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How To Navigate Public Transportation While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 02:50 PM

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.

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Tags: Seoul subway, Subways in Korea, subway, Transportation in Korea

Five Apps You Need to Have When Living in Korea!

Posted on Thu, Mar 10, 2016 @ 03:01 PM

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.

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Tags: Apps, smartphone apps, Seoul subway, Subways in Korea, subway

Korea's Underground Malls: A Great Place to go Bargain Shopping

Posted on Wed, Oct 01, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

Living in Korea, you will never, ever need to look far for places to go shopping. Even if you aren't a shopaholic and prefer to quickly get whatever you need and get out, you'll find that this is often outrageously convenient. Areas like Myeongdong are widely talked about, as are the malls and massive department stores. One shopping spot that often gets skipped over, though, is the underground shopping centers. Believe me, it is here that you will find some serious treasures.

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Tags: fashion in Korea, Teach English in Korea, Teach in Asia, shopping in Korea, bupyeong, myeongdong, fashion, Engrish, subway, Transportation in Korea

Smartphone Apps You NEED While in Korea

Posted on Sat, Jul 05, 2014 @ 08:07 AM

We live in a smartphone world. My dependence on my iPhone is, undoubtedly, ridiculous, and yet I just need it. Living in Korea has made my borderline addiction a little bit more understandable, though, because I use my phone constantly to get information about buses, subways, restaurants, and events. Living in an unfamiliar place is made so much easier by the accessibility of information on the internet and through apps, so here are the most useful apps I've found (and used!) while in Korea

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Tags: Apps, tourism, smartphone apps, teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, advice, tips, smartphones, getting around seoul, smartphones in Korea, subway

The Answers to Your Money Questions About Korea

Posted on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

As a blogger, I've received a substantial number of emails over the past two years. The common theme among the questions I get asked can easily be guessed: money. Understandably so, of course, as money is an important part of taking a job in a foreign country. So, it is my hope that the information I have gathered from the experiences of a variety of expats in Korea (myself, my friends, and my fellow Aclipse/Chungdahm bloggers) will help answer your burning money questions...

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, saving money in Korea, living in Korea, eating out in Korea, cellphones in Korea, expat, cellphones, subway, finances in Korea

A Korea How To: Use the Seoul Subway System Like a Pro!

Posted on Mon, Sep 02, 2013 @ 09:30 PM

It's that time again. There are many new teachers joining the Chungdahm family and they're busy participating in teacher training and getting accustomed to a new life abroad in Korea. For those who are still not too familiar with the Korean subway system it can bring about a bit of culture shock, but don't worry - watch this video post and become a subway pro!

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, Korea, life in Korea, tips, subway, Transportation in Korea

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