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Korean Kindergarten gets it right

Fellow blogger Kathryn Godfrey recently wrote about the punishing Korean school system. The amount of gruelling hours that Korean teenagers (and even elementary school children) spend studying seems cruel and often pointless. Korea may produce ...

Inside Taco Amigo: the restaurant had one available table when we left

Dining Out in Seoul: Mexican Food

What to look for, the store front of Taco Amigo Taco Amigo’s menu: offers all of the Mexican classics Mexico is a far far away country from Korea and literally worlds apart, but if you have the sudden urge for a taste of Mexico you can find a ...

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Bong Daritaco Takoyaki

If there is anything I’ve learned in the time I’ve lived in Korea, it’s that they know how to snack here! From interesting packaged snacks you find at convenience stores to fresh street food, the tasty options are endless. It’s not just ...

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That’s so Korean… or is it?

Sometimes I get a little tired of the generalizations I hear foreigners make about Koreans. You know, those broad-sweeping stereotypes which are usually negative? Koreans are such bad drivers; Koreans are poor planners; Koreans have no sense of ...

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The Western Influence

During the past few months, there’s been a sudden increase in Western food products, both at the large supermarkets- E Mart, Homeplus, Lotte Mart- and smaller convenience stores- CU and 7/11. Anyone else celebrate when Reeses Nutrageous ...

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How To Get A D4 visa

These days I am preparing for my move to Korea. Recently, I obtained a D4 visa. A D4 visa is for general training, which means this will be the kind of visa you want to apply for when taking a university-run language program. If you want to study in ...

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