All about where I work and what it is like teaching at an English Camp in Korea.
At the end of 2016 I made a promise to try and uphold the Korean special days, or to at least do some lovey-dovey things with my husband. Here's how we went so far... 1. Bear Claw and Arcades- Never ever will I get tired of this. It's just so much fun and a love intensity … Continue reading Update: Couple-couple
Korea is known for their traditional spa experiences, or as the locals call it - Jimjilbang. The jimjilbang is a mix between a sauna, a steam room, and a Turkish bath house. Here is the breakdown... Reception: Here you will pay for your experience, receive two towels, a key chain and get an outfit to … Continue reading Jimjilbangs and overcoming your fear of nudity
Couples and relationships are all the rage in Korea. Most teenagers and young adults spend their free time engaging in couple activities, and if they are single they spend their free time in activities wich could possibly lead to them end up in a relationship. So how do you know if somebody is in a … Continue reading Couple and love culture in Korea + Date night ideas
Oh, how the mighty have fallen! Even before coming to Korea I was very vocal about how I'm not going to fall prey to the ridiculous K-pop culture which promotes endless good looks and underfed youths. In my first month here I succeeded. I refused to play my students any Korean music, especially K-pop. I also refused to … Continue reading K- pop and Korean Ballads
Traveling can get expensive, and so can living in Korea if you are living in a rural area. For us to go to Seoul is a two-hour bus ride, and then a possible 30-40 minute subway ride to get to the area in Seoul we want to be. Your Saturday becomes very short once you spend … Continue reading Love Motels – How to travel on the cheap in Korea
Korea is the master of public transportation. Whether you take the train, bus, taxi or you're hiking- they've got you covered. First things first - Having a T-money/ Money Bee or Debit/Credit Card. These are essential in using public transport. All buses and trains/subways accept the T-money card. Until recently all taxis used T-money. Now taxis … Continue reading Transportation: The in’s and out’s
This phrase has been coined by many expats teaching, working and living in South Korea. The struggle is real, and Korean Logic is a phenomenon that all foreigners experienced to some extent. What is it? If it was easy to explain, it would not have been a thing. Korean logic refers to a number of … Continue reading Korean Logic
Since arriving in Korea I have found a number of things to be very different from home. Here are some of the stranger ones. Enjoy Dish-washing liquid In our office we have a small kitchenette. At the kitchen sink there are two pump bottles with cute pictures on it. One is for washing your hands, … Continue reading It’s not wrong, it’s just different!
Own experience and other practical tips on surviving the first week in Korea I don't even know how to start this one. Think about everything you thought you knew about Korea, got it? Good. Now erase. I was completely out of my league. The first thing that stood out was Friendliness. OMG! Friendly people all … Continue reading The first week