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Certified Teacher vs. Teaching English

For those who don’t know before I became an International Teacher, I started off working as an English teacher in South Korea, and have noticed considerable differences between the two jobs. This question keeps coming up from a few friends: Is it worth getting a teaching certification while working as an English teacher?  Is getting

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Thailand

Thailand was our third and final stop. At this point in our backpacking trip, we were starting to get tired. Besides, we had been on the road, carrying our backpacks, and on top of one another for over a month, either way, Thailand was still a wonder. We arrived in Bangkok via bus from Siem

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Malaysia

Malaysia was a beautiful spot to visit. I went the week before New Year with my friends. (Clockwise from left: Tim, me, Sean, Ivory, and Lizzy) We stayed in the Reggae Hostel, which was quite accommodating for a hostel. I always prefer hostel stays not merely for the cheaper rate, but for chatting with other travelers

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Paju – South Korea

One of the most memorable trips from Seoul has to be the one I took with my friends Hyungsuk, Sean, and Lizzy. We decided to rent a car and drive to Paju, which is on the border of South and North Korea, but unfortunately only Hyungsuk (being a local) was able to drive for the

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Jeju – South Korea

If you do nothing else in South Korea, make sure you head over to Jeju Island. About a 40 min flight from Seoul to a tiny island just south of the country. Known to be the “Hawaii” of South Korea, it certainly lives up to its name. My friends and I (Sean, Usha, and Shannah)

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Gapyeong – South Korea

One of my favorite places to visit during my years in South Korea was none other than Gapyeoung. My friends and I always had so much fun and made an effort to get there as often as we could. We enjoyed it so much we went almost every season. During the Summer Gapyeoung has a

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Busan – South Korea

Spending a weekend in Busan is a must! Jeju, Seoul, all of them are great, but Busan has its own Je ne sais quoi that simply can’t be put into words. Although we (Sean, Shannah, Usha, Lizzy, and I) went during a wet and rainy weekend during the colder months we still had a wonderful

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PURELY KOREAN

Quite easily one of the best experiences of my time here in Korea. If you want a truly authentic Korean experience, then I highly suggest staying a weekend on Jebu Island. This is an island you are able to drive to during the day, but in the evening when the tide comes in, you are

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IT’S CALLED A JJIMJIBANG

One blistery morning was calling my dear friend Jenny and me to warmth that is the Korean Spa. It’s called a Jjimjilbang, is quite honestly one of the most eye-opening experiences I’ve ever had in my life. The reason I say this is because, unlike spas in America, this is a place for all people.

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A TRIP TO THE DOCTOR

This was so interesting I had to share it: I went to the doctor today (don’t worry I’m fine… thought I caught the flu and panicked) and I was literally in and out in ten mins! Here’s exactly what happened. At first I didn’t want to go, because in America this is an all day

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ITS THE LITTLE THINGS..

Here’s to the New Year loves! First blog entry of 2017. It’s snowed a couple times since being in Korea, and the views are always beautiful on my way to work. It’s been a while since I’ve been around changing seasons, or enjoying the luxury of sitting next to a window to enjoy the snow

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KOREAN WEDDING

​Just as it says, I attended my first Korean Wedding… breathtakingly beautiful! First and Foremost congratulations to the newlyweds 항주성 and 이애진. Weddings are amazing no matter where in the world you are, however I’m blessed that I’ve gotten the opportunity to attend this one. There are many similarities and many differences between American weddings

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TOKYO, JAPAN

This was my first solo trip ever, I regret nothing and had the absolute time of my life. Tokyo, and Japan in general is amazing! The culture, the food, the city, everything about Japan was marvelous. I can’t wait to go again, there is so much to do and see in Japan it’s impossible to

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ITS WINTER… WELL IT WAS

​I’ve been meaning to add this to my blog. This was during our winter break from school. My friend Lizzy and I decided to take in all the that is of South Korea.  Bear in mind this was the winter… yeah I don’t know what I was thinking either. Our first stop was to the

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SPRING INTO SUMMER

        My amazing Yoga instructor gave me a wish bracelet. She told me that I make a wish (I made a prayer) and then tie the bracelet around your wrist. It must never be broken, it if falls off… then the wish is in effect. I’m mostly thrilled she gave me a

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WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

​It’s been brought to my attention recently that I don’t post enough. Which is….true. I apologize my friends, I never meant to just post once a month when I started this journey. I had fantasized about writing in my blog at least once a week… but alas, I’m human, an easily distracted one as well.

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SO WHAT’S NEXT?

As most you know I have already left South Korea, and have begun my traveling around the Southeast Asia, but most people and friends are asking, “so… what’s next for you?” I realized I never actually explained what happens now… Well first and foremost I have absolutely loved my time in Korea. I’ve learned so

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IM GOING BACKPACKING!

First-don’t get excited this is not my picture lol I found it on the same Google everyone else uses: Pinterest! However, yes it’s finally official… I’m going backpacking with my dear friend Sean the first week of September. We have purchased our plane ticket to Hanoi, and will be wandering around all of Southeast Asia.

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JULY 13TH, 2015

Hmmm I had written text here, but I guess it didn’t save… Anyways, the reason I have place a photo of my Toms is this: I love my Toms… I mean I really love them! Not merely because they look great, they’re comfortable, or the many many styles. I love them for the cause. What

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Taiwan

I am super late talking about my trip to Taiwan. There is so much to love about this amazing country; I don’t know where to start. Simply starting at the beginning couldn’t be easier. My friends and I boarded our flight out of Korea at almost midnight. (It was the cheapest flight) We landed just

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ITS BEEN A WHILE I KNOW…

I apologize for my delay, but like I’ve said before I’m here to do a little soul searching, and I’ve been doing just that. Unlike when I’m home with my family when I go to my room at night, I find myself still struggling with the same worries, doubts, concerns and heartache I had at

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DOES EVERYONE HAVE IT FIGURED OUT EXCEPT ME?

Still going through this cross road in my life, so I’ve been asking my friends, family, and respected individuals their opinion on my current future plans, and I got the reactions I pretty much expected to get. The idea of abandoning my previous life plans sounds…well for lack of better words…. NUTS! I understand and

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