Bucket List 196: South Korea!

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Country 5/196: South Korea. My first voyage into Asia, as well as teaching, as I took a job at an English language hagwon in Daegu. It was a massive shock to the system, both culturally and professionally, as I had to try and teach English to kids that were barely up to my waist – and I’m not the tallest person in the world (even in Korea). Once the kimchi had settled, I grew to adore the country – although I might be slightly more cautious about where I choose to teach in the future. I’ve dealt with enough toddler’s faeces to last several lifetimes.

The Road Travelled

Tales From South Korea

No Time for Stalin’

July 25th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees Welcome once more to the writings of a compulsive road-trip enthusiast, from my second expedition in as many years. The first was a jaunt across the North American continent, through forty-eight U.S states and four Canadian provinces. It was an unforgettable 115-day voyage that inspired my girlfriend and I to attempt not to strangle each…

Monkeying Around

May 15th, 2017 Jack Noah Rees If you were to come up to me in a ramshackle bar and ask me, "Jack, what was your favourite experience from your time in South Korea?" Without a doubt, I would tell you to bugger off and leave me alone. However, if you were to ask me when I was not busy in the…

A Korean Fall

October 16th, 2016 Jack Noah Rees Throughout the autumn and darkening winter of my year teaching in South Korea, I went on as many short trips/weekends away as I possibly could. This was partly to see the new country I called home and partly to take my mind off the job that wholly occupied my thoughts and stresses from Monday to…

I’m a Little Despot, Short and Stout

October 15th, 2016 Jack Noah Rees I left you last at the infamous blue meeting rooms of the Joint Security Area (or JSA), having spent the morning hopping between North and South Koreas and taking photos with stern-looking border guards. Our group was then shown towards the North Korean gift shop, where all manner of legally-acquired northern merchandise was up for…

Live Fast Die Jong

October 14th, 2016 Jack Noah Rees North Korea. One of the most reclusive, unstable and unwelcoming destinations on earth - or is it? Yes, it absolutely is. Having said that, I would be lying if I said that I didn't have a slightly morbid fascination with the place - what is life really like in the self-contained and mysterious north? Well,…

Seoul Searching

August 14th, 2016 Jack Noah Rees Many a night was whiled away attempting to conceive a master plan of how I could travel the world and earn dollar at the same time. For some reason, I decided that teaching English to kindergartners was the answer, and shortly after signing up to a recruitment company I was on a one-way flight to South…




Country: 5/196     Visited: ’16/’17


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