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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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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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Sunrise in the Land of the Morning Calm

Sunrise in the Land of the Morning Calm

Tweet Seeing a sunrise come up over the water is something everyone should see and something I have always wanted to experience.  When I found out that there was a temple on the coast in Busan, I knew I would have to venture out one weekend to take in the sunrise.  I wasn’t disappointed. Last […]

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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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Traveling Styles

Tweet Picking a travel partner or partners can be a tough task regardless if it is a round the world journey or a trip to a nearby town.  However, it’s a very important one.  If the chemistry is not right, the entire trip can either be spoiled or it may not get off the ground.   I […]

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A Weekend Getaway

Tweet This last weekend I joined a few teachers and ventured down to the coast to check out the city of Busan.  Monday was a holiday here in South Korea so we hoped on a Sunday morning train with the plan to come back on Monday. Busan is the 2nd biggest city in South Korea […]

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You can see the railings that were along the path of the steps.  If you look closely you can see it winding up and up and up.

Gatbawi – Carved Stone Buddha

Tweet On Saturday two other teachers and I decided to take a short trip outside of the city and to see Gatbawi.  The Gatbawi Buddha is a stone Buddha carved in the 9th century at the top of Gwanbong peak in the Palgongsan mountain range.  The statue sits 4m high with a stone hat 15cm thick […]

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New Years Weekend

New Years Weekend

Tweet New Years weekend was a busy one for me. I took it easy on New Year’s Eve, then hit the road for a few day trips over the weekend. Friday a couple other teachers and I took off for a day trip to Seoul. I had been wanting some new shoes, and since I […]

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Snow Day!

Snow Day!

Tweet Well this weekend was really busy. From a New Years Eve, to a trip to Seoul, to a trip to a local temple I had a lot of fun. I am working on some posts about NYE and my long weekend, but first I wanted to share about the snow we had today. This […]

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