Tag Archive | South Korea

Candidates on the Road

Election Time

Tweet Local elections here in Korea are tomorrow June 2nd.  For the past 10 days there has been a lot of campaigning going on.  Most of the campaigning consists of large banners, trucks with large speakers, and women dancing and singing in unison.  It’s definitely been an interesting sight. Near my home is a busy […]

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I Have Been Bitten by the Travel Bug

Tweet Before I decided to fully commit and come to South Korea to work, I talked to my sister-in-law who has more traveling experience than anyone else in my family.  She told me two things prior to leaving that have stuck with me.  The first was write a journal.  That is partially what this is, […]

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Kim Jong-il is Costing Me Money

Tweet For those who don’t know, a South Korean Naval ship was sunk on March 26th of this year killing 46 sailors.  From the beginning, it was rumored a North Korean sub might have used a torpedo to sink the ship.  Last week a joint committee concluded that this was indeed the case.  After finding […]

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Green Nose Medication

Medicine in South Korea

Tweet Being sick is never fun.  I don’t know if its the kids that constantly cough or sneeze everywhere, or the yellow dust that blows in from China, but I tend to keep getting colds.  Typically, the colds aren’t too bad, but they are a bummer when having to work all week. Both times I […]

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Sometimes You Need a Proofreader

Tweet English is everywhere here in Korea.  People are fascinated with it even if they don’t know what it says.  Everywhere you go there are English sayings on t-shirts, store windows, menus, notebooks and just about everything else you can think of.  Many times the words are just misspelled a little, but more times than […]

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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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Children’s Day

Tweet Yesterday was a national holiday in Korea, and no it wasn’t because it was Cinco de Mayo.  May 5th is Children’s Day in Korea.  It’s a day to let the kids go wild and be kids.  Everyone is out of school and places like zoos, amusement parks, and other children’s attractions are busy. Within […]

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Photo Essay - The War Memorial of Korea

Photo Essay – The War Memorial of Korea

Tweet Here are a few of the photos I shot at The War Memorial of Korea.  It is an interesting place in Seoul and should be a must see for anyone in the area.  These are only a few of the photos I took.  If you would like to see more, you can check out […]

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The statue represents an older ROK officer, and his younger brother, a North Korean soldier reuniting on the field of battle.

Road Trip to Seoul

Tweet This past weekend I decided to take Friday off and head to Seoul for the weekend.  I have been looking forward to this for a few weeks now.  Seoul is a different world than Daegu.  For that matter, it’s a whole different world than most places. My main focus of the trip was two […]

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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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