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5 MORE Must-See Spots in Incheon, Korea

Posted on Sun, May 25, 2014 @ 09:39 PM

Nearly a year ago, I covered the top 5 things to do in Incheon: the world famous Incheon International Airport, Muuido/Wolmido/other surrounding islands, Chinatown/Jayu Park, Bupyeong Underground Shopping Center, and Soraepogu Fish Market. Now, after trying my hardest to do more exploring in the time since that post, I've come up with 5 more things worth checking out when you come visit Incheon. 

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Tags: parks, things to do, Korea, what to do in korea, food in Korea, Market, incheon, songdo, traditional market, Beaches in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

A Teacher Attends TEDxYouth Talks in Busan, Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 @ 12:14 PM

I have been a strong supporter of TED talks. They began in California as an annual conference about technology, entertainment, and design around 30 years ago. The speeches continue to be informative, interesting, and just a really cool way to spread ideas. When I heard the Busan International Foreign School was putting on a TEDx talk of their own I definitely wanted to check it out.

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Tags: things to do in Korea, things to do, English in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, learning in korea, TED

Buddha's Birthday in Korea: Part One

Posted on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Every spring, in honor of Buddha's birthday, Korea throws my favorite of all its festivals: Yeon Deung Hoe (연등회), or the Lotus Lantern Festival. It runs for almost an entire month, with the best festivities happening on one weekend. This past Saturday and Sunday, the 26th and 27th, was that particular weekend, so some fellow English teachers and I headed into Seoul to enjoy the gorgeous sights.

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Tags: festivals, things to do, Korea, what to see in korea, temple, jogyesa, Buddha's Birthday, lotus lantern festival

Travel to 3 secret, beautiful locations in South Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 22, 2014 @ 10:17 PM

If you're just paying attention to American media, you don't hear too much about South Korea beyond conflicts with North Korea, but it's actually a very beautiful country. Interestingly, a few of the most beautiful places I've been in this country haven't gotten much recognition. Why? They probably simply haven't gotten their fifteen minutes of fame YET. So let's get that going. Let the first minute begin!

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Tags: things to do, Spring, Places to go

Korea Must-See: Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park

Posted on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

Next to Dongdaemun Gate is an area of Seoul famous for its countless markets, ranging from clothing to textiles to craft supplies. Now, in the middle of these more traditional markets and hip shopping malls, a structure that looks like something out of a futuristic landscape has finally been unveiled. This spaceship-like building is the new Dongdaemun Design Plaza, and not only is it really, really cool, but possibly one of my new favorite spots to visit in Seoul.

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Tags: tourist spots in Korea, things to do on weekend, things to do on the weekend, seoul, things to do, what to do on the weekend, things to see in korea, tourist attraction in korea, tourist attractions, dongdaemun, dongdaemun design plaza, ddp, Weekend activities in Korea

World's Largest Indoor Theme Park in South Korea

Posted on Sat, Apr 05, 2014 @ 07:07 AM

Despite being smaller than the state of Michigan, South Korea manages to pack a whole heck of a lot into an area that generates the world’s 15th highest gross domestic product (About $1 trillion.) How? Nobody can be sure, but whether it’s the Miracle on the Han River or the people’s sheer determination to be better, South Korea is a place of superlatives. One of those superlatives is Lotte World, the world’s largest indoor theme park.

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Tags: things to do, what to do on the weekend, what to do in korea, what to see, expats, visit, parks in Korea, what to do, Theme Parks, Day trips, Weekend activities in Korea

4 April activities for Expats in Korea

Posted on Tue, Apr 01, 2014 @ 11:05 PM

Spring!! Sweet Spring! Our salvation. The white of winter melts away, and we are left with so much! So much … free time. Sure, you had plenty of free time in winter, but it was cold outside. Now that excuse is thankfully not excusable. So what’s an expat to do? Here are five happenings in South Korea during the next month.

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Tags: festival, festivals, things to do, events in Korea, art, expats, exploring korea

Exploring Korea: Seoul's Bukchon Hanok Village

Posted on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 @ 01:00 PM

Just a short jaunt from my favorite area of Seoul, Insadong, is a neighborhood that's vying for the number two spot. Nestled between two palaces and overlooking hip Samcheongdong is the Bukchon Hanok Village -- narrow winding streets flanked with gorgeous hanok houses. I've taken a stroll through this neighborhood several times now and it just never gets old. Not only is this area ridiculously photogenic, but it also offers a variety of cultural activities and history lessons! 

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Tags: hanok, a year in Korea, seoul, things to do, Korea, korea bucket list, Activities to do in Korea, exploring korea, bukchon hanok village, Weekend activities in Korea

How-To: Beat the Korean Summer Heat

Posted on Fri, Aug 16, 2013 @ 03:18 PM

Finally, everyone on the Korean peninsula breathes a sigh of relief: rainy season is over. However, the relief is short lived because with the end of the rain comes the real summer heat. Having grown up in Oklahoma and lived in Texas, I'm no stranger to stifling, humid, triple digit (Fahrenheit, of course) temperatures. The heat in Korea is not quite as intense, but it's still a humid heat, which makes staying inside as much as possible very appealing. But you live in Korea! You don't want to waste your weekends away hiding in the air conditioning! So here are some tips on what you can do to enjoy Korea this summer and still stay cool. 

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Tags: summer in korea, things to do, free time in korea, hanging out with friends in korea, free, cdi, Activities to do in Korea, teaching at Chungdahm, Weekend activities in Korea

Korean Cinema: Experiencing the Big Screen as an English Teacher

Posted on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

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Tags: teaching in Korea, a year in Korea, English teacher in Korea, things to do, entertainment in Korea, movies in Korea

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