My Road Less Traveled

Traveler. Teacher. Food lover. Happiness seeker.

LASIK in South Korea

Last Friday I went under the laser for LASIK eye surgery in Busan, South Korea.  Getting LASIK done in Korea is extremely attractive to foreign residents because of low cost compared to many of our home countries.  My surgery, including follow-up appointments cost me ₩1,300,000.  That equates to roughly $1,200 USD.  This price is only […]

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Thanksgiving in Korea!

This past Thursday was Thanksgiving, and one of the few times here in Korea where I’ve really wanted to hop on a plane and head home.  The holidays are always particularly hard, especially when it’s a holiday that brings home old friends, brings family together and provides some pretty freaking awesome food. This year, however, […]

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End of the semester!

Today was the last day of the first semester of the Korean 2012 – 2013 school year.  It’s hard to believe that I’ve already been here for five months and am halfway done (more or less).  Our relaxed day went like this:  come into school, play on the internet, paint our nails (the teachers have […]

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EPIK Orientation – What to expect!

I’ve been meaning to write this post since I got to Busan but time seems to slip away, but with the new EPIK crew arriving shortly now seems like a perfect time.  So for those newby’s, here’s what to expect aka all the things I wish I had known before I came to Korea. EPIK […]

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Jeju Island … The Hawaii of Korea

This past weekend I took an hour long flight from Busan Gimpo airport to Jeju International Airport for a short weekend trip of the island known to many as the “Hawaii of Korea”.  Albeit for a short trip, we were able to see and do plenty on this tiny island.  Here are some of my […]

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Open Class? Maybe.

My latest nightmare has been my ever-looming ‘open class’.  I was told about a month ago that I would need to hold an ‘open class’ – a designated class for the viewing pleasure of the Principal, Vice Principal, parents and other teachers.  I originally thought easy-peasy – I hardly do anything on a regular basis […]

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Korea Likes and Dislikes So Far

So I’ve been in Korea for just over 3 months now and boy has time flown.  Even though there is still plenty of time left, the time is passing quickly and I have lots of exciting things coming up in the next few months!  I recently booked my summer vacation trip to CHINA! (Beijing and […]

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A Street-Food-Filled Day in Seoul

Last Sunday I spent the day exploring Seoul and eating my way through it. I started at Seoul station where I dropped off my bags in a locker (you can easily rent one for the day – a necessity when you want to walk around the city ‘stuff-free’) and set off on foot around the […]

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My Co-Teaching Nightmare

Some of you may already know, although most of you don’t, I have unfortunately been stuck with a terrible co-teacher.  I had high hopes of coming to Korea and getting free range over my own class.  I was looking forward to really get a chance to put myself out there and try teaching on my […]

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Restored Faith in Humanity

Last week I had two humbling experiences.  Something happened that made me realize that Korea is a wonderful place with equally as wonderful people.  It completely restored my faith in humanity and reminded me that not all people in this world are solely out for themselves … a nice thing to have happen when living […]

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