The sun is out, the jackets are packed away, and everyone is starting to use their sunbrellas. It seems as though summertime is officially here. Despite the heat in Korea, there's so much to look forward to this summer. To help you map out your coming weekends, here's a quick look at some of the things many expats in Korea are prioritizing this year.
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
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Although I am originally from Las Vegas, NV, where just outside the casino boundaries Burning Man is hosted, I've never actually entertained the thought of camping in the middle of nowhere. So, when a friend first proposed the idea of Korea Burn to me - "You bring all your own supplies like food and water into the woods and you share with everyone for a weekend!" - I was skeptical, and very concerned about how many water bottles I needed to bring/carry. But, after viewing some videos from last year's burn, I warmed up to the idea of contributing to a community camping experience. Little did I know, there was a lot more going on than just camping.
After spending a weekend at Korea Burn this September, I realized that although I have been teaching English in Korea for more than 6 months now, this country will continue to surprise me with each weekend excursion. On a Monday night my friend and fellow teacher in Korea called an emergency meeting to persuade a group of us to 'apply' for last-minute Korea Burn tickets, Tuesday I enlisted the help of my co-teacher in purchasing a tent from a Korean website, Wednesday and Thursday night were spent texting my friends back and forth regarding our to-do lists of making matching costumes, finding glow-sticks and glitter, and buying bug repellent and Friday night I found myself staring at an empty suitcase wondering what the heck one brings to a Burn.