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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 

Kpop Concert In Korea – How I got tickets

Kpop Concert In Korea – How I got tickets

When I was living in Korea, one of the things I was able to do was attend a Kpop concert! GOT7 is a group that I am familiar with and I have actually been to one of their concerts before. It was back in Summer 

Good Things About Living In Rural Korea

Good Things About Living In Rural Korea

So I know that my blog might come off to some people like living in rural South Korea is horrible. I’m here today to tell you that it’s not. While it was a difficult experience for me, there were still some great things about living 

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 

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 

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 

How to NOT get sick in Korea

How to NOT get sick in Korea

Any foreigner that comes to Korea, especially as a teacher, will quickly find out that Koreans do not cover their mouths when they yawn, cough, or sneeze. And frankly speaking, it’s the most disgusting thing. There was a flu outbreak at my school and you