Note: This is an opinion piece, and I know some of you may not agree entirely with my point of view. If you have anything to add to the conversation, please feel free to do so in the comments below (just no foul-language or hating on anyone who doesn’t feel the same way that you do). I
In Andong, a city about an hour from Busan, or three hours from Seoul; there is a traditional Korean village called Hahoe Folk Village (안동 하회마을), also known simply as “Hahoe Village”. It was originally established in the 16th century during the Joseon Dynasty, and to this day is a one-clan community. Today, the village
Being an American living in Korea, finding reasonably priced American food was difficult. I’ve grown up on my mom’s home cooking, so eating spicy food and rice all the time was difficult for me. Eventually I caved from my ‘fast food ban’ and tried the McDonald’s down the street from my University. I’d heard a
So your looking to come and make some big money as an English teacher here is Korea? Recruiters in Korea can be a mixed bag. For one, Don’t sign a contract without being 100% satisfied that your requirements are being met. Typical contracts can be found on the efl-law website. You can and should negotiate details as
Talk to anyone who lives in Korea, or anyone who has spent time here in the past, and ask them to list the top 5 things about living in Korea. I guarantee that in any top 5 you will hear the term “Beh-Dal” (배달) or in other words: the fact that you can get all
On moving to Korea, I knew there would be a lot of things I would need to adjust to – expensive poor quality coffee, being pushed and shoved on the subway without apology, struggling with the language barrier and so on. One thing I didn’t expect at all was the complete lack of streaming music
In order to explain CouchSurfing in Korea, we must first start off with explaining Couch Surfing. This recent advent is a website that connects travelers, and those interested in traveling, all over the world. When in a new country or city, you can message residents for advice, meet up, or even to be hosted in their house.
If I had to make an analogy to Taebaeksan’s lack of notoriety, I would compare it to Korea! Korea happens to be in a bad place geographically. Stuck between two eastern giants, Korea is often confused with Japan and China and generally not known very well by foreigners. Although Taebaek would probably not get confused