Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!

Sleep, who needs it? Korean Nightlife for an English Teacher

Posted on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 10:34 AM

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, nights out in Korea, Nightlife in Korea

Buskers and Brews: An English Teacher Explores Seomyeon

Posted on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 @ 09:30 AM

When I first arrived to teach English in Busan, I thought all my free time would definitely be spent on the beach, rain or shine, night or day. However, Busan has a lot more to offer. There are a lot of hot spots to check out at night. One great place to experience city life is the bustling Seomyeon.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, eating in Korea, what to do on the weekend, shopping in Korea, eating out in Korea, music, music in Korea, busan, Activities to do in Korea, Nightlife in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

FREE Things to do in Hongdae While Living in Korea

Posted on Fri, Jul 26, 2013 @ 03:35 PM

Hongdae is known for the nightlife, especially with the younger generation. Still, there is so much to do in Hongdae with a variety of rich culture that is interesting for those of all ages. Located on line two of Hongik University station stop, going out of any and every exit of the station calls for a new exploration. For a few suggestions, especially on a budget, go for the free activities which are around from day to night.

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Tags: things to do on the weekend, hongdae, Activities to do in Korea, date night in korea, alcohol in Korea, Nightlife in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

How-To: Norebang in Korea

Posted on Wed, Jul 24, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

I hate singing. Well, not quite hate... At some point in my childhood, I became utterly convinced that I'm a terrible singer and have therefore dreaded any time when I am asked to sing. Karaoke at bars in the States? No way. I don't mind being ridiculous in front of friends, but I was very skeptical of the infamous Korean norebang. Little did I know it would become one of my favorite weekend activities as an English teacher in Korea

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Tags: things to do on weekend, Korea, south korea, karaoke, Nightlife in Korea, singing, norebang, Weekend activities in Korea

Sneak Peek into Korea's 3rd Largest City: Daegu!

Posted on Fri, Jul 05, 2013 @ 04:40 PM

My name is John & I have been teaching English in South Korea just over five weeks now. I teach in Wolbae, Daegu. Where is Daegu you ask? Well....This blog will explain all. When I got my contract for Daegu – I thought great, I have my contract I’m ready to go. My second thought was where is Daegu? All I knew was it wasn’t Seoul and it wasn’t Busan.

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, drink in Korea, beer, working in korea, Korean mountains, Better in Korea, Foreigner bars, Buddist Temples, Daegu, applying to teach English, arriving in korea, abroad, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Nightlife in Korea, Beauty Products in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

Hop Onstage! Open Mic Nights in Busan, Korea

Posted on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 @ 03:50 PM

 I have always entertained the recurring daydream of being in a band and rocking out to a crowd of screaming fans, but I've never actually picked up a guitar. This was because before I could learn how to play music I was preoccupied with questions like: How would I reach out to said fans? How would I build a fan base in the first place? Where would I find a stage? What if I wound up on the streets playing to a disapproving stray cat?

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Tags: teaching in Korea, what to do on the weekend, music, music in Korea, busan, Activities to do in Korea, Nightlife in Korea, open mic, Weekend activities in Korea

Let's be bartenders for the night. *Another Korea Video Blog*

Posted on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 @ 03:45 PM

 

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Tags: a year in Korea, free time in korea, self bar, fun days in korea, video blog, Nightlife 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, hongdae, music in Korea, Activities to do in Korea, Nightlife in Korea, Silent Disco

I Bet I Live the Closest to 7-Eleven. *My first Korea Video Blog*

Posted on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Teachers living in Korea love their convenience stores, some have even called them home. A fellow Korea blogger wrote awhile back that there are over 2,900 7-Eleven stores in Korea. Check out how close I live to my favorite 7-Eleven and all you can find inside. What is your favorite Korean convenience store goodie? 

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Tags: a year in Korea, shopping in Korea, food in Korea, snacks, 711, snacks in korea, soju, Nightlife in Korea, snacking in korea, convenience store

Night Life in Pohang, South Korea

Posted on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 @ 03:50 PM

Before I came to Korea, I was unsure of what to expect as for the night life.  Having lived in Miami six months prior to moving to Korea, I wasn’t expecting much.  Although I prefer quiet nights at home, sometimes, I just want to let loose and party, party, party.  And as you know, partying can get a little expensive especially if you like to get fancy with a new outfit and pricey cocktails.  Also, considering that the cost of living is much lower in Korea, it’s easy to get carried away with the lump sum of disposable income most English teachers have readily available.

I can tell you now that’s it’s important to have a budget to manage to financial goals, whatever they may be.  Most of my teacher friends in Korea are busy with student loans and as you may know, it’s possible to pay off student loans while teaching in Korea.  I’m well on my way.  Having and sticking to a budget in key.

However, with all that being said, we still know that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.  So, yes having a social life in also important and in the right balance, there’s lots of room for some fun!!  I was pleased to learn that there are American bars in Korea.  In Pohang, where I live, there are three that are quite popular among foreign teachers, Tilt Bar and Grill, Whistler’s and White Boards and Mindy’s.  



Tilt Bar and Grill aka Tilt is quite popular among my coworkers and I.  Not only is it close to the Bukbu Beach, it’s also been the venue for their annual Halloween Party, Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Dinner, NYE party and of course many other events.  Also, Wednesday is “Wing Night”, Thursday is “Taco or Burrito Night” and Friday and Saturday nights are just for lounging with your friends or dropping it low on the dance floor.  Thursday’s Burrito/Taco nights have become a regular thing for me as they have vegetarian options and oh my, it’s really good!

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Tags: drink in Korea, nights out in Korea, Nightlife in Korea

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