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Korean Camping Culture: Making Time in the Great Korean Outdoors

Posted on Thu, Nov 28, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Korean Camping Culture: Making Time in the Great Korean Outdoors

Transition can be a scary thing for people. This is especially so when you are staring down the barrel of moving, not only to a different apartment or city, but an entirely new continent. This inevitably brings us face to face with new culture, language barriers, different foods and different ways to travel. Some people are very excited for all these things; this is what travel means to them. Others view many of these new facets of life with trepidation. 

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Tags: national park, preparing to teach in Korea, Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach English overseas, camping, outdoor activities, Cycling, top places to travel in Korea

Get Away From the City and Go Camping While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

It's finally warm enough for a cold-blooded person like myself to go camping! And that's exactly what my friends and I did to celebrate a birthday! The birthday girl chose to travel to Miryang, specifically for Hobakso Pond. Miryang is just a little ways northwest of Busan, so still very much in the southern portion of South Korea. Hobakso Pond is said to have been a spiritual place where people would come to pray for rain many years ago. We read that today, people still visit to enjoy the waterfall, the fairly-deep swimming hole, and the large slabs of white rock faces and boulders.  In this blog I will recap my camping trip in the woods and tell you why you should get a way from the city one weekend during your time teaching in Korea and do the same.

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Tags: camping, busan, things to do on the weekends, outdoor activities, Weekend activities in Korea

Free Outdoor Activities to do During Busan Summers!

Posted on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Summers in Korea are quite active! People are outside and using the long days to fit in as many activities as possible. Luckily, this summer Busan has not experienced a heavy rainy season, often called monsoon season. So I have had many opportunities to do outdoor activities after work or on the weekends, without fear of getting rained out. The best part about many of the outdoor things you can do while teaching in Korea is that they are free!

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Tags: summer in korea, camping, busan, hiking in korea, Beaches in Korea

Enjoy a Summer Weekend of Games and BBQ in Korea's Countryside

Posted on Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

The weather in Korea is heating up which means summer has arrived! To celebrate the beginning of summer, one of my friends invited us to go to the popular Daemyung Resort in Yangpyeong. About an hour and a half away from Seoul, Daemyung Resort is located in Korea's countryside of Gyeonggi-do.  Being able to make short distance weekend getaways is one of the great perks of teaching English in Korea

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Tags: Korean countryside, camping, Activities to do in Korea, Korea friends, teach and travel,, traveling, yangpyeong,, daemyung resort

Camping in Korea; Dadaepo Beach

Posted on Fri, May 23, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Weekends give most teachers ample time to vacation and relax. I spent last weekend camping on a beach about an hour outside of Busan. The beach is called Dadaepo Beach, and there is an International Rock Festival hosted here every August. I could see how that happened, as the sand was incredibly wide before it reached the sea. There was a ton of space to set up camp for the weekend.

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Tags: camping, Activities to do in Korea, Beaches in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Embracing A Little Bit of Crazy: Korea Burn 2013

Posted on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @ 03:44 PM

Although I am originally from Las Vegas, NV, where just outside the casino boundaries Burning Man is hosted, I've never actually entertained the thought of camping in the middle of nowhere. So, when a friend first proposed the idea of Korea Burn to me - "You bring all your own supplies like food and water into the woods and you share with everyone for a weekend!" - I was skeptical, and very concerned about how many water bottles I needed to bring/carry. But, after viewing some videos from last year's burn, I warmed up to the idea of contributing to a community camping experience. Little did I know, there was a lot more going on than just camping.

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Tags: things to do on weekend, Trips in Korea, camping, Activities to do in Korea, Korea Burn, Beaches in Korea

Top 5 Must-See Spots in Incheon, Korea!

Posted on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

When Aclipse helped me get placed at a Chungdahm branch in Incheon in November 2011, I immediately started doing my research. I was pleased to see that it's the third largest city in Korea and it's next door to Seoul -- meaning popping into the city for weekend adventures would be a cinch. However, I quickly noticed that there's a serious lack of Incheon-coverage in the blog world. So, I present, in no particular order, my top 5 spots to check out in Incheon! 

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