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Christmas in Korea

Christmas in Korea

Tweet I have spent Christmas away from my immediate family before, but those years I always had my ex’s family to spend it with. So this was a new experience for me. I am thousands of miles away from home and spent my first Christmas with no family around. I wasn’t sure how it would […]

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Donghwasa Temple

Donghwasa Temple

Tweet I love living in a big city. I love how I can catch a cab or bus within a block or so of my apartment and be anywhere in the city in a matter of minutes. It is a nice change from having to get in my car and drive to get anywhere back […]

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Seomun Market

Seomun Market

Tweet Last Sunday I ventured down to Seomun Market here in Daegu. Seomun has over 4,000 shops and is the largest Korean market in Daegu and one of the 3 largest in Korea. The market has items ranging from traditional clothing, to shoes, socks, and newer clothes, to various types of vegetables and meats, to […]

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A Korean Wedding

A Korean Wedding

Tweet So last night I had the opportunity to attend a Korean wedding. After talking to someone from work about what Korean weddings were like, I was very excited to be going. I mean what are the chances I have the chance to attend a Korean wedding again? So yesterday morning I set out downtown […]

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People Watching

People Watching

Tweet I have been in South Korea for just over 4 weeks now and I still do not have internet in my apartment. It should be hooked up today, but I won’t hold my breath. It really hasn’t been that bad though. I actually enjoy getting out of the house to go to Starbucks. They […]

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Korean Christmas Decorations at Local Department Store

Korean Christmas Decorations at Local Department Store

Tweet Not much happened today (Sunday) since it is raining out. I have basically spent the day at either KFC or Starbucks hijacking a better internet signal. Right now I am at Lotteria (like a McDonalds) sitting eating some spicy chicken strips and surfing the web. I took a tour of Dong-A, the big department […]

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Thanksgiving Abroad

Tweet So Thursday was Thanksgiving in America. The American teachers at my school tried to get by on having a few things that reminded us of home. A gracious teacher from upstairs in our middle school department made deviled eggs and brought them down. They were delicious. I tried for a few days to find […]

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Finally Off to South Korea

Tweet I leave for Daegu later today. I am very excited about finally leaving but not so much about the 25+ hours it will take to get there. What am I supposed to do with a 4 hour layover in Chicago? Oh well it will be an adventure at least. As soon as I get […]

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FedEx to S. Korea

Tweet So I went down to FedEx yesterday to mail off my documents. The interesting thing was it was cheaper, by $20 or so, to send it Priority than it was to ship it standard. It will get there 3 days earlier too. They said several countries were like that, cheaper to send quicker. That […]

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Daegu Here I Come!

Daegu Here I Come!

Tweet I was told tonight that my paperwork is fine. So Daegu, here I come! You can see where in South Korea Daegu is located on the map to the right. I am headed off to mail my paperwork to Korea in the morning and everything is a go. I think the next step is […]

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