Teaching English in South Korea

After over a year of constant travel, I found myself in a bit of a pickle: I was out of money.  I’d enjoyed my time abroad and definitely wasn’t digging the idea of giving it up and moving back to my home country for any boring old job, so I...

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Hiking Hallasan: The Tallest Mountain in South Korea

In the center of Jeju Island (Korea’s miniature paradise) sits the omnipresent Hallasan, South Korea’s tallest mountain.  At 1,950 meters above sea level, the mountain can be seen from anywhere and everywhere on the island, although the summit is frequently hidden in the clouds.  Halla and the surrounding oreum (“massive...

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An Afternoon on Udo Island

Just 3.5 kilometers off the eastern coast of Jeju, South Korea sits the tiny island of Udo.  Named after its geographical appearance (a cow lying down), Udo is a lovely place for a day trip while visiting Jeju Island.  Originally, this island was a government-owned ranch utilized for managing horses. ...

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How Not to be a Token White Girl When Doing Volunteer Work Abroad

I’m a firm believer that humans can’t be 100% totally altruistic. It’s the old argument – is there really any such thing as a selfless good deed? We do nice things for others, because we want to help the disadvantaged, give back to the community or quite often make...

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South Korean Art and Culture in Busan

South Korea’s second largest city is nestled around five mountains and hugs a coastline of sandy beaches, rugged cliffs, peninsulas and islands. It’s a beautiful location on the country’s south-eastern tip and if you are lucky enough to nab a hotel room overlooking Gwangalli Beach, the view of futuristic...

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South Korea Travel Advice

As a resident of South Korea for a year (I was teaching English), I know the country well and I know what it feels like to be in the country, but look different from everyone else.

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Seoul’s Treasures: Old and New

South Korea wasn’t on our original “bucket list” but our son, like many recent graduates, moved there to teach English. His Facebook posts of traditional hip-roofed palace gates and shrines, as well as futuristic post-modern towers and plazas convinced us to visit.

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Southern Laos - Self-Guided Mekong

Southeast Asia has long been a standard on the backpacking circuit and you’ll be hard pressed to find a country that doesn’t have its share of well worn boot tracks between hostels and suggested highlights. Laos is no exception.

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Tips For Booking A Halong Bay Tour, Vietnam

Heading to Vietnam?  If so, a tour of Halong Bay in the country’s northeast is likely to be a highlight of your itinerary. But if you’ve started to look into it at all, you may have noticed that the number of options available is simply mind-boggling.

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How to Plan a Trip to Sri Lanka

Is your dream to travel to Sri Lanka one step closer to reality?  Well, you’re not alone!  Now that Asia’s longest running war has finally ended in May 2009 (LP), coupled with increased services from budget airlines such as AirAsia, tourists are once again setting their sights on this island...

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