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Travel Review & Tips: Korean Red Ginseng Treatment at Cheongkwanjang Spa G

Hello, travelers! Greetings from a member of Trazy crew! :)


How Korean Valentine’s Day is Different From Other Countries

han-river-749662_1920“Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

calendar-268592_1920Many of you probably know that February 14th is Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated in many countries around the world, including South Korea. But did you know that Valentine’s Day is celebrated a little bit differently in South Korea? 


Leaving Korea? Top 10 Tips to Do it Well

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Top 10 Tips for Expats Leaving Korea

The day has come! I’m leaving Korea! After 10.5 years in Korea, I’m down to my last 3 days in the land of the kimchi. Overall, I’m feeling pretty upbeat about the whole thing and know it’s the right decision. Just this very morning I completed the last little bit of paperwork I needed to do and it’s now smooth sailing straight to the homeland.

Here are my top 10 tips for those leaving Korea. They’re more applicable to those who’ve been here at least a few years like myself. Newbies are usually still living out of a couple suitcases so it’s much easier to pack up and go.


How Koreans Celebrate Lunar New Year

 


5 Reasons Why You Must Visit South Korea in February

In terms of weather, the most favorable times to visit South Korea are March ~May and September~November. However, February can be a fabulous time for travelers to visit South Korea. Here are 5 great reasons why:

1. Save Your Travel Expenses

incheon-international-airport-680402_1920.jpgWant to save travel expenses? We strongly recommend you visit South Korea in February if you’re considering a budget travel because during the winter season, hotels prices and airfare drop as temperature drops! ;)


Where To Get Skin Care, Hair Makeover & Beauty Services in Seoul

allowto_freedownload_goods_862Have you ever wondered where the Korean celebrities and TV stars go to get their gorgeous camera-ready looks? allowto_freedownload_goods_857Here are some great things that you can do to get the Korean beauty look when you visit Seoul. Of course, let’s leave out the big plastic surgery. :p


Podcast Report: Koreans Don’t Want to Admit They’re Eating Chinese Kimchi

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Despite a hundred million dollars worth of Kimchi imports every year, South Koreans don't want to admit they're eating Chinese kimchi.  Korea FM spoke with Dave Hazzan, the author of a new VICE report on the issue, and the foodie behind Korea's first English-language food blog, Joe McPherson, to learn more about China's ever-increasing grip on the Korean kimchi market.


Travel Review & Tips: Dragon Hill Spa (Korean Sauna)

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5 Best Rides & Attractions You Must Try in Lotte World

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If you are looking for entertainments and fun things to do in Seoul, try a visit to the most popular amusement park in the city, Lotte World Theme Park, or Lotte World.

Located in the eastern part of Seoul, this amusement park consists of the world’s biggest indoor theme park “Adventure” which is open all year around, and an outdoor amusement park called “Magic Island”. Along with its thrilling rides, Lotte World offers a variety of performances and festivals all year around! :)


Part-Time Model Wanted for Trazy’s Promotional Video (Part-time Job)

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Trazy’s Promotional Video Model (Part-time Job)

(for female from Southeast Asia)

Join Korea’s #1 Online Travel Guide Trazy.com to grab the best opportunity to promote South Korea, travel and experience fun activities in Seoul. Recruited model will be promoting a video called “Dating with Seoul“. 


5 Painfully Hot, Spicy Korean Foods You Should Challenge

paprika-671961_1920How much do you know about Koreans’ love for spicy foods? Well, it’s easy to notice if you travel around South Korea, because tons of Korean foods either have chili pepper powder or paste in them. You will feel even more astounded because you’ll witness some Koreans enjoy these tongue-aching spicy foods and often challenge themselves!


7 English-friendly Korean Clothing Sites

***Hello everyone! If you are new to buying Korean clothing, please read my personal notice.***

Bongja (#4)
Twin Look: $20.27USD

Hotping (#5)
Just One (#1)

* Korean clothes are usually small for non-Asians. Remember that measurement is key and the measurement in Korea is different from anywhere else, especially shoes. Of course measurements vary so remember clothing is in the imperial system. Free size clothing may not work in America but, in Korea free size does work because women body shapes are generally similar. If you have big hips, be aware of them while shopping for pants. Accessories like rings may be too small for many ladies so look out for the ring sizes as well. Please find your shoe size on this website.

2 Popular Weekend Getaways Near Seoul To Visit Right Now

winter_04“Take vacations. Go as many as places as you can. You can always make money. You can’t always make memories.”


A First-Time Traveler’s Guide To Seoul

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“You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself.” – Ella Maillart


3 Unique Indoor Activities You Must Try In Seoul

 

bored-16811_1280When winter comes around, you might easily feel blue and bored. So, for those of you who don’t want to go outdoors, here’s the ultimate selection of indoor activities you can try in South Korea and beat the winter boredom!! ;)


Travel Review & Tips: Gangchon, Nami Island, The Garden of Morning Calm

3 Things I Like About Busan

I’ve been staying in  South Korea for 9 months now. My family and I moved here last April 2015, and we stayed at my in-laws’ place in Uiryeong (a province near Busan) for 3 months. We moved to Munhyeon-dong, Busan last July 2015, and I am so happy to be here. Today let me share with you the things that I like about living in Busan.

