Hongdae, Gangnam, Itaewon - these are the where the majority of foreigners would like to spend their weekends drinking and relaxing. However, sometimes the best places are literally right in your neighborhood. Although many people do not know about Cheonho, if you you decide to teach English in Korea and are placed in this neighborhood, here are the top nightlife attractions in Cheonho to dine, drink and unwind.Read More
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Noraebang, or singing room as it is known is a really big part of Korean culture. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, young or old, or closing a business deal it does not matter. Even my students, who are 9 years old, will go to a Noraebang with their friends. A typical night out for most people living and teaching English in South Korea will involve sometime spent in a Noraebang. You order drinks and food and have a good time. Because Noraebangs are so popular in South Korea you can find one on every street, in fact many times there will be more than one! My favourite Noraebang place is called "OKAY NORAEBANG" and it is always busy, with every room filled on weekdays and weekends.
The word ‘bang’ in Korean (방) is one of the words that most foreigners should know once arriving to Korea. This word means ‘room’ and it can be attached to many different types of places where people can gather and spend their weekends or afternoons. Here are the 4 types of ‘bang’ you should know and some of my favorite ones.
Noraebang (노래방) literally translates to song-room and is the Korean form of Karaoke. Despite it being of Japanese origins, nobody can doubt Korea’s affinity for this pastime. I was sitting in a noraebang in Seoul with a friend this past Sunday afternoon when I realized that these rooms had been a big part of life for me and my foreign friends while teaching English in Korea.