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Teaching in Korea: EPIK vs a hagwon, which is better?

Watch more videos on Teaching in Korea here . Teaching overseas takes courage. It’s not easy to take a blind leap to teach in a country you know little about, without out knowing factors of how or where you’ll live or what the work environment will be like.  With any country and no matter how […]

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A Guide to Cool “Korean” Things to Buy in Korea

  What souvenirs should you buy on your trip to Korea?  A while ago, I wrote a post on my top 5 favorite Korean souvenir gifts and they still hold true to today, with a few additions. Korea has a lot of cool things to buy. But sometimes it’s hard telling the difference between what’s “Korean” and […]

April 9, 2014 21
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Travel Guide Korea: What to do in Suwon in 48 hours

When I stepped outside the Suwon Station, my eyes grew wide, astonished. Suwon was a sprawling mecca of buses going here, there and everywhere!  It was a much larger city than I thought and it presented quite an itinerary for

April 4, 2014 4
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How to Teach English in Korea & Mock Teaching Interviews

Video: How to Teach English in Korea & Mock Teaching Interviews Yes, I’m considering job searches in Asia again and recently shared some of my process on Facebook. So I thought I’d follow up with a post on How to Teach English in Korea & Mock Teaching Interviews.  The two kind of work

November 13, 2013 4
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Renting a phone in Korea

Traveling to Korea and want to keep in touch with friends or have a backup phone?  Rent a phone. Firstly, Korea is a CDMA based network and most foreign phones won’t work here. If you’re able to use your phone, but are

April 10, 2013 16
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How to write Hangul on your Mac/ iPhone

When you’re living in Korea, you’re always trying to get the gist of the culture. Thus, there are times you’ll want to write in the country language for your Facebook status,  to impress your Asian friends or maybe, you just want take your language studies to another level. Unfortunately, I don’t have a Korean or […]

March 22, 2013 0
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Korean Panchan: 101 little reasons to love Korean food

I was in a restaurant in Korea Town with a girlfriend and before our meal could even arrive, the waiter brought out a handful of side dishes. What was this generosity? My friend explained to me that they it was common to Korean culture, that a meal came with side dishes (or 반찬 banchan) and they were free. Wait. Rewind.

March 19, 2013 4
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Top 5 souvenirs to bring back from Korea

On my recent trip to Korea (and incidentally, my mother’s return from her Korean drama tour), the subject of souvenir gifts weighed as a topic on my mind… Why? Because I’ve gotta bring back souvenirs for family and friends! But oi… what to get? If you’re visiting Korea and shopping for holiday stocking stuffers or […]

December 28, 2012 31
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Why I won’t hang up my travel shoes.

A few months at most… I’ll go back home just long enough to find another job to get me back to Korea.” That’s what I told myself. Returning to the U.S. was the furthest thing from my plan.

My Hindu astrologer in Dharamsala quoted a year. I had difficulty believing him. A year later,… the stars were right.

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