Teaching English in Vietnam vs. South Korea

vietnam_english_class

One question that comes up a lot from friends, family, & curious randoms– what’s the difference in teaching/living in Korea & Vietnam? Life here couldn’t be more opposite. Obviously, the massive temperature difference and the luxury of missing out on Korea’s brutal winters is a given. The pace of life, culture, expectations, quality of life, … Continue reading

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How to Land that Perfect Teaching Job in South Korea

Korean Students

You’re itching to move.. you’ve done some research on teaching in Asia, and now what?! Make it happen! Yes, packing up and moving life to Asia is a huge deal– but the internet makes starting a life before you even get there so easy. Here are some basic steps for landing your ideal teaching job … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Street Games in Seoul

korean street games (b&w)

 One hot afternoon in Seoul, South Korea this group of men caught my attention yelling and giving high-fives over this very serious game of street checkers!

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Photo Friday: Seoul’s Deoksu Palace

Korean guard (vib & contrast)

Guards outside one of Seoul’s Palaces Outside Seoul’s Deoksu Palace, the guards were dressed in traditional wear for the tourists to’ OooO’ and ‘Aahhh’ at. None the less they performed a small ceremony and we had a brief glance at what Seoul was like so many years ago. Far different from the overcrowded, busy streets that make up … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Gyeongju’s Graves

gyeongju burial

  One beautiful sunny day we took the 45 minute motorbike drive to Gyeongju to walk amongst and inside Korea’s famous burial grounds. Gyeongju is the old capital of the Silla dynasty and attracts tourists for its many burial mounds scattered around the city. The bigger the mound, the more important the person was. The mound in the … Continue reading

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