Tag Archives: Yeongju

Afternoon Adventures: Munsu Folk Village

We were lucky enough to have an afternoon to spare during summer classes and not wanting to waste the sunshine (and unexpected free time) we decided to take our bikes out and go exploring. We’d often seen a brown sign for Munsu folk village and … Continue reading

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The Day Breakfast Came To Go.

The day started just like any other, I dragged myself out of bed, washed my face and threw on some clothes. I watched the news, ate a bowl of cereal, drank tea and woke myself up before jumping on my bike … Continue reading

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The Day Knife Drive By

What a treat to see this utensil truck speeding along with knives clattering and jumping into the air as they attempted to make their escape. It was unnerving to say the least to cycle behind this beast. When the driver stopped, climbed … Continue reading

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The Day of the Singing Contest

This was hands down both the most random and the most enjoyable day of the year to date. Many of my personal highlights of school life in Korea have taken place outside the classroom. The school singing contest was fantastic. I first found out about the contest when I … Continue reading

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The Day of the Staff Trip

We had an English department meeting where it was agreed that we would take a trip during final exams to nearby Andong to go to the cinema and eat dinner. Three weeks later, final exams rolled around and the trip had not … Continue reading

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The Day of Sports

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Every corridor in the school was buzzing with excitement. For weeks I’d been noticing that PE lessons had lost all variety, concentrating exclusively on the same team events whilst wearing matching outfits. Group skipping and tugs of war were all the rage in this … Continue reading

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The Day of Enterprise.

It is unfair to suggest that this post is about only a day of enterprise when it is in reality documenting an entire lifetime of enterprise. Street side entrepreneurs occupy markets, town centres and street corners. These senior, Korean businesswomen work every day of the week, selling … Continue reading

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The Day of My Bicycle’s Big Day Out

A wonderful side effect of exam week at my school is that teachers are encouraged to ‘take a rest.’ After staring at my computer for three hours and a healthy, daily dose of kimchi and rice, I am free to spend my afternoon … Continue reading

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The Day the Trial Period Ended.

Two months after our arrival in South Korea, something changed. We found acceptance. Everyday, a group of older residents in our neighbourhood gather under the parking area of our building. They prepare vegetables, indulge in an alcoholic beverage or two … Continue reading

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The Day We Got Physical – Korean Style

Korea has fitness equipment on street corners. You can find it on the top of hills, outlooks, by the river or on the side of a main road. Anyone can use it and plenty of people do. This equipment is used … Continue reading

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The Day Dad Came to Visit

Only a month into our Korean adventure and we were expecting a visitor from home. My dad was in Asia on business and able to arrange a whirlwind visit. I was very excited and mentioned it, as you do, to my co teachers who seemed … Continue reading

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The Day of the First Summer BBQ

Lets have a BBQ. It will be great, we’ll quickly go to the supermarket to get meat and cook down by the river. What a plan! We were full of optimism as we purposefully marched into the supermarket. Good friends, good food and a beautiful, sunny day. … Continue reading

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The Day We Visited Buseoksa

We are lucky to live extremely close to Buseok Temple. In my humble opinion it is one of the best temples to visit in Korea. It is rarely jam-packed unlike Bulguksa in Gyeongju and the view across the valley is gorgeous. … Continue reading

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The Day We Looked Out of the Window and Laughed.

My apartment has everything you need. I have a washing machine, fridge-freezer and running water. I have a hob, microwave and boiler. I even have electricity. In reality I may have a little too much electricity as surges of power … Continue reading

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The Day Chopstick Training Began

I will openly admit that before living in Korea I had very limited chopstick abilities. While loving travel, I had also managed to avoid chopstick action by eating with my hands in India or using various levels of cutlery across … Continue reading

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