One of the toughest parts about living in a new city, especially if you are in a different country, is understanding the various transportation systems. Not only can maps be in a different language, but you may be unaware about what are the most cost effective and efficient options to get you from point A to point B. It is for this reason why I wanted to write a blog to provide new teachers, and those scheduled to begin teaching in Korea in the near future, the ultimate transportation guide to make their first days and weeks a little easier. In my blog I will talk about all the modes of transportation in Korea, including everything from taking a train to utilizing Kakao T.Read More
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Making the move from your home country to Korea is a big deal. You will love your time here and grow to embrace the Korean culture. To make your time even better, check out my 3 tips that you should know to make your transition a lot smoother as you begin your time teaching in Korea.Read More
Korea’s public transportation system is one of the best in the world. They have made it so quick, easy, and accessible that it is almost too helpful. Having gone from an area in the U.S. where there is little to no public transportation, it was a culture shock that I soon fell in love with. I absolutely hate driving, and public transportation system is one of the many reasons I love Korea and have stayed here so long. In order to help new people who are teaching in Korea, I will go into detail of how to use the public transportation system.Read More
My last blog talked about where to buy food and furnishings while living in Korea. This blog will focus on helping you get your cellular phone in order when you begin teaching in Korea and will also help you find great areas to shop for clothing if you are on a budget.Read More
The mobile industry is huge in Korea! Almost everyone has a smartphone and uses their device for communication, entertainment, navigation, education shopping and saving. Since living in Korea I have downloaded so many helpful apps that the whole population uses on a daily basis. Here are some of the apps I would recommend downloading and using if you are living or planning on moving to Korea.Read More
Halloween is easily the best holiday of the year. I associate it with the dawn of cooler weather, the holiday season, and great, scary times with friends. However, I was worried that Halloween in South Korea would be lackluster. Koreans don’t really celebrate All Hallow’s Eve. But never underestimate a large population of 20-somethings with expendable income and a lot of free time. There are a number of Halloween related activities in the last few weeks of October. I’ve decided on checking out my first Rocky Horror Picture Show event. I'm super excited, but I have just one problem. What will I wear?!
"When I see an adult on a bicycle I do not despair for the future of the human race." -H.G. Wells
I'm sorry, I cheated on a previous blog post. I recommended a bike ride along the Han River in Seoul as a fabulous Spring activity if you are living and teaching in Korea, yet my feet hadn't connected with pedals in almost a year. In an attempt to redeem myself, I along with two friends, ventured into Seoul this past Sunday and were successful in renting bikes and having a grand and glorious day. We saw kites, kid cars, bball players, swan boats, speed walkers, unicyclers, tandem bikers, gardeners, and dancing toddlers to name a few. Everyone was out on the river this weekend and you should have been too.
Living and teaching in Korea has allowed me to devote time to travel writing and also meet a fantastic and supportive community of bloggers in Seoul. I recently took part in the Seoul Subway Challenge, a collaborative photo project with a different Seoul blogger focusing on each line of the Seoul Subway. I was assigned to 9 and spent a Sunday afternoon getting lost on the 'Golden Line'. Check out my blog for more pictures and make sure to click through to the other lines included at the end of this post.
Seoul Subway Challenge: Line 9
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