It's fairly well known that Korea is a meat lovers paradise. For us carnivores, there's a dazzling array of meats and sea foods that are readily available. Korea is obviously most famously associated with its Barbecue restaurants, which can be found on pretty much any street corner. While Korea boasts a large number of vegetable dishes, it can be hard for vegetarians (and even more so for vegans) to find dishes that are actually vegetarian. For example, many soups or stews that don't have meat or seafood in them will often contain fish or meat products within their broth. Having a co-worker that is vegetarian has really opened my eyes to some of the difficulties vegetarians may face coming to Korea. After chatting with him I thought it would be useful to put together some tips to help any vegetarians that are interested in teaching in Korea.Read More
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
I am weak. I can't do it. I just can't. I'll grant you, I've never tried. But I just know, you know? I could never go a week without a good piece of meat. Or even a bad piece would be fine. I am, however, incredibly proud and in awe of those who can live the vegetarian life. To all you strong souls, thank you for doing what you feel is right. Maybe I can help in some small way by shedding some light on what it is like being vegetarian as a teacher in South Korea. How? By asking a few of my vegetarian friends 5 questions about their experience as a meatless-one in South Korea. Here we go. Enjoy the advice!