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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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Hiking at 지리산 - Jiri Mountain, South Korea

Hiking at 지리산 – Jiri Mountain, South Korea

Tweet This weekend myself and a few fellow teachers went for a hike a few hours away from Daegu. We met early in the morning to take a bus out to the mountain where they would drop us off and then pick us up at the other end of the trail. It was a fun […]

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Friday Food: Fresh Seafood on Heuksando, South Korea

Friday Food: Fresh Seafood on Heuksando, South Korea

Tweet For our summer vacation this year, our school shuts down for 3 days, a few of us decided to go to an island off the southwest coast. We were looking forward to getting some good seafood and we were not disappointed. Follow Teaching Expat on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS Feed to never […]

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Heuksando South Korea

Heuksando (흑산도 – Black Mountain Island), South Korea

Tweet Heuksando (흑산도 or Black Mountain Island), South Korea is an island off the southwest coast about 97.2 km from the city of Mokpo. It’s a small island with not many inhabitants (just over 3,000), but it is a tourist attraction with multiple daily ferries running from Mokpo.  It’s a slice of heaven off the coast […]

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A Day Trip to Busan and the Beach

Tweet This past Saturday my friends and I headed down to Busan to take in the views and the water.  It turned out to be a great time to get out of Daegu and hit the road. After a slow train ride down to Busan, we made our way to Haeundae Beach. We didn’t plan […]

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Getting Out of Town - By Car

Getting Out of Town – By Car

Tweet Most expats in Korea don’t have a car, but a friend of mine bought one a few weeks ago so we decided to take it for a ride. Public transportation in Korea is awesome. With the trains and buses you can get just about anywhere. Throw in the abundant and cheap taxis and you can […]

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Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) South Korea Part 2

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) South Korea Part 2

Tweet The Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ, was one of the most interesting places I visited in Korea. After visiting the Joint Security Area, or Panmunjeom, we took a tour of different areas along the border. We stopped to see in the distance the North Korean “peace village”. Each side has a “peace village” but only […]

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JSA - Panmunjeom

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), South Korea Part 1

Tweet Perhaps the most interesting place I traveled to in my first year in Korea was the Demilitarized Zone or DMZ. The DMZ is the strip of land (160 miles long and 2.5 miles wide) that runs across the Korean Peninsula to serve as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. It is the […]

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Korean DMZ - Joint Strike Area

The 5 Best Places I Got to See in Korea

Tweet So I have neglected my blog for some time.  I have been busy with the holidays and traveling, but I am finally going to try and get back into the grove of writing more. I have enjoyed my time in the States, but I am missing Korea and look forward to getting back to […]

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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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