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Vaginal facials: Hip or Hype at Seoul’s Dragon Hill Spa?

On my return to Seoul, there was one “luxury” jjimjilbang I’d heard hype about. Dragon Hill Spa has been raved about by CNN.com, The New York Times and bloggers being one of the deluxe spas in Seoul, where celebrities frequent and TV broadcasts like Yoo Jae Suk’s show, Happy Together (I think), occasionally film. It was a spot I’d been dying to try.

February 10, 2012 22
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How to Survive University Job Interviews in Korea

The majority foreigners working in Korea teach English. As a foreigner, getting a job offer to teach a specialty aside from English is unlikely. Not impossible. It’s just not a job that you’ll find commonly posted for a foreigner.

February 6, 2012 33
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Hwacheon Trout Fishing and Huge, Winter Carnivals in Korea

When Korea wants to throw a winter festival, it goes all out!

Take the Hwacheon Winter Trout Festival in January. Initially, I thought the festival was purely about the spectacle of fishing for sancheoneo (or wild trout) through a hole in the ice or even fishing by hand: it was an event I’d only related with Eskimos and igloos. But when I got there, what I got was a surprising peek into how Koreans enjoy good old-fashioned winter fun.

February 5, 2012 10
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World’s Worst Toilet: #8 Andong Bus station, Korea

Andong, why is your bus station toilet making my World’s Worst Toilet list?…

February 1, 2012 19
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World’s Worst Toilet: #7 Mysteries in a Korean public school restrooms

When I was teaching in Korea, there was something in my Korean public school johns. Take a look at the photos below and guess what it was…

January 19, 2012 20
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Love Letter #26: Taking a break from Long-term travel & Summer Musical Camps in Korea

Dear Love,
This summer I got to volunteer at a English musical summer camp. The magic in life is all about believing and having faith in making the impossible possible.

September 30, 2011 2
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Love Letters #16-25: Where have I been in the past 7 months?

I’ve cheated you, my dear readers. I haven’t been good at taking you with me on my travels. Sorry. So here’s an update on my travels: Where have I been after India? Without giving away all my stories just yet, here’s a summary of highlights and places I’ve been to.

September 29, 2011 4
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Is Korea a state-of-the-art country?

People ask me what I love about living in Korea. One of the many things I’m always amazed by are the state-of-the-art things which make living there feel more efficient, easy and pretty darned cool.

September 26, 2011 26
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10 funny quirks you didn’t know about Koreans

Korean culture is often a dynamic and fun to observe. Most of the time, from a foreigners viewpoint, it offers interesting quirks which might leave you either scratching your head or speechless.

10 Mysterious things I’ve Learned about Koreans:

September 23, 2011 69
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