Korean Oddities – In Photos

I've previously made about post about some of my culture shock experiences when I was living in Seoul, South Korea. Something that, if you choose to do, and are from the west, you will certainly experience. The follow photos have next to nothing to do with culture shock, just some things I found strange, [...]

By | 2017-02-11T18:10:24+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Asia, Korea, Travel|Comments Off on Korean Oddities – In Photos

Culture Shock: 5 Things in Korea that make you go whaaat?

Culture Shock in Korea 1. So much touching! When you first visit South Korea you may be surprised at how often you see those of the same gender touching one another. This isn’t particularly common in North America, particularly among men. In Korea however, it’s not uncommon to see older men with their arms around [...]

By | 2017-01-20T20:26:45+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Asia, Korea, Travel|Comments Off on Culture Shock: 5 Things in Korea that make you go whaaat?

6 Places to visit outside of Seoul & the best ways to visit them

When you're living in Seoul, it's very easy to get stuck in that bubble. There really is everything you need - want water activities? Han River. Want an amusement park? Lotte World or Seoul Land. Want shopping? Oh where do I even start?! You get the idea. But there is so much more to Korea [...]

By | 2017-01-18T02:41:27+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Asia, Korea, Travel|Comments Off on 6 Places to visit outside of Seoul & the best ways to visit them

Earning Extra Money in Seoul

So you've found the teaching job you want and you're making alright money buuuttt.... it's just not cutting it. Maybe you have loads of student debt, enjoy shopping a little too much in Myeongdong, you have big vacation plans for Chuseok, or nights out in Gangnam are just too much fun to give up. Whatever [...]

By | 2017-01-13T23:54:24+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Asia, Korea, Living Abroad, Teaching, Teaching Resource, Travel|Comments Off on Earning Extra Money in Seoul

5 Must Do’s in Seoul

1. Experience the Old Korea has an amazing and diverse history. Within Seoul, you can visit palaces, temples, and cultural villages. Some are massive and surround the city, others are tiny and tucked away. Want to visit ALL the best palaces in Seoul? Book a Tour! Gyeongbukgung Palace This palace is the largest of the [...]

By | 2017-01-14T00:01:30+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Asia, Korea, Travel|Comments Off on 5 Must Do’s in Seoul

Packing for South Korea: What you need and what you don’t.

Packing to move for a year or more is a daunting task. It is very different than packing for a week or two of vacation, or even a back packing trip. What will you need? What can you get there? Or even more troublesome, what can't you? Here is what you need to know for [...]

By | 2016-12-27T20:09:50+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Asia, Korea, Living Abroad, Teaching, Travel|Comments Off on Packing for South Korea: What you need and what you don’t.

Making Friends Abroad: Hellos and Goodbyes

How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so difficult. - Winnie the Pooh. As an expat you find yourself meeting tons of new people all the time. You make these amazing connections and friendships with people from all over the world. With teaching and traveling, I love the opportunities that I [...]

By | 2016-12-12T00:18:13+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Living Abroad, Travel|Comments Off on Making Friends Abroad: Hellos and Goodbyes

Troubles in Korea

The Issues If you’re considering living in Korea and have been doing research about the country, you likely have come across some scandals. Or perhaps, if your family is anything like mine, they’ll try to convince you not to go, with their sole reasoning being ‘North Korea.’ Although of course there are issues (as there [...]

By | 2016-12-08T01:47:41+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Asia, Korea, Travel|Comments Off on Troubles in Korea

Korea Part Three: Life in Toy Town

Living at the English Village was interesting. It had this beautiful campus that was set up to look like a western style village, with gorgeous mountains in the background. Actually living there though, was a lot like living back in college dorms. So if you’re fresh out of college, you’ll be back in that environment. [...]

By | 2016-12-07T02:00:53+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Teaching|Comments Off on Korea Part Three: Life in Toy Town
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