March 26, 2017

AIDS, Xenophobia and Multiculturalism in South Korea

This is the cover of a famous English magazine in South Korea called Groove

You heard it, all foreigners have AIDS and the Korean people are determined to stop the flow of foreigners who carry this deadly disease from entering their country! This is a very, very common idea within Korean society, and the government creates laws to reduce the capacity for foreigners to work legally in South Korea. […]

The Subway-Sardine Experiment

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열차가 들어오고 있습니다! The train is now approaching!As I have been living in Seoul for roughly 10 months now I know this quick announcement to mean that in less than 30 seconds I will be hurdled into a subway train and become a veritable sardine. This experience can be remarkably unpleasant and awkward during rush hour because […]

Jeju Island: The Hawaii of South Korea

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Working life in South Korea can be a tiresome venture, so when you get a few vacation days you appreciate every waking and slumbering second of them. I just recently had a few days off from teaching and decided to take a trip to Jeju Island, which is a hop, skip and jump away from […]

Wat Arun (วัดอรุณ), Thailand

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Temple of Dawn Wat Arun is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand and is one of the more remarkable temples I have ever seen. This is a very famous temple for travelers to visit but I do feel that most people miss the real beauty behind The Temple of Dawn. The rich history and architecture really brings […]