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No Matter The Season, Gangwondo is a Must Visit When Teaching in Korea

Posted on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Gangwondo province, located in the mid-Eastern part of the peninsula, boasts some of the best scenic landscapes and vacation spots in Korea.  The province, which is only 2 hours from Seoul, is a wonderful place to escape no matter the time of year. It is famous for its white sand beaches, hiking trails and scenic views.  While living and teaching in Korea, you must plan a trip to Gangwondo. Every season has its own unique theme and beauty. Plan the ideal trip that you want, in the Fall, Summer or Winter! 

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Tags: Gangwondo, Sokcho, teach and travel,, weekend travel, adventure

The Number One Beach To Visit While Teaching in Korea

Posted on Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 08:56 AM

Going to the beach on a hot summer day is extremely important to me, especially because I am used to the constant tanning back at home. Once I came to teach English in Korea I discovered there are many beaches in Korea, even though it is a bit far for me in Seoul, it is worth the travel. Sokcho is a must visit for those who are looking for a clean and clear blue water beach in Korea. Located in the northeast region from Seoul, there are buses running from two of the main stations in Seoul, the travel is roughly three hours. It is a good rest to have after a long day of tanning and body surfing.

Although Sokcho is far from Seoul, there are a number of tourists and foreigners that visit the area. In addition to the physical appearance, you can distinguish the locals from the rest by beach habits. Koreans are usually hiding from the sun, in every way possible, so there are a number of tents scattered around. In addition, although bikinis are recommended for the beach, Koreans will jump into the water fully clothed. An alien feeling to us, but you will see some locals in bathing suits and swim wear, with minor influences from foreigners. 

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Tags: teaching in Korea, Korea, Activities to do in Korea, What to do Korea, Sokcho, Beaches in Korea

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