Archive | May, 2010

I Have Been Bitten by the Travel Bug

Tweet Before I decided to fully commit and come to South Korea to work, I talked to my sister-in-law who has more traveling experience than anyone else in my family.  She told me two things prior to leaving that have stuck with me.  The first was write a journal.  That is partially what this is, […]

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Kim Jong-il is Costing Me Money

Tweet For those who don’t know, a South Korean Naval ship was sunk on March 26th of this year killing 46 sailors.  From the beginning, it was rumored a North Korean sub might have used a torpedo to sink the ship.  Last week a joint committee concluded that this was indeed the case.  After finding […]

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Green Nose Medication

Medicine in South Korea

Tweet Being sick is never fun.  I don’t know if its the kids that constantly cough or sneeze everywhere, or the yellow dust that blows in from China, but I tend to keep getting colds.  Typically, the colds aren’t too bad, but they are a bummer when having to work all week. Both times I […]

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7 Free Travel E-Books – Help Charity by Downloading Today

Tweet Back in December I was asked to be a part of a project by Tripbase.com.  The goal was to get 3 travel secrets from travel bloggers and put them together to form a valuable resource full of tips.  This has transformed from one blog post into 7, yes 7, e-books full of great tips. […]

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Sometimes You Need a Proofreader

Tweet English is everywhere here in Korea.  People are fascinated with it even if they don’t know what it says.  Everywhere you go there are English sayings on t-shirts, store windows, menus, notebooks and just about everything else you can think of.  Many times the words are just misspelled a little, but more times than […]

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Geumo Reservoir

A Daytrip to Gumi, South Korea

Tweet Today we decided to board the train northward to Gumi.  Gumi is a smaller town about 45 mins north of Daegu on the slow train.  Despite its size, there is a lot do to around the town with several mountain areas.  Today we decided to check out Geumo San Provincial Park (San mean mountain).  […]

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Daegu from Apsan Mt.

Hiking at Apsan Mt.

Tweet Near my home in Daegu is a mountain called Apsan.  It’s a great spot to get in a hike and see an overview of the city.  On Saturday a co-worker and I decided to head that way and take in the views. I was really surprised with how much was there.  It was more […]

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Children’s Day

Tweet Yesterday was a national holiday in Korea, and no it wasn’t because it was Cinco de Mayo.  May 5th is Children’s Day in Korea.  It’s a day to let the kids go wild and be kids.  Everyone is out of school and places like zoos, amusement parks, and other children’s attractions are busy. Within […]

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Photo Essay - The War Memorial of Korea

Photo Essay – The War Memorial of Korea

Tweet Here are a few of the photos I shot at The War Memorial of Korea.  It is an interesting place in Seoul and should be a must see for anyone in the area.  These are only a few of the photos I took.  If you would like to see more, you can check out […]

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