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Hiking in Korea – Hwasun National Park

Hiking in Korea – Hwasun National Park

One of the things I did while living in Korea is go on a hike at one of the national parks – Hwasun National Park. It was actually my co-teacher’s idea as his parents often go hiking. They were going to go as a family 

Spring Time in Korea

Spring Time in Korea

I love warm weather. I would say that Summer is my favorite season but Spring has a very special place in my heart. It’s the season when all the pretty flowers bloom, the birds come out to stay, the grass gets greener, the days get 

My Tips For Living In A New Country

My Tips For Living In A New Country

Hello everyone. This post has been on my mind for a while and I am finally taking the time to write it out. I have made it no secret that while I was living in Korea, I did not like where I lived. Even though 

Fun Group Project Ideas

Fun Group Project Ideas

Hello! So I am back with another post to share some classroom activities that have gone well for me and my classes. As a reminder I work at a high school but I am certain that these games and projects will work for middle school 

Funny Language Barrier Mishaps

Funny Language Barrier Mishaps

Story #1 So I have a couple of stories to tell. As a brief recap for anyone reading this that does not know, I am a high school English teacher in South Korea. I do not speak Korean. My students do not speak English. Now 

Boseong Green Tea Festival

Boseong Green Tea Festival

Last month I had the pleasure of attending Boseong’s green tea festival. Spring is here and the weather is finally warm and the constant rain has slowed down. I was super grateful for such a beautiful day to spend outdoors in the tea fields. I 

I Tried Korean Flower Mouthwash

I Tried Korean Flower Mouthwash

Yep, you read that right. I tried flower flavored mouthwash. I’m not entirely sure what the heck I was expecting with this but when I saw it in the store I got excited. The only thing on my mind was “Wow! Strange Korean things. Let’s 

8-Month Update

8-Month Update

  So it has been 8 months since I’ve been in Korea and it has been quite the mental journey. When I look at my calendar and see only four months left, I can’t help but get excited. In four months I get to see 

Random Acts of Kindness in Korea

Random Acts of Kindness in Korea

Before coming to Korea I would hear a lot about something called “the Korean surprise”, and no it’s not anything to get excited about. The Korean surprise is different things – anything, really – that’s really important and it’s sprung on you at the last 

Getting Out of Boseong: By Bus

Getting Out of Boseong: By Bus

So even though it has been six months, I am still slowly finding my way around Boseong and figuring out ways to get around to different cities. For anyone that lives or has lived in Boseong, South Korea, then you might know how difficult it