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When I first learned about South Korea roughly 6 years ago, it was certainly through its entertainment industry. All I could recall about the peninsula was what I’d learned through many years ago in high school (North Korea is the Hermit Kingdom and there was a longstanding war between the two Koreas), so the entertainment […]Read More “I want to go to Seoul.”
Hello, Kimchibytes (KB) readers! KB has grown from an awesome blog into a following of people interested in South Korea around the world. Comment sections and Facebook pages have influenced awesome conversations and a lot of learning. It’s exciting to know that KB has impacted you in a positive way. Transitioning to/from living abroad is […]Read More Get Ready For More Kimchibytes!
As the winter frost recedes and you begin to unfurl from hibernation you may find yourself craving human interaction or a greater sense of purpose. Check out a few of my favorite volunteer organizations that will fulfill those nagging needs. One such organization offers a unique opportunity to aid North Korean defectors. There are plenty […]Read More Being Lonely In Korea And Creating Community Through Volunteering
Fallout in the ROK is a hot topic. What steps can you take in the event that threats ecalate to missileRead More How To Survive North Korea’s Nuclear Attack
It’s Summer in Korea: Am I the Only One Withering? Over the past two summers, my brain bank has been accumulating what I believe is mounting evidence pointing towards the fact that Koreans do not perspire to any meaningful degree. Under scrutiny I would have to admit that virtually all of this evidence is purely […]Read More The Foreigners are Melting: Why Koreans Sweat Less and Smell Better
A Day in the Life of an English Teacher in Korea Have you ever wondered what life is like for someone who travels overseas and teaches English in Korea? I compiled a few YouTube videos that help answer this question. If you are already in Korea like most of our audience, it’s still fun to watch these […]Read More What is an Average Day Like for an English Teacher in Korea?
Advice and Lessons for Non-Teachers Coming to Korea Although it often seems that the only foreigners you meet in Korea are either teaching English or are in the military, it should be noted that there are a few alternative routes to the land of the morning calm. I find myself in Seoul as a result […]Read More Guidelines for Non-Teaching Jobs in Korea
The American Misconceptions from Back Home After returning home from teaching in Korea for four years, I’ve fielded a few questions from friends and family. I appreciate the honest questions and curiosity. Unfortunately, this has not been my common experience when out mingling or in the workplace. Once people learned I lived overseas, they were typically more interested in informing […]Read More 10 American Misconceptions about South Korea
A Foreigner’s Introduction to Korean Healthcare In the span of my thirteen months in Korea, the two most unsettling times I have been through were my two medical “events”. While picking up and moving to a foreign land is full of adventures – both intended and unintended – it is clearly understood that a nontrivial […]Read More A Foreigner Meets Korean Healthcare For the First Time