Waegukin - living and teaching in Korea
 
 
blue dot
Sep
18
2015

❧  Reading Alex Garland’s The Beach on the Gulf of Thailand 

Alex Garland’s The Beach is a novel about the backpacker’s desire to be authentic, to be something different from the average tourist. While vacationing in the Gulf of Thailand I reread this book, and think about it in the context of my own experiences as a traveler.
blue dot
Jul
02
2015
okpo city

❧  The 5 best cities to live and teach in Korea 

A list of the best cities in Korea for living and teaching – and a guide to what to look for, when choosing a city.
blue dot
Dec
26
2014
kakao friends

❧  Advanced KakaoTalk paranoia tips 

A guide to dealing with the little Kakao Talk 1 that indicates an unread message. How to read the message without deactivating the one!
blue dot
Nov
18
2013

❧  What to do in your first year in Korea 

How to make your year in Korea a life-changing experience, and avoid the traps that can lead to a wasted year spent drinking in foreigner bars and complaining about Korea.
blue dot
Nov
01
2013

❧  Coming home, and going back 

Coming home, dealing with reverse culture shock, and applying for university teaching jobs in Korea.
blue dot
Jun
22
2013

❧  On fear, travel, and coming to Korea 

The fear of travel, and of the unknown – why I first came to Korea, and the two best pieces of advice I ever received for how to travel well.
blue dot
Dec
17
2012
pink motel sample pack

❧  Love motel review: Pink Motel, Sinsa-dong, Seoul 

I get stranded in Seoul, due to the complete ineptitude that overcomes me whenever I visit that place, and check out the Pink Motel near Sinsa Station.
blue dot
Nov
10
2012
Some Korean canned coffees I tried

❧  Korean canned coffee – a reasonably complete guide 

I drink a lot of Korean canned coffees, most horrible-tasting, so you don’t have to. A look at the popular Korean phenomenon of canned coffee.
blue dot
Sep
14
2012
world peace initiative

❧  The Shinchonji/Mannam cult tries to recruit me 

An enounter with some cute female volunteers who wanted me to join their club, and who turned out to be fronts for the Korean cult Shinchonji.
blue dot
Sep
05
2012
Hat rack

❧  Love motel review: Yeonhwajang Yeogwan, Gujora Beach, Geoje-do 

This is the first in what will be a series of reviews of love motels, in which I take a trip to Gujora Beach, stay at a mediocre motel, and meet the owners, a mother with an incredible singing voice and her sour daughter.
12