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Jirisan

Jirisan

[pullquote align=”left”]Autumn, in all its multi-colored and pleasant-weathered glory, is Korea’s season for getting out and getting into nature.[/pullquote]Koreans use this time of year to enjoy a favorite national pastime, hiking.  Many make pilgrimages to any number of national parks throughout the country, but perhaps the most famous is Jirisan. Located in Korea’s southern region […]

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Battle with a Bidet: Defeated by Korean Toilets

Battle with a Bidet: Defeated by Korean Toilets

[pullquote align=”left”]After school one Friday, the entire staff decided to go out to dinner in celebration of the completion of “open classes”. [/pullquote]Open classes are when the parents of the kindergarten students come to school  and sit in on classes while you teach. Korean parents pay a lot of money to send their kids to […]

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Hwaseong Fortress (화성)

Hwaseong Fortress (화성)

[pullquote align=”left”]When I accepted my current job and decided to moved to Suwon, South Korea, I didn’t know much about the city.[/pullquote] Some quick research and a much longer move across the world showed me Suwon has far more to offer than originally anticipated. The first of which is the city’s famous yangnyeom-galbi (seasoned beef […]

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Beomeosa

Beomeosa

[pullquote align=”left”]It was a Thursday evening, and I had just walked in from a hard day of mind molding.[/pullquote] Teaching tiny tots all day makes me feel like there is a film of snot and sticky glue all over my body. I headed for the shower, and by shower, I mean the hose that hangs […]

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Passion for Fashion

Passion for Fashion

[quote style=”1″]Photos courtesy of Keely Kernan. Check out her photography on Facebook at Keely Kernan Photography.[/quote] [frame align=”center”][/frame] When you move across the world for a long period of time, inevitably you are going to learn some things both about yourself and about life in general. For example, before I moved to South Korea, I […]

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Sun, Fun, and Sand: A Weekend at the Busan Sand Festival

Sun, Fun, and Sand: A Weekend at the Busan Sand Festival

[pullquote align=”left”]Summer in Korea means one thing: time to spend a weekend or two at the beach. [/pullquote]From July to September, the beaches in Busan are inundated with families from all over the country, and every year, Busan flaunts its beaches’ popularity by holding a sand festival on the famous Haeundae Beach. While a “sand […]

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My Night Out with the Korean Nursing Home

My Night Out with the Korean Nursing Home

[pullquote align=”left”]Katie and I embark on all-day dates every Saturday afternoon to explore our surroundings. This Saturday, Katie discovered a microbrewery that was far away but not nearly far enough to discourage us from going. [/pullquote]We would have to head far out into the country where it smelled like cow pies. Near the brewery was […]

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