Eat The Octopus...

Forget about BeeBimBap and Bulgogi. There is a wide world of Korean cuisine out there just waiting to be explored by the Western palate. Some of it is really quite delicious, and some of it, well… let’s just say that you’ll want to be sure and keep the toilet paper fully stocked.

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Follow the Flashing Lights...

August 21st, 2009: We arrived safely in Gwangju, South Korea after 28 hours and 7500 miles of planes, trains, and bus rides.

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...And Get Lost.

It's worth it, and you'll never be alone. Someone will always be there to give directions.


We needed new jobs, and teaching in Korea sounded pretty legit.

But it wasn't all rainbows and unicorns

What kind of adventure isn't wrought with some degree of hardship? Our blog exposes some of the issues we encountered while teaching English in Gwangju, South Korea, and may help set expectations for anyone looking for a job as an ESL teacher in Korea. Don't just take our words for it... Visit the links page to the Korea blog list for additional perspectives from expats living and teaching English in South Korea. Read through some of my archived posts on Korean food or travel within Korea, and consider if a contract job teaching ESL in South Korea is something right for you.

Screw War Let's Teach is no longer a Gwangju based blog, as we have since left the confines of the hagwon hallways to return home here in the United States. The website, however, lives on. Being that we can no longer post daily tales of intrigue and adventure regarding life in Korea, Screw War Let's Teach has since adopted the much broader role of being a resource of information for native English speakers living in Korea -- or anyone planning a trip to the Land of Morning Calm.
Since hiking in Korea is wildly popular, you may find our interactive map highlighting Korea's National Parks to be helpful when preparing for scenic excursions, weekend getaways, or day hikes. There are also several videos from South Korea, which may or may not fall into the realm of experimental film making. We are, for lack of a better term, Korean enthusiasts, and will continue dedicating a portion of our spare time to this website. If you have any questions, comments, or content, Contact us.

Pictures from South Korea

Not sure what else to do with all these Korea photos, so might as well put some here.

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