Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

How to Survive Your First ChungDahm Teacher Party

Posted on Mon, Feb 02, 2015 @ 12:18 PM

Many of my Korean friends say that I am an ‘honorary Korean’ who doesn’t know a lot of Korean. Living in Korea for the past three years, I have seen a lot, learned a lot and experienced a lot to the point that I have started to feel like I have been immersed and assimilated into the Korean culture. The Korean people have a great culture and if you live and work here, you have to try out. One of my favorite Korean pastimes is the company party or the ‘회식’. I am lucky to be part of the ChungDahm branch that I am in because we have a company party every few months (Thanks Boss!).

 

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Tags: only in Korea, drinking, cultural experience, cultural differences, karaoke, dishes in korea, cultural activities

Visiting the Seoul Folk Flea Market in Korea

Posted on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 03:58 PM

Once upon a time the Seoul Folk Flea Market (서울풍물시장) vendors set up shop around the Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul, Korea. Now they return each day to well-manicured squares of space within a recently built warehouse location. Some merchants refer to the market as The Ant Market due to its many moves over the years. Thankfully, a friend I met while teaching English in Korea and who is always in the know dragged me to the market a few weeks ago. I am very glad she did.

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Tags: a year in Korea, seoul, only in Korea, shopping in Korea, Market, advice, flea market, seoul folk flea market, Activities to do in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Experiencing 4D Movies While Teaching in Korea!

Posted on Thu, Apr 11, 2013 @ 03:45 PM

I am constantly amazed at the number of novelty attractions popping up in Korea. After living in Korea for over a year, I am still discovering new entertainment experiences that just aren't available in the United States (or at least, I have not seen them). Examples that come to mind include screen golf, pet cafes, and party motels (don't know party motels??...check them out here). Some of these attractions are just gimmicky, but others, truly are fun and are guaranteed to be a good time. When hearing about a new diversion, often my initial reaction is the thought "only in Korea". Well that is exactly what I thought when I heard about 4D movie theaters.

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Tags: Korea, movie theaters in Korea, entertainment, only in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, movies in Korea

Free, for me? 10 Fantastic Freebies in Korea!

Posted on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 @ 04:40 PM

Living and teaching in Korea has allowed me to adopt a pretty decadent life-style. I've been pampered in traditional Korean bathhouses and spas, I've wined and dined most weekend evenings in Seoul, I've adopted a Korean sense of style and I can find an item that 'I just have to have!' in any store, and I've adventured throughout Korea and flown to Taiwan and Thailand all in the last year. My teaching salary has allowed me to try, see, taste and shop my way through Southeast Asia all while sending money home to the US each month to pay off student loans and other debt. 

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Tags: only in Korea, food in Korea, advice, free, Better in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, benefits of living in Korea, service, freebies, Beauty Products in Korea

Fish Pedicure Over a Cup of Coffee in Korea!

Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Dr. Fish is a different kind of cafe in Gangnam, Seoul. It is by far my favorite place to have a cup of coffee and a quick Pamper Me Pretty session. Although the prices are a little higher than other cafes in town, it is the best place for a bunch of English teacher girls to bond and share thoughts over. I suggest going to visit with a  group of girls and sharing the experience of this unique cafe. To make up for the prices of drinks, they offer a free self service of bread and jams that you can heat up. 

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Tags: fish pedicure, pedicure, Pamper Me Pretty, only in Korea, Cafe, Gangnam, coffee shop, Dr Fish

Only in Korea: Enjoy a Cup of Coffee with a Furry Friend

Posted on Sun, Jan 06, 2013 @ 04:30 PM

A doggy cafe is exactly how it sounds, it's a cafe full of dogs running around and playing with you. It is the perfect compliment for coffee and animal lovers in Korea. For the most part, the dogs are of all ages, all different kinds. It is a great place to go to for people like me who are in love with dogs, but cannot have one. There are a few cafes in Seoul, Sunnyne Cafe, the one I visited is located in Hongdae while teaching English in Korea.
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Tags: dog, only in Korea, hongdae, pet, Cafe, doggy cafe

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