I cannot believe 18 months of living and teaching English in Korea has already passed. I feel like I just got here. It feels like yesterday when I first arrived at Incheon International Airport and anxiously walked out of baggage claim to meet my co-teacher.
*This article is 25-30 minute read, but it will give you EVERYTHING you need to know about teaching English in South Korea and adjusting to Korean life. I spent several weeks writing this and I’m confident that it has the best information online.
I taught English in South Korea for 18 months – from August 2013 to February 2015 – and it was the best experience of my life.*
It was 6AM when my alarm clock rang on a freezing cold winter morning in Korea. I rolled out of bed, brushed my teeth and walked outside my apartment to a pitch black sky. I couldn’t feel my face due to the brutal wind chill of 5 degrees (-14 Celsius). I headed to the bus station to meet my Taekwondo Master.
It’s funny to think that most of my family, friends, and a large amount of the world’s population have no idea what kimchi is. I bet most of you have just heard the word before and know that it means some kind of “Asian food”, but really have no idea what it looks or tastes like.
So, I decided to write an entire blog post to tell you about the food that I’ve eaten twice a day over the least year-and-a-half living in South Korea.