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Top 5 Takeaways from 18 Months Teaching English in Korea

by Drew on February 25, 2015 12 comments

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.

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DrewTop 5 Takeaways from 18 Months Teaching English in Korea

Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Korea

by Drew on February 23, 2015 67 comments

*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.*

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I DID IT! I Trained to be a Black Belt in Korea!

by Drew on February 19, 2015 9 comments

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.

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What Exactly is Kimchi (김치)?

by Drew on February 3, 2015 8 comments

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.

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DrewWhat Exactly is Kimchi (김치)?

What It’s Like to Live in a Rural Korean Village

by Drew on December 15, 2014 11 comments

Since August 2013, I have been living and teaching English in a rural village in South Korea.

The area where I live is called Jinsari (진사리) and it’s located between two suburbs of Pyeongtaek and Anseong- roughly 64 Kilometers (40 miles) south of Seoul.

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A Crazy Korean Experience at the Fish Market in Seoul

by Drew on December 1, 2014 14 comments

**Interested in teaching English in Korea? Click here to hear about my experiences and find out how YOU can do it too!   

In this post, I am going to talk about my favorite thing to do in Seoul – The Fish Market.

However, if you don’t feel like reading, then watch my 3 minute video where I documented my experiences at this market (and you can also see me eating a live octopus!)

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DrewA Crazy Korean Experience at the Fish Market in Seoul

The Best Hostels in Seoul (Itaewon)

by Drew on November 24, 2014 2 comments

Are you planning a trip to Seoul, and looking for a great hostel to stay at?

If so, then you’re in luck because Seoul offers a variety of cheap, clean and centrally located hostels in the Itaewon district.  

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DrewThe Best Hostels in Seoul (Itaewon)