Coming up from the subway on our way to Yangdong Market, we found our selves in the middle of a sidewalk shopping center; everything from sun visors to rack of cow. Being that it’s still a bit shocking to see a hanging meat carcass next to a man selling q-tips, Continue Reading
Yangdong is a traditional Korean marketplace, located in a large warehouse that is built atop the Gwangjucheon Stream. There you will find mostly butchers, fish mongers, seaweed dealers, tailors and farmers selling their latest crop. From the Grand Hotel downtown, walk North West along the stream for 15 minutes. Breathe deep. When it smells like low tide, you have arrived. Please share any recipes that you have; we are just dying to know how to make something with octopus or head of cow. Thanks to Erica for taking awesome pictures (she had to do it quickly to avoid offending people).
“What the F@ck!?” No need to mutter; say it louder next time so the person sitting next to you hears and asks what your problem is. Tell them one of your friends was booed off stage while singing “Happy Birthday” to a panel of six year-olds that were wearing bathrobes Continue Reading
Of all things interesting, random shit is the most. Moon Handbooks: South Korea by Robert Nilsen recommended a trip to the outdoor antique market held on Art Street every Saturday. “On [weekends] only, this street turns into an art and antiques market called “Gaemi Marketplace”. As someone that used to Continue Reading
Well, they got me. First full week of teaching has come to a close, and instead of out getting ripped I’m sick with a massive soar throat and sinus infection. All the hand washing, Niacin, and Vitamin C supplements did nothing to prevent the students from casting a foreign affliction Continue Reading
It was a weekend of firsts; visiting Seoul and going to a professional soccer game at Seoul World Cup Stadium. We left early Saturday morning in order to wander around the city for a while before catching Korea vs Australia which started that night. The bus ride from Gwangju to Continue Reading
Nobody got hurt, broke out into tears, or told me to fuck off, so I’d call that a good day. The anxiety up until now was immense, you know, because I’ve NEVER WORKED WITH KIDS BEFORE! Many questions I’ve been asking myself. How are students going to react when I Continue Reading