expat life in korea

Itaewon: For Cocktail Lovers?

This past summer I visited Seoul for a whirlwind, one night only stay after an interview for an MBA program.  I wasn’t there for the shopping or the nightlife, but a couple of friends from Busan were up for the weekend so I decided to stick around.  We checked out Prost, which I have since revisited and which has been jam-packed and unbearable each time.  Up until this weekend I hadn’t really had a wild and wonderful night on the town.  Enter Ramie’s and Fountain.

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When your friends leave Korea




Well, it happened.  Much earlier than I had anticipated, way earlier than I'd hoped, and so much earlier than I'm ready to understand.  It was bound to happen.  I had read many articles about it.  Most foreigner friends don't plan on staying in Korea for more than a couple of years, if that.  I just didn't expect my closest friend in Busan (in my neighbourhood, no less) to be leaving for good in 5 days.

How to meet people in Korea (or at least Busan!)


You're going to have to kiss a lot of frogs before finding your Prince (or Princess!).  Thankfully there is a mixed bag of great people in Korea.  Photo by Joel Gale Photography

How do you Sunday Funday?




I've been staying in on Saturday nights to take full advantage of Sunday mornings and it's been paying off.  The past couple of Sundays have been pretty spectacular.  Great friends, great food, lots of walking - just a grand ol' time before heading back to work on Monday (let's be candid - my job is great and I don't start work until 12 PM Noon so every weekend feels a little longer than back home!).

A Week in Photos #4

 


Dreaming in Korean

 


Daegu turns Musical

 


Books about Foreigners Living (Expat Life) in S Korea

If you have plans about moving to S Korea for teaching English, doing business, studying in a Korean University or working for a Korean Chaebol then you can use any of the book listed below to guide you with your decision and preparation about relocating to S Korea.


expat_book_korea_callingKorea Calling: The Essential Handbook for Teaching English and Living in South Korea
by Allegra J. Specht, Jay W. Freeborne

Korea Calling is a convenient guide for potential English teachers in South Korea. Separated in three sections:
1) Getting a Job
2) Teaching English to Koreans; and
3) Surviving Korean Culture,


Foods I Miss in America

 


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