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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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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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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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Saturday Snapshot - Bulguksa Temple in Winter

Saturday Snapshot – Bulguksa Temple in Winter

Tweet Perhaps one of the most beautiful places I have traveled to in Korea has been Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju. I have been in both spring and winter, and nothing tops seeing this place covered in snow. Follow Teaching Expat on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS Feed to never miss an update.

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American Football in Daegu, South Korea?

American Football in Daegu, South Korea?

Tweet There are a few things I don’t think I’ll ever see here in Korea. A truly good Texas BBQ joint, a really good TexMex restaurant, a Starbucks (wait those are everywhere), a home with an outdoor swimming pool, or a football game. Yep, cross that last one off the list. I figured the only way […]

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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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Saturday Snapshot - Jamsil Baseball Stadium Seoul

Saturday Snapshot – Jamsil Baseball Stadium Seoul

Tweet One of my favorite things to do is watch baseball. You can follow my baseball pursuits on BaseballJourneyman.com. Today’s snapshot is from Jamsil Baseball Stadium, home of the LG Twins and Doosan Bears, in Seoul.     Follow Teaching Expat on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS Feed to never miss an update.

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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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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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