The first thing that I like about Busan is my job. Believe it or not, I am an English teacher. I know my English is not that good enough for some people because I am a Filipino, but hey I got a job! And I’m loving it! I have had my share of ups and downs when it comes to job hunting, but I’m glad that I survived. Teaching English in Busan is an awesome experience. I have kind and generous employers (yes, I’ve got a couple of employers since I work as a part-time teacher), nice students (well, some can be a bit unruly at times), and a great pay! Woohoo!!!


5 Hot Must-Have Items For A Winter Trip In Korea

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Though the weather has been a bit warmer than last year’s winter, travelers and visitors especially those from countries with warmer climate should not underestimate how cold it can feel in Korea. So, for those who’ve never experienced snow or cold temperatures before, prepare yourself with these 5 hot, popular items that will help you beat the cold!


Where and How Koreans Celebrate New Year’s Eve

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Getting excited about the New Year 2016? In case you are wondering where and how to celebrate the New Year’s Eve, we’ve selected the best of the best spots only, and the ways Koreans celebrate this wonderful day as well! So take a look, try visiting the actual places we’ve recommended here, and welcome in 2016 with your loved ones around you!


Trazy’s 5-Day Countdown Sale: Spend Less. Travel More in Korea

Hey, travelers! Want to spend less and travel more? Then, check this out. Here, we’ve shared the easiest way to save money on your travel expenses when traveling to South Korea!countdown salePsst, have you heard? Right now, Korea’s #1 travel guide, Trazy.com, is offering their Biggest-Sale-Ever ‘Trazy’s 5 Day Countdown Sale till 2016′ as a End-of-Year sale. Kicked off on Trazy’s Facebook page on December 27th, this Countdown Sale features Daily Deals with a limited time and will run until 31st!


ESL Classroom Management Tips and Tricks

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ESL Classroom Management Tips and Tricks


15 Best Sunrise and Sunset Photography Locations in Korea

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“Everything starts with a sunrise, and it’s what we do before it sets that matters.”

With the year coming to an end, we’ve put together the ultimate list of the best places in South Korea to catch amazing sunrises and sunsets that every traveler should know.

Here’s our pick of 15 best spots to seize sunrise and sunset across South Korea!


8 Best 2015 Christmas Highlights in South Korea (Photos)


South Korea’s 10 Best Winter Activities & Festivals (Videos)

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“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”

-John Burroughs, Winter Sunshine

Temperature is dropping, but you know it’s the time to explore the whole new world of winter activities and scenes in South Korea. So, don’t hibernate at home! Explore all the fun out there.


10 Photos That Will Make You Want To Travel To South Korea in Winter

 

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“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharal Nehru

Dancing snow flakes above Korean traditional palaces, the white rolling hills of snow and the snow-capped mountains. Yes, this beautiful winter wonderland we’re speaking here is South Korea.

Here are 10 inspiring photos that’ll make you yearn to travel to South Korea this winter.


Plagiarism in Korea: How did only 200 get Caught?

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Plagiarism in Korea: Sketchiest of the Sketchy

A recent article from Time Magazine about plagiarism in Korean universities. You can see it here: 200 South Korean Professors Charged in Massive Plagiarism Scam. The gist of it is that these professors changed the author names and covers of textbooks and passed them off as their own, with the assistance of a publishing company. Sketcccccchhhhhhy, to say the least.


6 Must-Try Coffee Drinks Now in Korea

Pumpkin spice latte is the popular coffee flavor in the fall, but it’s time to try some more adventurous coffee creations.

These are some unique flavors (and sizes) currently popular in Korea that you must sample.


When is it Time to Leave Korea?

When is it time to leave Korea?

When is it Time to Leave Korea?

When I first told my friends, colleagues and random Internet acquaintances that I was leaving Korea at the end of this contract (plane ticket is for Feb. 15th!), they mostly acted quite surprised and said they thought I was a lifer. A lifer is someone who has made Korea their home and plans to stay for life (a life sentence?).

In a lot of ways it was a compliment. It means that I made Korea my home, and it’s something I certainly tried to do. I attempted to have a really positive attitude about every aspect of working and living in Korea and for the most part, succeeded.


Trazy’s 8 Step Guide to Korean Restaurant Culture

Even the most experienced foodies can feel lost at authentic Korean restaurants.  Follow these 8 steps to enjoy the flavours of Korea like a local.

1. FIND THE BEST!

The most delicious Korean restaurants are often hidden in basements or behind small alley ways. Locals use Naver Cafe, a Korean-language-only free blogging service used in a similar manner as Yelp, to research restaurants and order the most delicious recommended foods on their menus. Don’t know Korean? Trazy’s got you covered, check out our restaurants section.


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