The whole North Korea-South Korea craze is driving a lot of people crazy, myself included initially. I was totally freaked out the day of Kim Jong Il’s death. My co-workers and I even talked about how we would plan an escape to Jamsil, swim across the Han River to safety because that was our only way out, no trains, just swimming. This all happened as I was finishing the last term of my first year teaching English in Korea, knowing that I would be in America soon.
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
One of the things that I miss about being in an English speaking country is the accessibility of the internet. You take it for granted. When teaching English in Korea, just being able to quickly look up the closest movie theater and check the show times can be a real hassle or pretty much impossible, depending on your level of Korean. So open that up to all the other wonderful (and usually simple) things you use it for. Where should I go to eat? How late is that store open? What's there to do around here? It's a pain.