Asia, Korea

Seoul, South Korea: Ancient History Meets Modern City

The capital city of Seoul in the Republic of Korea is a bustling metropolis home to over ten million people. That's more than three times the size of Los Angeles! While most of the city has been built up and modernized, there are still pieces of it's ancient past among the soaring high rises. Korea… Continue reading Seoul, South Korea: Ancient History Meets Modern City


Busan Beach Weekend

Korean summers are insanely hot and humid. Even coming from California, I could not handle the heat. Almost every day it was 90 degrees with 70% humidity and then out of nowhere there would be a torrential downpour that just made it even hotter. Luckily, being a peninsula you can find easy relief from the… Continue reading Busan Beach Weekend


One Day in Tokyo: How To See It All

Ok, so it's not possible to see all of Tokyo in one day but after my two days at Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySEA, I only had one last full day in the city.  Before I left for Japan I had made a list of things I wanted to see.  I spent a lot of time using… Continue reading One Day in Tokyo: How To See It All


Tokyo DisneySEA

The Tokyo Disneyland Resort has two parks Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySEA.  DisneySEA is without a doubt the most beautiful amusement park I have ever been to.  It is not a traditionally Disney style; it is almost like DCA in the neighborhood like feel. At the front of the Park is Mediterranean Harbor, which includes… Continue reading Tokyo DisneySEA


Tokyo Disneyland

As a former Cast Member and self-proclaimed Disney trivia junkie, visiting all the Disney Parks around the world has been a goal of mine for awhile.  I have already visited both Disneyland, Disney World, and Disneyland Paris. I got my chance to visit Tokyo Disneyland during summer vacation while I was teaching English in Korea. … Continue reading Tokyo Disneyland


‘Camping’ on Muuido Island

  Muuido (Moo-edo) Island is a small Island near Incheon, which is where the airport closest to Seoul is located.  We left Cheonan at 8am and it took us about 2 hours to get there.  We made excellent time.  The others in the group were going via bus and they didn't leave until 930 and… Continue reading ‘Camping’ on Muuido Island


How To Teach English in South Korea

If you've looked into teaching English as a foreign language (commonly referred to as TEFL) you might have noticed that not only does every country have different requirements for employment, the pay rates vary drastically.  After the United Arab Emirates, South Korea is the second highest paying country for English teachers. That's due in part… Continue reading How To Teach English in South Korea