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Planning a Trip to Tokyo? Make Sure To Visit These Top Attractions

Posted on Tue, Feb 23, 2016 @ 11:56 AM

As soon as I found out about the Lunar New Year holiday, I was excited to plan a trip to Tokyo with friends for our first ChungDahm vacation. The Lunar New Year holiday  (Seollal) granted us a 4-day weekend to explore Tokyo.  One of the perks of teaching in Korea is that Tokyo is a mere 2 hour flight from Seoul. Flying from Gimpo into Haneda was the best option for us, as Gimpo is a mere express stop from my place in Seoul, and Haneda is the closest airport to the center of Tokyo. We booked our flights online a month before the trip, through Orbitz. However, traveling anywhere during the Lunar New Year in Korea is expensive, and we ended up paying quite a bit for our tickets (around $500). If you are planning on traveling during holidays in Korea, I would recommend arranging transportation as far in advance as possible, and taking your time researching the cheapest route possible! It is possible to get a round trip to Tokyo from Seoul for as cheap as $150... obviously not during peak traveling periods. We flew ANA and had a good experience. 

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Tags: japan, Tokyo, visit japan, Lunar New Year, traveling

My Top 5 Blogs from 2014

Posted on Thu, Jan 01, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

This year has been one of the busiest years that I have had in a long time. Since I’ve been living and working in Korea for over the past 3 years, there have been so many adventures in both teaching and traveling that I have been lucky to take part in. With 2014 wrapping up, it seems best that I go ahead and share my favorite blogs that I’ve written!

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Tags: English teachers in Korea, living in Seoul, hiking in korea, losing weight in korea, life in Korea, things to do on the weekends, Tokyo, Lotte World, teaching at Chungdahm, food in Korea, teaching in Korea

ChungDahm Teachers Head to Tokyo for a Weekend Getaway

Posted on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 @ 01:42 PM

With autumn quickly approaching,  a few of us teachers decided to take in the sights of Tokyo, Japan. Due to middle school testing over the last few weeks of September, my fellow teachers and I have had a lot of energy to burn off from not teaching.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Japan from Korea, extra money in korea, things to do on the weekend, working in korea, tourist attraction, Tokyo, Teach in Asia, teaching in Korea, shopping in Korea

Tokyo Time! Shopping Outside South Korea

Posted on Wed, Mar 05, 2014 @ 07:44 PM

 Although I enjoyed the peace and quiet of Kyoto, I was eager to throw myself into the hustle and bustle of the city of 35 million people, Tokyo. I had heard a lot about Tokyo, about the all night attitude and the politeness of the Japanese people. I had also heard that they speak very little English in Japan in comparison to Korea, so I was both eager to explore and also a little nervous.

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Tags: vacation, japan, vacation destinations, Tokyo, winter in Korea

If given the chance while living in Korea, travel to Tokyo! (Part 2)

Posted on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 03:49 PM

Welcome to the second half of my trip to Tokyo, Japan. The first half was a great mix of cultural and historical sights. From ancient temples to traditional weddings, part 1 has a lot to offer. However, this second half of my trip is where things get good. From peaceful gardens to downright bizarre surprises, here is proof that Tokyo is an incredible city. And it's also easy to travel there from South Korea.

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Tags: vacation, free time, teaching in Korea, living in Korea, japan, Tokyo, visit japan, what to see

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