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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... Continue Reading →


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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

‘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... Continue Reading →

The House of Sharing

About an hour's bus ride north of Seoul in Gwanju, Gyeonggi-do, the House of Sharing is both a home for surviving "comfort women" of Korea and a museum focusing on their lives during WWII and the horrific torturous acts committed against... Continue Reading →

Gakwonsa Temple

On the outskirts of Cheonan is the Gakwonsa Temple. Take the 24 bus from the city center until it ends then walk up a big hill then up even bigger steps and after almost dying from that climb you will... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

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