Tag Archive | South Korea

My Niece Abigail

Future Travel Plans

Tweet I have always thought of taking off and backpacking around Europe. Before I moved to Korea, I bought a huge map of the world and posted it on my wall beside my computer. Constantly I would look at the map and look up random places around the world on the internet to see what […]

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Busan, South Korea

10 Reasons to Pack Up and Move Abroad

Tweet I have lived as en expat in South Korea for 9 months now, and it has been amazing.  At this point, I can’t really imagine anything else.  I think Americans don’t take advantage of living, or even traveling long term, abroad.  So here are 10 reasons why everyone should pack up and move abroad. […]

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Daegu International Bodypainting Festival

Daegu International Bodypainting Festival

Tweet I headed out to the Daegu International Bodypainting Festival this weekend to get some practice with my new camera.  I was glad I went because I got some good practice in different lighting settings. We headed out about 3pm, and the entire cab ride out there I wondered if it would rain on us […]

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A Day in the Life

Tweet Twice a year when the kids here are on summer or winter break, they come to my school even more. We call these ‘intensive’ periods, and this week is the last of the summer intensives. Normally a student will come to my school for 3 periods which total 2 hours and 20 minutes. During […]

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Typhoon Dianmu

Typhoon Heading To Korea

Tweet Three people are dead and one is missing as torrential downpours hit Korea ahead of a typhoon.  This is the first time in 9 years that hard rain has taken the life of someone in Korea. Typhoon Dianmu is heading for the Korean peninsula.  It reached the southern part on Wednesday.   It should […]

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Seoul Bus Explosion

Seoul Bus Explosion

Tweet About 95 percent of the buses in Seoul run on Natural Gas.  Yesterday that was a bad thing. As a bus was pulling up to a red light, one of its gas tanks exploded.  Seventeen people, including 6 pedestrians, were injured.  One person needed surgery (she was sitting over the tank and needed surgery […]

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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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Fun with Essays

Tweet Each week I teach several writing classes.  I get to see some really funny stuff come through in those essays the kids write. Some times their broken English comes across even stronger in their writing as opposed to their speaking.  This is one example.  This student emailed in their essay so nothing has been […]

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5 Things That Surprised About South Korea

Tweet I have been in South Korea for over 8 months now – boy has it flown by too.  I really didn’t know what to expect when I got here.  I did a lot of reading on different sites and forums about what life was like here, but a few things surprised me. Moving across […]

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When was the last time you ordered a buger?

Bugers or Burgers?

Tweet I can’t remember that last time somebody I know went to a burger joint, and ordered a buger.  I doubt they get too many orders, but if they do you at least know they are freshly cooked. This is at a new burger place near my house.  The burgers are pretty good, for Korea […]

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