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Turning Over a New Leaf - Time to Lose Weight

Turning Over a New Leaf – Time to Lose Weight

Tweet So fall is upon us here in Korea, and its nice. I am really enjoying the weather, and I hope it stays this way for some time. We plan on doing more hiking as the weeks wear on, but in the mean time I am back in the gym. My school has a good […]

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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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Haeundae Beach Busan, South Korea

Saturday Snapshot: Haeundae Beach – Busan, South Korea

Tweet A busy Haeundae Beach in Busan, South Korea. On a typical summer day you will see thousands of umbrellas out in varying colors all along the beach. Follow Teaching Expat on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS Feed to never miss an update.

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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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Saturday Snapshot - A Typical Building in Korea

Saturday Snapshot – A Typical Building in Korea

Tweet This is a typical building with businesses on all floors in South Korea. This particular building is in Daegu and houses the bank I use regularly. Coming from the west it is easy to forget to look up here when going by buildings, but if you don’t  you will miss out on quite a […]

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Pork and Beans in South Korea

Friday Food – A Taste from Home

Tweet A lot of people ask if you can get western foods here in Korea, and the answer is yes. You can even get Pork and Beans. I found these at a local Home Plus. No I didn’t buy them. A single can is nearly $3. So you might find western food but it’s going […]

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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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A Little Homesickness and the 4th of July

Tweet There isn’t a whole lot that makes me homesick. Sure I miss Christmas with family or my mom’s cooking at Thanksgiving, but for the most part I don’t get homesick. Today was a little different though. I really like the 4th of July back home. The BBQs, days by the pool, fireworks, watching a […]

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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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