An in-depth look at Nami island, how to get there and what to do once you're there.
Homesickness hits everyone in different ways. For myself it's shortly after I move somewhere new. A crushing panic usually when I'm alone late at night about whether or not I've picked the right path to be on and why on Earth did I move so far away? The difference in smells and sounds usually keep [...]
When I travel I usually pop by a post office just to send a postcard for my parents. Sending postcards are quick and easy but when you live somewhere for awhile there's a good chance you're going to need to mail things other than post cards. You may need boxes and tape and EMS forms. [...]
My phone is my lifeline in Korea. Before moving to South Korea I didn't have a smart phone. I got one shortly after arriving and beyond regular social media and picture apps, the below listed apps I use if not daily then very often. Getting around: KakaoBus I like Kakao bus a lot because you [...]
My nearest train station is Gapyeong. Gapyeong is a popular destination throughout the year for various reasons: concerts, pensions, camping, nature, and of course Nami island. I've been to Nami island in almost every season. It's lovely, a bit crowded, but fun. From Gapyeong station you can take a bus and go to Petite France [...]
I've spent the last four years living in rural south Korea, out in the mountains. When you teach English in South Korea there is a possibility of getting a rural bonus depending on your location, but that doesn't always mean you're actually some place rural. You might still have a Starbucks, movie theater, chain restaurants [...]
After you get to Korea one of the things your co-teacher should help you with is setting up your bank account. Your job should do a direct deposit into your account, most schools will deposit your pay check on the 15th of the month. Setting up a bank account can be difficult enough in your [...]