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Top Ten Spots to See in Seoul While Teaching in Korea!

Posted on Thu, Oct 09, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

During my time in Korea, I've been lucky enough to have a fair number of visitors. My best friend is currently visiting from back home in the U.S., and as I've been pulling her around Seoul to the spots I deem the most interesting and picturesque, I realized that I've got this tour guide thing down to a science. So whether you're new to Korea yourself or you're expecting visitors during your time here, let this be a guide for the spots you should definitely see. 

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Gangnam, hongdae, what to see, Han river, insadong, myeongdong, bukchon hanok village, what to do, dongdaemun design plaza, jogyesa, ihwa mural village, palaces, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, palaces of korea, bongeunsa, Weekend activities in Korea

A Secret Dating Place Outside of Seoul

Posted on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

                    

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Tags: dating in Korea, couples in Korea, outdoor activities, what to do on the weekend, what to see, Seoul secrets, life in Korea, Herb Island

Songdo: Incheon, Korea's "Smart City"

Posted on Wed, Apr 16, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

With the start of the spring term, my Chungdahm branch moved locations, opening up in a brand new building in the fancy area of Songdo, Incheon. Only a fifteen minute bus ride away from the area I live in, Songdo claims to be the up-and-coming area for international business in Korea, hoping to take over as the new "it" area. 

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Tags: a year in Korea, Korea, life in Korea, incheon, what to see, songdo, neighborhood

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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Tags: parks in Korea, what to do in korea, expats, visit, what to do on the weekend, what to see, what to do, Theme Parks, Day trips, things to do, Weekend activities in Korea

When on Jeju, South Korea, also check out Udo!

Posted on Thu, Mar 13, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

During my recent trip to Jeju for Lunar New Year, my tour group also spent some time on Udo, a small island just off Jeju's eastern coast. I hadn't heard much about this island before going there, so I was pleasantly surprised to realize it was a highlight of the weekend and that I definitely want to go back when I'm next on Jeju! 

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Tags: island, tourist attractions, islands, jeju, what to see, Jeju Island, islands of korea, what to do, udo, cow island, Beaches in Korea

Seoul Arts Center: A Worthwhile Day Trip in Korea

Posted on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 @ 02:23 PM

Sure. If you leave the United States, or Canada, or the UK, or South Africa, or wherever else you may be from, you're going to lose a year of your family, and friends, and favorite foods, and favorite what have you. But if you don't leave, you'll lose so much more. The worst thing about not leaving your home for even a brief blip is that you won't even know what you're missing. That's a fact of life. A fact I was reminded of when I made a last minute decision to join some friends at the Seoul Arts Center this past weekend. Originally, I had decided I would vegetate at home and save some money, but I changed my mind for various reasons. I am glad I did. Seoul Arts Center is a massive, impressive, and completely enjoyable complex of fine architecture and art. I almost missed it. I'm glad I left home this weekend. 

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Tags: living in Korea, a year in Korea, seoul, art, art gallery in korea, what to do in korea, what to do on the weekend, what to see, Seoul Arts Center, Hayao Miyazaki, Activities to do 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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