Asia, South 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

Asia, South Korea

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

Asia, South Korea

‘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 arrived… Continue reading ‘Camping’ on Muuido Island

Asia, South Korea

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


Trapped in a Bathroom

In Korea, there are several different types of bathrooms.  Ranging from squatters (I've never seen what these actually look like, I refused to use one at the restaurant on friday) to regular flush toilets to "magic toilets".  Magic toilets look like regular toilets but have the special feature of washing your ass and then drying… Continue reading Trapped in a Bathroom