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How To Celebrate Your Birthday When Teaching in Korea

Posted on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

It's that time of year again, another birthday in Korea. This past week I celebrated my 30th birthday, which was my 6th birthday I have had in Korea, and it has made me reflect on all the great ways I have celebrated my birthday over the years in Korea. Every year I have dreaded the idea that my birthday is no longer in the hot South African summer, but rather in the brutally cold January of Korea! But, to my surprise, every year has been filled with great friends, a happy spirit, and an event that has been very different from the last.  

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Celebrating your Birthday in Korea and Combating the Winter Blues

Posted on Wed, Dec 17, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Celebrating your birthday abroad can be a daunting thought if you are used to partying with your family and friends. It is a time when you feel very homesick, especially when your birthday is in the heart of the Korean winter time. In South Africa this time of year  it is sunny and  my birthday is usually outdoors at a beach or  in a sunny warm spot. Coming to Korea I have had to become used to a cold and often snowy birthday. So, to tackle the blues I have come up with alternative ways to enjoy birthdays in Korea.  All you need is a group of good friends who love adventure and don't mind venturing into the freezing cold.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, a year in Korea, things to do in Korea, seoul, Korea, applying to teach English, Activities to do in Korea, birthday

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