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Top 7 Things I'll Miss Most About Korea

Posted on Thu, May 23, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

So after weeks of deliberation and weighing my options I’ve decided to leave Korea due to certain family matters. While it will be wonderful seeing my family again after so long, it seems surreal that I’ll be leaving this place that I’ve grown to consider my home. Now that it’s become official that I’m leaving, I’ve made it a point to take full advantage of my remaining time here by doing all of my favorite things. There are just certain aspects of Korean life that you can’t get back in the states, and after thinking it over I’ve realized the top 7 things about Korea I’ll miss the most!

1. Korean Barbecue – Literally everywhere you go in Korea you will find a barbeque restaurant, my favorite Korean dish of all time. In America Korean barbecue is horrendously expensive and not even half as fun, so I’ve made it a mission to get it as much as possible during my remaining weeks here. Like any typical restaurant you go in, have a seat, and order from a menu consisting if various kinds of meat. After all this you’re given the sides, another amazing facet of Korean culture, the thousands of side dishes given to you at any restaurant. While you’ll definitely get some kimchi wherever you go, you might also get a nice seafood soup, an egg dish, some seaweed soup, mashed potatoes, etc. but of course this all depends on the restaurant itself. Then they’ll bring out the meat, which you will cook yourself over a grate using tongs.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, things to do in Korea, hongdae, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, going home, soju, Weekend activities in Korea

May I Have This Silent Dance? *Korea Silent Disco*

Posted on Tue, May 14, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Hongdae, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Seoul, Korea, is known for being loud and full of music. Every night you can count on the area's public spaces to be full of spontaneous and talented performers and one can not ignore the deafening beats blaring from the many clubs that line Hongdae's narrow streets. But one random night each month is reserved for a different kind of party.

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Tags: seoul, hongdae, music in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, Nightlife in Korea, Silent Disco

A Splendid Salad at Seven Springs in Seoul, Korea

Posted on Fri, May 10, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

If buffet chain restaurants were a flock of teenage girls, Seven Springs would be the Queen Bee demonstrating the supreme art of  smörgåsbord dining in Seoul, Korea.

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Tags: seoul, food in Korea, restaurants in korea, restaurant, hongdae, buffet, Seven Springs, Weekend activities in Korea

Hello Kitty Cafe in Korea, For the Little Girl at Heart

Posted on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 @ 03:41 PM

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Tags: hongdae, Cafe, tourist attraction, coffee shop, Hello Kitty

Only in Korea: Enjoy a Cup of Coffee with a Furry Friend

Posted on Sun, Jan 06, 2013 @ 04:30 PM

A doggy cafe is exactly how it sounds, it's a cafe full of dogs running around and playing with you. It is the perfect compliment for coffee and animal lovers in Korea. For the most part, the dogs are of all ages, all different kinds. It is a great place to go to for people like me who are in love with dogs, but cannot have one. There are a few cafes in Seoul, Sunnyne Cafe, the one I visited is located in Hongdae while teaching English in Korea.
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Tags: dog, only in Korea, hongdae, pet, Cafe, doggy cafe

Seoul, Korea Santacon: So be good for goodness sake!

Posted on Thu, Dec 27, 2012 @ 03:50 PM

There are few times in life when I believe it is appropriate for a group of friends and fellow English teachers to wear bright and matching outfits, disregard the personal space and solitude of others in public and obnoxiously sing childish songs while moving from one drinking establishment to another. One of these times would have to be Seoul Santacon.

A few short weeks ago I made my way into Seoul along with a couple hundred other holiday revelers to socialize, sing and sip soju for an evening. I thought I was prepared and festive donning a red scarf and Rudolph ears, but I was surprised to find most English teachers decked head to toe in Santa garb. After a few drinks at Beer O'Clock in Sinchon, Seoul's center of young nightlife,  a sea of red and white slowly made its way to a nearby subway station where soju was shared and merriment was had.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, ex-pat life in Korea, seoul, hongdae, Activities to do in Korea, Nightlife in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Ice Cream for Teachers in Korea: Molly's Pops

Posted on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 @ 10:42 AM

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Tags: ice cream in korea, hongik university, molly's pops, teaching in Korea, 2012, hongdae

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