One of the longest breaks you will have as a ChungDahm teacher is during the Korean holiday of Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving). The other major holiday would be Seollnal (Lunar New Years). Whenever these holidays approach, I always take the time to leave the city. In times past, I’ve visited Malaysia, Manila, and Busan. We have had teachers visit Hong Kong and Thailand during this long vacation too. This year, I decided to take time and go to a place that I had been to before but never got a really chance to explore. This place I decided to go back to was Jeju.Read More
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While I love living in Busan, Korea has plenty of other places that are incredible to explore as well. My family and I decided to enjoy Jeju Island, a population vacation spot for Koreans. We booked a place from airbnb, rented a car, and flew Jeju Air to begin this new adventure!
This year, Korea's Chuseok holiday fell on a Thursday, meaning we would have Wednesday-Friday off from teaching. A glorious 5-day weekend is a rare thing, so I was resolved to go somewhere awesome this year. As I watched airplane tickets to international destinations steadily climb in price, I turned to domestic spots. I'd been eyeing Ulleungdo for over a year, with it hovering near the top of my Korea Bucket List, and I quickly realized that the Chuseok weekend was a prime opportunity.
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As someone who grew up in a landlocked state nearly smack in the middle of the U.S., traveling to another state was normal. But going to another country? Too far and too expensive. In fact, while I've traveled all over the U.S., moving to Korea was the first time I'd ever left my home country. Now that I'm here, the novelty of being able to easily country-hop is still so amazing to me. I can't even count the hours I've spent planning the trips I'll be taking someday. Lucky for you, in all of my planning, I've amassed a huge amount of resources. So get ready to bookmark websites, because it's about to get real with a whole lot of information.
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This weekend some friends and I ventured to Damyang for their famous Bamboo Festival. Because of the close proximity to Gwangju, where I teach English, this was a very convenient festival for me to attend. After a mere hour long bus ride (and it only cost me 2,000 won), we arrived at the festival.
This past weekend, on Christmas Eve day, I went to Caribbean Bay with my family! Caribbean Bay is a water park that is connected with the amusement park, Everland. It is also known to be the biggest water park in the world! I heard people speaking so many different languages, foreigners from all over coming to enjoy themselves. Now, you may be thinking I’m crazy for going to a water park in the winter time, but this water park is open all year long with their indoor Aquatic Center! The water indoors is kept really warm. There is a wave pool, lazy river, spa, and several different slides.
Jeju (sometimes spelled Cheju) is the biggest island in Korea, located off the south coast. Jeju is known as the “honeymoon island” because it is a popular honeymoon and tourist destination for Koreans and surrounding countries. Jeju is a popular tourist destination because of its warm weather, beautiful beaches, natural volcanic sites, museums, theme parks, festivals, and culture.