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Visa Escapades – Part 1

Visa Escapades – Part 1

As an American we can stay in Korea for up to 90 days with no visa, which is awesome if all you are doing is traveling. If you are coming to Korea to teach as an English teacher you will most likely be on an E-2 visa for work after receiving your work contract and NOA (notice of appointment). Once you come to Korea you will go with your co-teacher and apply at your local immigration office to receive your…

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Visiting the OBGYN

Visiting the OBGYN

As we ladies know, we should be visiting this lovely doctor once a year. With my work schedule and where I live, I figured it would be hard to make an appointment with an English speaking doctor. However, I saw a blog post here , and I decided to go to Mediflower myself.  I had a whole week off on vacation so I figured fitting that type of appointment in was a good idea.

Hiking in Seorak National Park

Hiking in Seorak National Park

(Entrance to Seorak National Park.) This weekend a good friend of mine, K, came to visit. We decided to go to 속초 (Sokcho) and climb 설악산 ( Mt. Seorak). We didn’t pick the highest peak but we set out on a good hike early Saturday morning. We met up with two of her friends, one was totally unprepared and didn’t know we were going to be hiking.

Saltwater And Fresh Air…A Day of Healing

Saltwater And Fresh Air…A Day of Healing

I headed home after work with the gym-teacher’s wife, who is filling in for another teacher on absence, and she asked what I was doing this weekend. I said nothing as I only have 2,000 won to my name. (less than $2.00)  So she hands me money and I tell her no I’m okay, after about 3 times of this she gives me about 30,000 won and asks me to pay her back later. My co-teacher also offered me money…

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Kimchi Dongdaemun Guesthouse

Kimchi Dongdaemun Guesthouse

Since I am arriving 5 days before orientation I needed to find a place to stay for the duration. Luckily a fellow EPIK person recommended Hong Guesthouse, now known as Kimchi Guesthouse to me. As I was in charge of booking a 4 person bed private room. The rate is 80,000 Won or roughly ($73) a night divided by 4, not so bad!