Okay, I know this blog post might be largely inapplicable, but hear me out: prior to teaching in Korea, I tried researching about how easy it would be to maintain my plant-based dietary choices. Unfortunately, I found few sources from which to gather information. Although this blog may only be useful for vegetarians and vegans, it’s important that I offer personal insight on this topic solely because it’s something that would have been useful for me to know prior to my departure. And to be honest, this likely won’t be my last post on the matter! So, if you’re interested in a (non-militant) account of my experiences eating a plant-based diet while living in a country that heavily consumes animal products, please keep reading! Read More
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
It's fairly well known that Korea is a meat lovers paradise. For us carnivores, there's a dazzling array of meats and sea foods that are readily available. Korea is obviously most famously associated with its Barbecue restaurants, which can be found on pretty much any street corner. While Korea boasts a large number of vegetable dishes, it can be hard for vegetarians (and even more so for vegans) to find dishes that are actually vegetarian. For example, many soups or stews that don't have meat or seafood in them will often contain fish or meat products within their broth. Having a co-worker that is vegetarian has really opened my eyes to some of the difficulties vegetarians may face coming to Korea. After chatting with him I thought it would be useful to put together some tips to help any vegetarians that are interested in teaching in Korea.Read More
I am weak. I can't do it. I just can't. I'll grant you, I've never tried. But I just know, you know? I could never go a week without a good piece of meat. Or even a bad piece would be fine. I am, however, incredibly proud and in awe of those who can live the vegetarian life. To all you strong souls, thank you for doing what you feel is right. Maybe I can help in some small way by shedding some light on what it is like being vegetarian as a teacher in South Korea. How? By asking a few of my vegetarian friends 5 questions about their experience as a meatless-one in South Korea. Here we go. Enjoy the advice!