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Gasan Guest House - Seoul

Traveling Like a Local in Seoul

Tweet Recently, a friend of mine moved to Seoul. So, what better reason to pull out the backpack and head up north for a visit? I decided to do something different this time since a pair of my friends were coming with me. I don’t mind staying in the love motels around Korea. They are […]

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Daegu Arboretum

Trip to the Daegu Arboretum

Tweet During our last photography lesson, we headed over to the Daegu Arboretum to try and take some photos of flowers. It was hot out with the sun beating down and there wasn’t a lot of shade where we were. However that wasn’t the worst part of it all. That would be that there just […]

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Blogging at laundromat in South Korea

Washing Clothes in South Korea

Tweet One thing you don’t find often in South Korea are laundromats. Coin washers and especially dryers aren’t common here. They do exist, but you have to look hard for them. Growing up in the States I am used to using a dryer to dry my clothes. I know a lot of people still hang […]

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A Place I Really Want to Photograph

A Place I Really Want to Photograph

Tweet So today I was searching for some crazy or funny pictures to use during one of my classes when I came across a place I have to go to photograph.   What does that look like? Yep, it’s a toilet house, and it’s right here in South Korea. It was built by the chairman of […]

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Teaching in South Korea: Job Types

Tweet There are different types of ESL teaching jobs in South Korea. They each have pros and cons, so let’s take a look at each of them. Private Academies (Hagwons) Private English academies are everywhere in South Korea. This is easily the most common job on the peninsula for expats. There are many different types […]

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Seomun Market Daegu, South Korea

Photography Lessons at Seomun Market in Daegu, South Korea

Tweet Living in South Korea it can be difficult to find certain things in English. One thing we had a lot of trouble with was finding photography lessons done in English. I have had a Canon DSLR for awhile now, but I still don’t full understand how to properly use it. So after months of […]

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Cherry Blossoms at Suseong Lake in Daegu, South Korea

A Walk Around Suseong Lake in Daegu, South Korea

Tweet Spring is a beautiful time in South Korea. The weather turns and so do the flowers. Each year when the cherry blossoms come out might be the prettiest time of year on the peninsula. So last weekend, a friend and I took a walk down to Suseong Lake which is nearby. The lake area […]

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Jokbal dinner in Daegu, South Korea

Friday Food: Jokbal (족발)

Tweet One of my favorite foods in Korea is Jokbal (족발) which is a meat cooked in soy sauce and spices. What some might not want to know before eating it is that it’s pig’s feet. Although it is pig’s feet, it’s more like the shin of the leg that you eat. At least that […]

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Damaged Waegwan Bridge of Chilgok - South Korea

Damaged Waegwan Bridge of Chilgok – South Korea

Tweet We have entered the rainy season here in Korea, and over the past few days a lot of rain has fallen. Just a few miles away in a small town called Waegwan, there is an old bridge originally built in 1905 that was heavily damaged. The bridge spans the Nakdong River, which played a […]

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Andong Mask Festival

Andong Mask Festival

Tweet I was able to go up to the Andong Mask Festival this year, and it was a lot of fun. I had heard a lot of hype about it, and it really didn’t live up to the hype. It was still a lot of fun though, and I would recommend it to anyone. We […]

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