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My Trip to the Winter Olympic Games in Peyongchang

Posted on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 @ 05:52 PM

When I first came to teach in Korea in 2013, now four years ago, I was naive about the world. I had always been taught to put limitations on myself, and my experiences. I was taught that I can’t do things. That some things are not safe. It reminds me very much to those living in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Shire. Much like a Hobbit, I was afraid of the outside world and ignorant of what was out there. But putting my feet outside of the U.S. was the best decision I have ever made. And if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t be able to achieve any of the wonderful things that I have already, and will achieve in the future. One of the things I was able to achieve and cross off my bucket list during my time abroad was attending the Winter Olympic Games in Peyongchang last weekend.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever be able go to the Olympics, but thanks to some good fortune this dream became a reality.

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Tags: olympics korea, Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018, winter olympics, Weekend activities in Korea, things to do on the weekends

Find Out How Korea is Preparing for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang

Posted on Fri, Oct 06, 2017 @ 02:55 PM

The Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, starting on February 9, 2018, will be the second Olympic games hosted in Korea. The first Olympics, hosted in the summer of 1988, rocketed South Korea into the lime-light of the world, showcasing that they were truly a first-world nation. Since Korea’s first Olympics, the country has developed much further, and has become even more of an economic powerhouse. South Korea has become a country with one of the best transportation systems, one of the strongest democracies, maintains a strong international presence, and boasts the fastest internet in the world. So, with the upcoming Olympics, South-Korea, internationally known for its dramas and K-pop, will once again be cast into the lime-light, drawing  international investment  once more. And while many countries have suffered economic loss because of the Olympics, there is strong evidence to support that the games will boost South Korea in multiple ways.  In this blog I will talk about how Korea still utilizes some of the venues from the 1988 games, along with tips for ways you can enjoy the upcoming Winter games during your time teaching in Korea.
 
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Tags: Olympics, Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018, Olympic Park

5 Fun Winter Activities To Do While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 05:13 PM

Now that we are about to enter December and the weather has gotten cold in Korea I thought it would be a great opportunity to talk about my favorite winter activities.  One of the perks of living and teaching in Korea is that you can experience all four seasons and although the weather can he harsh at time, there is still plenty of fun activities you can do. Below are my five favorite winter activities.   

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Tags: winter in Korea, cultural activities, Activities to do in Korea, skiing, snowboarding, winter olympics, Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018, snow, food in Korea, international, china

After A Successful Olympics Korea Begins Preparing for the 2018 Winter Games

Posted on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 04:15 PM

As the 2016 Summer Olympics came to an end, the tiny nation of Korea celebrated another victorious Olympic games and began looking forward to hosting the 2018 winter games in Pyeongchang. Korean athletes did their nation proud as they accumulated 21 medals and placed their nation 8th overall!  This is rather impressive for a small nation, against its larger competitors, China and Japan. Korea dominated in Archery and Taekwondo, winning 5 medals in each, and 4 gold medals in Archery. The whole country was suspended in awe and anticipation as the final rounds of Archery was being televised on the local network, KBS. It was definitely the highlighted topic at Chungdahm Learning among my students, during the Summer. 

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Tags: Olympics, winter olympics, pyeongchang, Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018, sports in Korea, Gangwondo, skiing, snow, snowboarding, adventure, Olympic Park, olympics korea, social life, life in Korea, KTX, Transportation in Korea, future plans

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