If you teach in Korea long enough, you will realize how much Koreans are proud of their culture and history and because of this they do their best to preserve their ancient wonders. As of 2016, Korea has 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites. If a location is deemed to have cultural or physical significance, the UN will help to ensure that it remains protected. The nomination process can take years and only a certain amount of locations will be designated a World Heritage site in any given year. This year, I was invited by my Korean friends to participate in the Amsa-dong Prehistoric Settlement Site.Read More
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Summer is here! At Chungdahm, we are working hard by teaching additional summer intensive courses, but smack in the middle I get a week's vacation. As I was pondering how to spend this vacation I found a great trip through Facebook and a pretty popular travel group, Enjoy Korea. They provide both Day trips and Weekend trips for English speakers living in Korea. They're a licensed travel company who work with some of the main ski resorts in Korea and other businesses to provide some awesome trips at amazing prices. For my weekend getaway, I only spent 30,000 won, which is around $30.
One of the biggest events around the world is Ultra Music Festival (UMF). It is so big that it is an event that pretty much everyone travels around the world just to see. Held in Jamsil stadium this year, there have been many who traveled to Korea from other countries just to experience and see the sets of world famous DJs which include, but are not limited to: AVICII, Kaskade, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Cazzette, Boy George, Shut Da Mouth, and Carl Cox.