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(Slightly) Poor Man's Guide to Living in Korea

Posted on Tue, May 13, 2014 @ 09:59 PM

So I’m sure everyone has his or her own reasons for teaching English in South Korea. Many people come just for the new experiences and the chance to immerse themselves in a foreign culture, but there is a significant portion of the Chungdahm community using their earnings to pay off student debts. With that financial mountain looming over many of us, we are all looking for ways to save money. Personally, I am not one to spend all my nights staring at my computer screen, depriving myself of fun just for the sake of frugality. But I still do make an attempt (some months I am more successful than others) to save a decent chunk of my paycheck, and here are my strategies for doing so. Don’t worry, they don’t require burning whale oil, living off a ramen and water diet, or using smoke signals to communicate with your friends.

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Tags: money in korea, cooking in korea, eating out in Korea, Costco, eat in korea, Kimbap, Spoiled by Korea, Transportation in Korea

Did I find Asia's longest GIMBAP?

Posted on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 @ 02:30 PM

A couple of weeks ago in one of my previous blogs I mentioned that Korea plays host to many festivals, and most of them are free to attend! Well the past month has been no exception. My next few blogs will focus on some of the festivals I have attended, culminating with the International Fireworks Festival in Busan at the end of the month. This blog, however, will look at the Gimbap Festival in Daegu, which a few English teachers and I attended two weekends ago. It was quite the sight! 

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, festival, festivals, food in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, Kimbap, Weekend activities in Korea

Party Time for English Teachers in Korea!

Posted on Fri, Apr 06, 2012 @ 10:18 AM

After a long week of teaching English in Korea, it’s finally the weekend. You just worked twenty four teaching hours, and now you want to have some fun without the worry about work tomorrow. You turn to your fellow co-workers and say one simple phrase, “Seoul it is”. Here are a few simple tips to enjoy a powerhouse party weekend in Seoul.

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Tags: Korea, kimchi, Nightlife in Korea, night life, Kimbap

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