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A Korean Bucket List Part 2: Unique Places to Visit While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 04:37 PM

Living and teaching in Korea is filled with unique experiences. Often opportunities arise that should not be missed! Life in Korea can be filled with adventure if you embrace new challenges and venture outside of your comfort zone. 

So what does it take to truly embrace Korea? The only way to see the country and understand the people, is to travel into the countryside or to local areas. Go beyond the tourist spots and find yourself stranded among rice paddies or the mountainside. Rural Korea is where the heart of Korea is. Most people who live in the bigger cities grew up in the countryside. If you want to understand your Korean friends, it is important t understand their upbringing and where they come from. 

Last month the first part of my bucket list was about the Top 5 Unique things to do in Korea. Part 2 is focusing on the Top 5 Unique places to visit in Korea. 

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Top 4 Nightlife Attractions in Cheonho

Posted on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 @ 03:30 PM

Hongdae, Gangnam, Itaewon - these are the where the majority of foreigners would like to spend their weekends drinking and relaxing. However, sometimes the best places are literally right in your neighborhood. Although many people do not know about Cheonho, if you you decide to teach English in Korea and are placed in this neighborhood,  here are the top nightlife attractions in Cheonho  to dine, drink and unwind. 

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Kickoff the Fall Season in Korea by Exploring Changdeokgung in Seoul

Posted on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

Before I leave Korea, I plan to see all five of the palaces in Seoul. While Gyeongbokgung has been my favorite from what I've seen so far, I have to give credit to Changdeokgung as well. It's a beautiful palace and it boasts something other other palaces don't: a secret garden. Now that the temperatures are dropping and the leaves are starting to fall from the trees, it's prime palace visiting season here in Korea! 

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, what to see in korea, what to do in korea, cultural experience, seoul, history, changdeokgung, palaces, Teach English in Asia, Teach Abroad, Weekend activities in Korea

Exploring Korea: Suwon's Hwaseong Fortress

Posted on Wed, Jul 02, 2014 @ 09:54 AM

One thing that I really love about living in Korea is the history that's simply everywhere. With Korea's rapid modernization, fancy cities have sprung up around old structures, creating a really interesting contrast of the new against the historical. One of the coolest examples of this is Suwon's Hwaseong Fortress. It's right outside of Seoul, easily accessible via the subway, making it an excellent daytrip that you should check out this summer!

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The Amazing Race with CDI: 20 Teams, 100 Tasks, 4 Hours.

Posted on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 02:11 PM

The annual CDI Amazing Race was Sunday, 22 June. Twenty teams competed from all over Seoul and its surrounding satellite cities. Each team had to complete as many tasks as possible out of 100 tasks within 4 hours. With teams sprinting like crazy and having a whole lot of fun, Chungdahm Main Branch came in first, completing 67 tasks, with Daechi and Bundang coming in a close second and third.

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Summertime To-Do List in Korea

Posted on Sun, Jun 08, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

The sun is out, the jackets are packed away, and everyone is starting to use their sunbrellas. It seems as though summertime is officially here. Despite the heat in Korea, there's so much to look forward to this summer. To help you map out your coming weekends, here's a quick look at some of the things many expats in Korea are prioritizing this year. 

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5 MORE Must-See Spots in Incheon, Korea

Posted on Sun, May 25, 2014 @ 09:39 PM

Nearly a year ago, I covered the top 5 things to do in Incheon: the world famous Incheon International Airport, Muuido/Wolmido/other surrounding islands, Chinatown/Jayu Park, Bupyeong Underground Shopping Center, and Soraepogu Fish Market. Now, after trying my hardest to do more exploring in the time since that post, I've come up with 5 more things worth checking out when you come visit Incheon. 

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Street Food for Dinner at Gwangjang Market in Korea

Posted on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 @ 07:10 PM

Korean street food. Three words that will always, without a doubt, get my attention. As someone who's constantly hungry, the delicious options at the street food carts in Korea won me over instantly. Imagine my excitement, then, when a friend suggested stopping by Gwangjang Market in Seoul for dinner, telling me it offered basically every kind of street food imaginable...

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Tags: food in Korea, markets, things to do in Korea, what to do in korea, cheap eats, traditional market, Market, what to do on the weekend, Weekend activities in Korea

World's Largest Indoor Theme Park in South Korea

Posted on Sat, Apr 05, 2014 @ 07:07 AM

Despite being smaller than the state of Michigan, South Korea manages to pack a whole heck of a lot into an area that generates the world’s 15th highest gross domestic product (About $1 trillion.) How? Nobody can be sure, but whether it’s the Miracle on the Han River or the people’s sheer determination to be better, South Korea is a place of superlatives. One of those superlatives is Lotte World, the world’s largest indoor theme park.

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Korea Bucket List: My 2014 Goals

Posted on Sat, Mar 08, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

While it may not seem like years have passed since I first arrived in Korea, I'm officially facing the beginning of the end. My departure is still months away, but definitely in sight. By the end of this year, I will be gone. As the calendar flipped over to 2014, I suddenly started remembering all the things I've yet to see in this beautiful country! Here's what I'm looking forward to crossing off my Korea Bucket List before I leave...

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Tags: a year in Korea, what to do in korea, tourist attraction, what to do on the weekend, bucket list, Activities to do in Korea, teaching in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

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