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Top Beaches To Visit While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 03:02 PM

Korea does not come to mind, when I think of white sand beaches and blue sunny skies. However, with a little bit of digging during my time teaching in Korea, I discovered that Korea does indeed have white sand beaches and places that have a beach culture. Coming from South Africa myself I decided to search for a piece of Summer paradise by traveling and experiencing various places in Korea. Over the years, I fell in love with a few beaches in Korea that are situated in various provinces all over the country and have come to choose my favorite beaches according to my mood and vibe I would like to enjoy during a weekend getaway. 

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Tags: things to do in Korea, summer in korea, mudfest in korea, daechon, Trips in Korea, Jeju Island, things to see in korea, getaway, Gangwondo, busan, Tongyeong, Beaches in Korea, teach and travel,, weekend travel

Boryeong Mud Festival: Where Dignity Goes to Die

Posted on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

I am by most definitions of the word a pig. I live in a messy apartment where dishes pile up in my sink with frightening speed, and empty bottles will remain in my room for weeks, begging to be recycled. I believe the “five second rule” for eating food on the floor is far too short, and that simply putting in deodorant can suffice as a substitute for a morning shower. So it is only natural that I made the pilgrimage to the Boryeong Mud Festival, which seems to be a foreigner rite of passage in South Korea. 

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Tags: summer in korea, mudfest in korea, daechon, boryeon mudfest, food in Korea, Beaches in Korea

Summertime To-Do List in Korea

Posted on Sun, Jun 08, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

The sun is out, the jackets are packed away, and everyone is starting to use their sunbrellas. It seems as though summertime is officially here. Despite the heat in Korea, there's so much to look forward to this summer. To help you map out your coming weekends, here's a quick look at some of the things many expats in Korea are prioritizing this year. 

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Tags: theme parks in Korea, tourist spots in Korea, summer in korea, mudfest in korea, what to do on the weekend, what to do in korea, shopping in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, tourist attractions, Korea Burn, Beaches in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Korea's Microcosm: Reflecting on Mudfest

Posted on Thu, Aug 01, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

It’s been about a week since I attended the well known and almost obligatory MudFest. Having had time to digest the 1 day 1 night escapade into dirty debauchery, I realized that in some ways the festival can be seen as a symbol for my overall experience in South Korea.

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Tags: tourist spots in Korea, mudfest in korea, festivals, Activities to do in Korea, soju, MudFest

English teacher Devan goes to Mudfest in South Korea

Posted on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

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Tags: a year in Korea, mudfest in korea, boryeon mudfest, foreigners in korea, free time in korea, having fun in korea, Activities to do in Korea, mud festival, Beaches in Korea

Mudfest for teachers in Korea: The good, the bad, the dirty

Posted on Wed, Jul 25, 2012 @ 09:49 AM

Mudfest, one of the most famous summer events in Korea, is an attraction to both Koreans and foreigners. Held annually over the span of two weekends, this festival of mud is a must-see if you're teaching English in Korea in the summer. It is held in the city of Boryeong (or Daechon), and it is about two and half hours by train south of Seoul. The city is known for the natural mud flats. According to my friend Wikipedia, this festival was founded to promote cosmetic products made with the mud, since it's said to be full of minerals. I haven't seen much of a change in my skin after playing in the mud, but it was another excuse to play around in it.

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Tags: a year in Korea, summer in korea, mudfest in korea, daechon, boryeon mudfest, foreigners in korea, korean photographers

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