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A Place I Really Want to Photograph

A Place I Really Want to Photograph

Tweet So today I was searching for some crazy or funny pictures to use during one of my classes when I came across a place I have to go to photograph.   What does that look like? Yep, it’s a toilet house, and it’s right here in South Korea. It was built by the chairman of […]

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Spring is Finally Arriving

Tweet Spring has arrived in Korea, and it’s been a nice change. The winter here can be a little dreary. All the trees and plants die. It’s cold outside, and it can be fairly depressing especially if you have just arrived. Thankfully, spring is a wonderful time of year here. The trees are starting to […]

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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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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 (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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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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Getting Out of Town - By Car

Getting Out of Town – By Car

Tweet Most expats in Korea don’t have a car, but a friend of mine bought one a few weeks ago so we decided to take it for a ride. Public transportation in Korea is awesome. With the trains and buses you can get just about anywhere. Throw in the abundant and cheap taxis and you can […]

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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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