Tag Archives: South Korea

Home is where the “familiar” is

It has been said that “Home is where the heart is” and I would have to partially agree with that. However, I have recently decided that the feeling of familiarity is also a vital factor. I have lived abroad 6 … Continue reading

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Today’s Encouragement Came from AAA Batteries

I bought a new (to me) car a few months ago, a 2010 Chevy Spark. It’s a unique car, fit for my personality, customized in many ways. ┬áThe interior feels like a sexy love motel, in the non sleaziest way … Continue reading

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Losing Friends: the nature of working in Korea

If you come to Korea to make new friends, seek new adventures, save money and travel, you have definitely made the right decision. Korea provides all that. One thing to consider, that you may not bargain for, is that your … Continue reading

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Emergency Situation

I consider myself to be quite calm in most chaotic/emergency situations. This comes from several years experience working in chaotic environments. I didn’t imagine I would have to experience MY OWN emergency situation while in Korea. ┬áHere’s what went down: … Continue reading

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Safety tips for foreigners living in S. Korea

Recently, I have learned of a fellow foreigner here teaching English who became a victim of assault. In a country where safety is a noted luxury (especially comparing to my home country), it inspired me to make a safety tips … Continue reading

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Bath house

The word "sauna" in Korea has a completely different meaning than what most Americans think of when they hear the word. Picture this: You enter a locker room atmosphere (men and women are seperated). Using the plastic wrist band with … Continue reading

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