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What is like teaching English in Korea?

A while back, I had an interview with KpopStarz. They were really respectful and especially the interviewer had good questions that would benefit teachers who wanting to teach English in Korea so I thought it would be good to present the interview here too.  1) Tell me a little bit about what you do at

Out and About (Seoul subway & bus)

By:  Alicia Trawick When you first arrive in Seoul, you are probably dying to get out there and see what the city has to offer.  Fortunately, Seoul has one of the best public transportation systems on this side of the world.  It’s quick, convenient and relatively inexpensive.  You can get to virtually anywhere within city

By | November 10th, 2013|Categories: Survivor Handbook of Korea|0 Comments

Pre-paid Phone // Phone repair

I’ve stumbled upon a great little shop in Itaewon (이태원) that has a very large assortment of used prepaid phones and a great, quick mobile phone repair service.  The shop specializes in iPhone repair (A/S ~ known to Koreans as “after-service”), but a lot of the signs read that they can also repair most smart

By | November 2nd, 2013|Categories: Survivor Handbook of Korea|0 Comments

Apartment Hunting

By:  Alicia Trawick Most expats spend their first year in Korea, living in an apartment, officetel or villa style housing that is provided by their school. Often times, public schools provide their teachers with apartments or officetels. An officetel is usually a studio-like apartment that is typically more modern and convenient but often very small.

By | November 2nd, 2013|Categories: Survivor Handbook of Korea|0 Comments