on the Asian continent. With the release of Gangnam-Style and K-drama/ K- pop becoming increasingly popular, more and more foreigners haven been drawn to Korea.

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Tags: teach, preparing to teach in Korea, Jeju Island, life in Korea, cities in Korea, Gangwondo, teach in Korea, busan, Daegu, chungdahm learning, live in city, Korean city, live in countyside, chungcheongnam-do

Top Beaches To Visit While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 03:02 PM

Korea does not come to mind, when I think of white sand beaches and blue sunny skies. However, with a little bit of digging during my time teaching in Korea, I discovered that Korea does indeed have white sand beaches and places that have a beach culture. Coming from South Africa myself I decided to search for a piece of Summer paradise by traveling and experiencing various places in Korea. Over the years, I fell in love with a few beaches in Korea that are situated in various provinces all over the country and have come to choose my favorite beaches according to my mood and vibe I would like to enjoy during a weekend getaway. 

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Visit Jeju Island During the Summer and Spring Months in Korea

Posted on Wed, May 25, 2016 @ 04:27 PM

This past weekend I made a sweet escape for some fresh air and relaxation in Jeju-do, or Jeju Island. Jeju Island is just off the coast of South Korea, an hour flight from Gimpo airport, and is a great place to visit during the spring and summer months while you are teaching in Korea. It is known as the "Hawaii of Korea," as it shares a similar climate of frequent rain, as well as volcanic rock. It is an extremely popular vacation spot and makes for a quick weekend getaway. Jeju Island is also a top honeymoon destination for Korean newlyweds. Jeju Island contains a number of UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites, such as cave formations and mountains. There are plenty of trails to hike, seafood to eat, and beaches to relax on, making it ideal for a break from the hustle and bustle of Seoul.

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Tags: Jeju Island, traveling, weekend travel

5 Things You Must Do On Jeju Island; The Hawaii of Asia

Posted on Wed, Apr 29, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Jeju Island is Korea's top tourist destination and an international attraction that Korea is very proud of. In 2011, Jeju Island got voted as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature  (New7Wonders Foundation) and boasts the stunning crater lake of Mt. Hallansan at a magnificent 1,950m high. Jeju Island is known as the Island of the Gods and is the largest volcanic island on the Korean peninsula. Known as the Hawaii of Asia, the island boasts stunning scenic views that are breathtaking all year-round, especially in the Spring and Summer months.  Jeju is also the home to attractions such as white-sand beaches, large volcanic rocks, waterfalls, caves and cliffs.  There is also an abundance of fauna and flora as the island filled with beautiful landscapes of flowers and fall leaves depending on the season.  Finally, Jeju Island also recently got awarded the Global Geopark certificate and got the Mannganggul Cave registered as a UNESCO world heritage sight.
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When on Jeju, South Korea, also check out Udo!

Posted on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

During my recent trip to Jeju for Lunar New Year, my tour group also spent some time on Udo, a small island just off Jeju's eastern coast. I hadn't heard much about this island before going there, so I was pleasantly surprised to realize it was a highlight of the weekend and that I definitely want to go back when I'm next on Jeju! 

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Tags: islands, jeju, Jeju Island, what to see, tourist attractions, island, islands of korea, what to do, udo, cow island, Beaches in Korea

My Favorite Spots on Jeju, South Korea

Posted on Fri, Feb 28, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

Well, I should amend that title by saying these are my favorite spots from my first visit to Jeju... I'm sure future visits will introduce me to other places that are equally awesome. My recent Jeju trip was over the Lunar New Year holiday, which was a four-day weekend. The end of January isn't ideal Jeju weather, but it didn't stop us from touring all over the island and thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Here's the best of what I saw... 

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Tags: islands, teaching in Korea, tourist spots in Korea, things to do before leaving korea, jeju, Jeju Island, things to do on the weekends, what to see in korea, tourist attraction in korea, island, island of Jeju, Weekend activities in Korea

Time to Start Exploring Korea and Beyond: As an English teacher

Posted on Fri, Aug 09, 2013 @ 03:30 PM

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Tags: teaching in Korea, Teach English overseas, Japan from Korea, jeju, Jeju Island, Activities to do in Korea

Loveland: A Park STRICTLY for Adults in Jeju, Korea....

Posted on Tue, May 21, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

It is my last week teaching English in Korea. After living in Jeju for over a year, I have done everything on the island that I have wanted to do; I have climbed Jeju's volcano, Mt. Hallasan, several times, visited all of the beaches, checked out Jeju's famous lava tubes, and so much more. Yet, there was still one more thing on my bucket list. I haved joked about doing it since I arrived in Korea, but have not seriously thought about going. But with my time in Korea dwinding down, I thought this might be my last opportunity to visit an erotic theme park.

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Exploring Caves on Jeju When Teaching In Korea

Posted on Wed, Nov 07, 2012 @ 01:16 PM

Even though there are hundreds of things to do on Jeju, there is one thing that is a must for any visitor or English teacher in Korea. And no, I am not talking about the beaches or climbing Korea's tallest mountain, I am talking about exploring the caves that can be found throughout the island.
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