• TEACHING IN SOUTH KOREA
  • Top Reasons to Teach English in South Korea

    If you’re looking for an opportunity to travel, an opportunity to save money, a recent uni graduate between jobs, or just someone looking for a break from the nine to five grind, put aside your cynicism and consider a position in one of Asia’s largest English teaching markets – South Korea.   Teaching in South […]

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  • Magoksa Temple Stay

    Korea is an exciting and dynamic place to live, but the 빨리 빨리 (quickly, quickly) culture in big city Seoul can become exhausting. Like the yin-yang Korean Seon (Zen) Buddhism is on the opposing side of this fast paced lifestyle and emphasises calmness and clarity.   The ‘relaxation’ temple stay at Magoksa encourages participants to […]

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  • Seoraksan for Slow Hikers

    Sometimes the easy road is not worth taking… but in the case of Korea’s iconic Seoraksan Mountain it’s hard to be disappointed with any of the scenic hikes and trails- even if they don’t lead to the peak.   Hiking in South Korea is serious business, and is a pastime enjoyed by most of the population, both young […]

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  • One Day in Donghae: Mureung Valley and Cheongok Cave

    Donghae is a city in the North Eastern province of Gangwon-do, South Korea. It boasts beautiful beaches, thick forests, cool caves, and fresh seafood. Donghae is a coastal city bordered by mountains so you can enjoy both the Sea and 숲 (forest) on a single day. Promoted as the ‘Sunrise City’ it is popular for being one of the best […]

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  • Seaside in Samcheok: Sea Train Adventure

    The Sea Train is a tourist train that runs along the East coast from Jeongdongjin to Samcheok. the ocean facing cabins offer views of the sea and coastal villages for just over an hour on the journey. Arriving from Seoul (Chyeongyrangi) on the Mugunghwa in the early hours of Saturday morning and operating on just […]

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  • Heyri Art Village: History and Hanok Cafe

    ‘The loveliest village on the earth all artists are dreaming.‘ An eclectic mix of Galleries, exhibition halls, museums, theatres, art shops, book stores, restaurants, and cafes, Heyri offers a pleasant escape from Seoul for the day. Or, for a Paju resident like myself- offers an unlikely opportunity to experience some bohemian culture within a short bus […]

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  • Daily Life Teaching at a Korean Hagwon

    No matter how much information you read about Hagwons and working conditions in Korea there’s always surprises when you arrive. You read online about schools that seem impossibly bad or impossibly perfect. Most teachers seem to have vastly different experiences with Hagwons and even Public Schools- some love the school but hate the location, like […]

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  • Chasing Waterfalls in Gapyeong

    Exploring Gapyeong’s panoramic valleys to survive Korea’s sweltering summer months. Yongchu Falls (용추폭포) A mere 10 minute drive from Gapyeong Train Station lies Yongchu Valley. Cool, clear water flows along the valley and forms large pools perfect for swimming. Rainbow parasols and tents are scattered along the stoney bank but the thick forrest lining the water […]