Living Guides

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Guides for living and working in South Korea.

How to get a cell phone plan like the local Koreans

Getting a new cell phone in Korea is one of the most stressful parts of settling in South Korea. Especially if you are an expat just arrived at the airport you might take lots of time get a suitable cell phone and the monthly plan as well. Often Korean local telecom stores such as  (SK [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Featured Articles, Living Guides|0 Comments

How to use Korea ePost Shipping Service Like a Pro

As you have lived in Korea for a year or more, you have a lot more stuff than when you first came to Korea. If you have a Job where you need to be relocated to different cities or province, it must be very hard to arrange. Here I would love to introduce “Korean ePost [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Featured Articles, Guides, Living Guides|0 Comments

Survival Korean: Useful Phrases for New NETs

So, it’s finally happening. You’ve got your contract in hand, your plane ticket purchased, and you’ve been practicing your polite bow in the mirror for weeks. You’re all set to leave familiarity behind and embrace life as a teacher in Korea. Or almost, anyway. If I could give one piece of advice to new expats, [...]

By | August 1st, 2016|Editorials, Featured Articles, Guides, Living Guides|2 Comments

How to Teach English Camp in Korea Like a Pro

Just as your excitement grows for the end of teaching a semester, you’re thrown a curveball by the co-teacher. “You need to have a lesson plan for a two-week English camp by next week.” The anticipation dissipates. The clouds darken and that smile turns into confusion. English Camp? This was how I felt when I [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Editorials, Feat. Editorials, Guides, Living Guides|2 Comments

Transportation in Korea

One of the best things about Korea is how easy it is to get around the country, let alone your local city. Whether it’s by bus, subway, train, or car, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing your ideal form of transportation in Korea. Transportation Cards If you’re new to Korea, one [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|Featured Articles, Guides, Living Guides|0 Comments

What You Gonna Do With All That Junk: Recycling in Korea

One of my earliest memorable experiences in Korea was an old woman yelling at me after I threw a bag of trash onto a garbage pile. I couldn’t understand what she was saying and had no idea why she was upset. When I told my coworkers the story, we worked out that I hadn’t disposed [...]

By | September 18th, 2015|Featured Articles, Guides, Living Guides|1 Comment

Navigating South Korea’s Spice Factor

South Korean cuisine is notorious for being super spicy. When I first moved here, I felt like I was literally surrounded by spicy food. At the time, I had no idea which options were available to me, so I tried my best to enjoy all the extremely spicy food I ate at restaurants; although, I [...]

By | August 14th, 2015|Featured Articles, Guides, Living Guides|0 Comments

A Newbie’s Guide to Grocery Shopping in Seoul

The first time I experienced culture shock in Korea was when I walked into a Korean grocery store.  I had no idea how different Korean grocery stores would be from grocery stores back in Canada.  I couldn’t believe that there were whole aisles dedicated solely to ramen noodles or instant coffee.  I ventured over to [...]

By | July 13th, 2015|Featured Articles, Guides, Living Guides|0 Comments