Boryeong Mud Festival

  The Boryeong Mud festival is, um, just that:  a festival with a lot of mud.  When I say a lot, I mean that there is enough to swim in and paint tens of thousands of people, literally!  This event takes place in the summer time and lasts for about 10 days.  Starting very recently,

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Learning Korean

Thinking of learning Korean? What better way to experience a culture or society than to learn the language?  If there is a way, I can hardly think of it.  For many, the difficulty in learning a whole new unrelated language and the hours required, are outweighed by the fact that most people foreigners will only

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International Dating 101

Walking through the streets of Korea, one would be pressed to not see an occasional interracial couple walking hand and hand.  At one point in Korean history, this would have been almost impossible to see.  Even though there is still somewhat of a social bias against said relationships, they are abundant in their numbers.  Although

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Positives and Negatives of Working In a Hagwon

Working in a Hagwon in Korea has positives and negatives to it. Depending on the Hagwon you end up in the positives could outweigh the negatives or vice versa. As for the Positives: The Pay: The pay is better than other first time teaching jobs. There are exceptions to this, but generally for first time, teachers

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Superstitions in Korea

Even though individuality is what I always believe in , there is no denial that we have always been and will be associated with our ancestors and history where we were born . We all have futures. We all have pasts. We all have stories and we give up our backs and allow religious myths

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The Great Chiakson Mountain

Like I have always said, I am a nature lover by heart, and anytime I get a chance to be close to it, I never miss the opportunity. If you were following my previous blogs you would remember that I am a city boy far away from mountains and beaches and to live around it has

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The Allure of Korean JjimJilbangs

The Allure of Korean JjimJilbangs is strong with this one! Korean JjimJilbangs, or saunas, are essentially baths and spas where people come in, get naked, sweat and relax.  Upon hearing about them, most foreigners are appalled about being around a bunch of naked people- especially quite possibly being the only foreigner. Only one visit is

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