The English spelling of Kim Yuna’s name, and why the Korean surnames Kim, Park and Lee have English spellings that bear little resemblance to their actual pronunciation in Korean.
Korea may be the easiest country in the world to travel in – if you know how. This is the right way to travel in Korea – the way most Koreans do, using love motels and intercity buses. You don’t need to book ahead, you can do it very cheaply, and you never have to stay in a 16 person dormitory.
Taken from an email I wrote to a friend-of-a-friend, who wanted advice specifically on coming to teach in Korea without being able to speak Korean.
The advantages and disadvantages of working in a big city or regional area when coming to Korea to teach.
‘Why didn’t I pack toothpaste? This Korean stuff makes my mouth burn.’ The things you will miss from home, if you neglect to bring them with you to Korea. A non-exhaustive packing list of the things most often overlooked by people coming to Korea to live and work, to their subsequent regret.