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The Hardest Part of Being an English Teacher in Korea (Part I)

Posted on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

We all know that life can be hard at times. Living in a foreign country away from your family, friends, and home can make a bad day... even worse. Since we all have tough days, I thought it would be helpful to show some examples of what difficulties to expect and how to I got through it.

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Tags: Korean culture, eating out in Korea, English teacher in Korea, drink in Korea, students in Korea, things to do in Korea, makgeolli, advice, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea

Visiting Ulleungdo: Korea's "Mysterious" Island

Posted on Tue, Oct 08, 2013 @ 01:45 PM

This year, Korea's Chuseok holiday fell on a Thursday, meaning we would have Wednesday-Friday off from teaching. A glorious 5-day weekend is a rare thing, so I was resolved to go somewhere awesome this year. As I watched airplane tickets to international destinations steadily climb in price, I turned to domestic spots. I'd been eyeing Ulleungdo for over a year, with it hovering near the top of my Korea Bucket List, and I quickly realized that the Chuseok weekend was a prime opportunity. 

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Tags: vacation spot in Korea, Vacations in Korea, island, things to do before leaving korea, makgeolli, tourist attraction, vacation destinations, islands, tourist attraction in korea, korea bucket list, ulleungdo, dokdo, Chuseok, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea, Beaches in Korea

It's My Party: How to Hike in Korea

Posted on Wed, Dec 05, 2012 @ 01:37 PM

With about 70% of the Korean peninsula covered with mountains, the hiking culture dominates the the Land of Kimchi. In my spare time from teaching English, I went for a short hike up Mt. Dobongsan near my home a few weeks ago. I have a ways to go if I want to start calling myself a "hiker", but here are my thoughts thus far...  

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Tags: Exercising in Korea, Korean culture, Hike, mountain, hiking in korea, hiking, fun days in korea, makgeolli, party, fun, mt dobongsan, Activities to do in Korea

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