War Memorial Museum in Seoul

Glimpse of War and South Korea

The history of Korea is filled with wars. Korea has suffered from many attacks by Mongolians, Chinese and Japanese, but has always survived. The War Memorial Museum in Seoul gave me a glimpse of the turbulent history that Koreans have been through. There were some very interesting information inside and the military tanks and planes outside were quite stunning to see and have a closer look … Continue reading Glimpse of War and South Korea

Gyeongbokgung palace

Seoul, a glimpse into the heart of South Korea

During January ’08 I taught English at a winter camp in South Korea. The school was in the South so I only got to explore Seoul for a weekend. My month in South-Korea was very interesting and definitely a culture shock but not a place I would like to live in for too long. I was offered a longer contract after my winter camp finished but … Continue reading Seoul, a glimpse into the heart of South Korea

Jeonju, South Korea

You wont believe how many kids I sent to the nurse

I taught little 5 year old kids English during winter camp in South Korea in January ’08. I had  a class of 18 little kids who only had a basic or no knowledge of English and there was no teacher assistant available. I actually had great fun teaching them but wouldn’t want to teach them for longer than 1 month. It doesn’t matter what kind … Continue reading You wont believe how many kids I sent to the nurse

Jeonju, South Korea

Culture shock in South Korea

I have lived in a couple of different countries teaching English and one of the strangest places was South Korea. I moved to South Korea from Vietnam just before new years to teach at a winter camp for 1 month during January ’08. Not only was it a big culture shock it was also a huge adjustment to move from the tropical weather of Ho … Continue reading Culture shock in South Korea