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Get out of the City and visit the Hemp Farm In Boseong

Posted on Sun, Aug 20, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

The last blog I wrote was about my escapades throughout Boseong, and particularly the green tea fields. But I got to partake in another very special experience while there, and I feel it merits its own blog! My friends and I were able to visit a hemp farm that specifically produces hemp textiles, another specialty of Boseong. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if it’s open to the public without appointment and I had the special opportunity to go as a group.  In this blog I will talk about the highlights of our day at the hemp farm and tell you why you should visit it during your time teaching in Korea.

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Tags: Korean countryside, Activities to do in Korea, countryside, Weekend activities in Korea

Should You Live in the Countryside or City When Teaching in Korea?

Posted on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 @ 02:15 PM

When you apply with Aclipse to teach in Korea, you need to choose a place you would like to live. Most programs will offer big cities like Seoul, Busan or Daegu, while other placements will be in the smaller rural towns somewhere in Chungcheongnam-do, Gyeonggi-do, and Gangwon-do. When going through the application process here is a chance you may not get your first choice when being placed, but you can narrow down the type of experience and lifestyle you would like to live in, while teaching in Korea. Over the past five years, I have been lucky enough to live both in the Korean countryside and a major city. This blog will focus on my perspective of both lifestyles.

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Tags: living in Seoul, countryside, live in city, Korean city, live in countyside

A Day Trip to the Korean Countryside: Chungcheongnam-do Province

Posted on Mon, Dec 08, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

One of the greatest things about living abroad is the connections and lifelong bonds you make with people and places you became familiar with. During my first three years in Korea I had the wonderful opportunity of living in the countryside. I will never forget my first day in the countryside. I stood at a bus stop, with way too many bags, in the middle of nowhere, just waiting. The immersion into a culture unknown, is one of the greatest life changing moments a human can experience. When I look back now, living in a big city like Seoul, I am humbled that I got to experience Korea in another way. A way that changed me for the better in so many ways.

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Tags: Teach English in Korea, Teach Abroad, Teach in Asia, teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, things to do in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, countryside, sudoksa temple, yongbongsan mountain, bonds

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