Teaching English in Vietnam vs. South Korea

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/* PausePlayPlayPrev|Next My 3rd Grade Class in Vietnam, they're so much fun! 7th Grade Boys Class in Korea One of the craziest students I've ever taught! 6th Grade Korean Girls Class, they were great and not devil children! One question that comes up a lot from friends, family, & curious randoms– what’s the difference in teaching/living... Read More

How to Land that Perfect Teaching Job in South Korea

Korean Students

You’re itching to move.. you’ve done some research on teaching in Asia, and now what?! Make it happen! Yes, packing up and moving life to Asia is a huge deal– but the internet makes starting a life before you even get there so easy. Here are some basic steps for landing your ideal teaching job in South Korea: 1. RESEARCH!         There are a few websites... Read More

Photo Friday: Street Games in Seoul

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  Passing by the hours with some street games in Seoul   One hot afternoon in Seoul, South Korea, this group of old-timers caught our attention yelling and giving high-fives over this very serious game of Chinese chess!    Read More

Photo Friday: Seoul’s Deoksu Palace

Korean guard (vib & contrast)

  The guarded gates of Deoksu Palace in Seoul, South Korea   Outside Seoul’s Deoksu Palace, the guards were dressed in traditional wear for the tourists to’ OooO’ and ‘Aahhh’ at. None the less they performed a small ceremony and we had a brief glance at what Seoul was like so many years ago. Far different from the overcrowded, busy streets... Read More

Photo Friday: Gyeongju’s Graves

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Korean Burial Ground   One beautiful sunny day we took the 45 minute motorbike drive to Gyeongju to walk amongst and inside Korea’s famous burial grounds. Gyeongju is the old capital of the Silla dynasty and attracts tourists for its many burial mounds scattered around the city. The bigger the mound, the more important the person was. The mound in the photo definitely... Read More

Our Top 10 Korean Experiences

KPOP Concert

Our Top 10 Korean Experiences: 10. Korean Pop Music Concert KPOP. No one living in Korea can deny the catchy tunes. It didn’t take long before we were shamefully downloading the bodacious beats, dancing to them, and planning to go to a concert. We got tickets to the mother of all KPOP concerts. It turned out to be a 6 hour event with over 10 headlining artists. As everything... Read More

Photo Friday: Jeju’s Statue of the Sea

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  Jeju’s Statue of the Sea   Jeju Island is littered with these funny little  statues. They are made from lava rock and are often placed looking out over the sea. This photo was taken at one of Jeju’s many beautiful beaches, Hameeok near Jeju City.    Read More

Top Temples in Korea

Tapsa Temple

Buddhism is a central theme of Korean culture & has been for centuries. As the country has become more westernised buddhism has retracted somewhat, now only the second most popular religion behind christianity. Despite the religion’s retreat buddhism is still an integral part of Korean history & the amazing temple designs are a common sight in Korean architecture... Read More

Photo Friday: The Enlightening Lotus

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  Enlightening Lotus Lanterns at Inwangsa   This week’s photo was taken on a recent trip to Seoul. We walked up a steep incline to a small temple on Inwang mountain, overlooking the murky metropolitan that is Seoul sprawled to the horizon. Inside the temple were these fantastic lotus lanterns, illuminating the hermitage with their pretty pink glow. The colour was... Read More

The 12 Scenic Sites of Ulsan

Mount Shinbul

Ulsan is not the most impressive city in Korea by any stretch of the imagination. As a result, it is consistently & unfairly left out of guide books, shut off from unwitting tourists visiting Korea. Ulsan is widely recognised as the industrial capital of Korea… not the best tagline to attract waves of holidaymakers!! It is also true that Ulsan does host the same unflattering... Read More

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