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Asia » South Korea » Gwangju July 8th 2019

One day art night __Dein Night Market in Gwangju I felt like sharing my trip in Gwangju, SouthKorea in the hot early summer season. My love, a favorite is an art. walking alone around Gwangju city which is called as an art city to find a small gallery places or special exhibition held in the museum is my precious moment for me. Gwangju is actually full of art around the whole city. If I head to downtown, easy to find a small museum or taking a look around to find something new in Asia culture center. In a nearby, there is one market, Dein Night Market which is known as the Night Culture Market, the most famous tourist market in Gwanju. I found the art there. After watching playing baseball at KIA champions field ( Korea ... read more
cute food street
small gallery
small Gallery

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju July 8th 2019

July 8th Get excited D-4 for a swimming championship in Gwangju I'm actually living in a place, Gwangju, South Korea. However, I still feel as if I keep traveling around the city with living, so I decided to start to write my long Journey. These days, since the most heated Swimming championship. FINA 2019 is coming, whole around Gwangju city and citizens get excited about the big worldwide water festival. Around the city, the various festival has been held to welcome FINA. Last time, My friends took me Kpop music concert where BTS or Twice (KPOP idols) were coming and we were screaming at each moment even though I was not a big fan of K-pop idols. Gwangju is the first city which hosts FINA swimming championship in South Korea. This city is one of the ... read more
ACC Asia Cultural Center
Suri and Dari

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju January 12th 2019

Hey everyone! l hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! As many of you probably know already, l was able to travel home for the holidays to visit the family. l have signed on to teach for another year here in Korea, and during the negotiation of my new contract, I was able to get a little over a week off to go home and visit my family for Christmas. Just for fun, I wanted to keep my visit a secret from Sarah, although at times it felt like she was basically the only person who didn't know I would be home for the week of Christmas. There were a few occasions when the secret was almost revealed. She kept asking when I would be home next, and finally I told her I would probably ... read more
Christmas at the McGee's
Ben and Jerry's with Lianne!
Before going out

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju August 27th 2018

Tak predpoved pocasia bola nahovno, zas leje. Jeden typek vcera bol na turistike, ma vlastne auto. Ukazoval mi video, nenormalne prudy vody na ceste. Tak ani nevystupoval a otocil to. Normalna mala rieka. No dufam, ze zajtra to bude ok, ostavam tu dalsiu noc. Ono prsi vsade, tak to mam zajedno. No len dorm je plny, fasujem malu kuticu. Spim na matraci, rozmer izby asi 1.5m x 2.5m bez fanu a ac ale pohoda neni teplo. Sprcha ale nevim kde je, vraj neskor. Opat cely den len na ubytku. S tym sulawesi som to prepiskol ked kukam na tie 8 a viac hodinove presuny medzi mestami. Na obed len kelinkova polivka. Rusi co tu robili za spanie nakonec neboli par ako som si myslel, chalan to dnes zabalil. Kuknutie v tv avangeri. Som rozmyslal aj nad ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju August 26th 2018

Vonku leje, turistika neprichadza do uvahy a ani presun do dalsieho mesta. Ostavam tu dalsiu noc, dnes je cena nizsia. Prakticky cely den na ubytku, mimo vybehnutia na obed. Debilna draha polivka s neakym nechutnym masom ale asi daka specialita bo dost ludi si to davalo. Vecera v cu obchodiku + mensi nakup v blizkom markete. Na ubytku spanok, dopisanie denniku, spraveny zhruba plan na indoneziu, nahadzanie cs do soulu a zistene, ze zajtra ma len prskat a pozajtra skoro nist. Takze tu ostanem dve noci, zajtra tura v tunajsom pohori a pozajtra daytrip do wolchusan np. Ono casovo by to vychadzalo rovnako z mokpe ale tam by bola navyse cesta. S tymto ubytkom som spokojny, klidecek, cisto. Dnes doslo 8novych ludi ale k nam na izbu nik. Tu je plan indonezie : 5 prilet makasar ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju August 25th 2018

Rano rozhodnutie, ze sa ide do mokpo. Na nete som nenasol zadny priamy spoj, tak uvidim co mi povedia na bus stanici. Na bus zastavke sa pytam korejky, ktory bus ide na bus stanicu. Najskor nereaguje, v usach sluchatka, tak jej mavam s rukou pred ocami. Opat mapa a jogi. Na tabuli mi ukazuje bus c. 341, mal by dojst za 5.min. Tak aj je. Este mi zenska ukazuje aby som nastupil. Tu sledujem dalsiu babu, ma kufer, tak je iste, ze ide tam kde ja. Na bus stanici ma nepotesili, treba prestup v gwangju. Tak kupujem tam, opat platba kartou. Pri kupe som vsak rozumel ine mesto. Nuz mensia chybicka a nadchadzka. Zhavim free wifi a rozhodujem sa tu ostat jednu noc s tym, ze dam turu na blizke hory mudeung. V cu na stanici ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju August 4th 2018

Hey everyone, Wow I feel like I always say this, but it really has been a while. I’m not sure if I should blame it on not really doing anything or on doing too much. I suppose it’s been a bit of both. Life here has basically settled into a routine, between going to the gym, going to work, and eating food in the time between. In the last few months I’ve begun teaching reading classes to some of my students, so I am in charge of making worksheets to check my students’ vocabulary and reading comprehension. I’ve set my worksheets up such that one of the sections is intended to test my students’ ability to understand words in context (for example, the word “funny” doesn’t always indicate that someone is laughing, but can also mean ... read more
Gamcheon Culture Village
A bit sweaty and tired, but worth the views!
Gamcheon Culture Village from the opposite side

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju May 10th 2018

Hey everyone, Seven months in Korea, and spring has finally arrived! You wouldn’t have been able to tell today, what with the sudden drop in temperatures, punctuated by snow flurries this morning, but it is gradually getting warmer here! Haha just kidding, it's now been nine months here, and spring is in full force. I can finally start wearing T-shirts comfortably, with only a light sweater needed in the evenings. Man, the weather changes quickly once it's committed to a season. Along with warmer weather comes beautiful flowers coming into bloom! And SUN! Yay! Last weekend month, after an eventful Saturday morning spent at the hospital getting Tanya’s cough checked out—and subsequently getting her situated into a weeklong hospital stay for pneumonia—I walked over to the nearby reservoir and park to enjoy the warm weather and ... read more
Uncheon Reservoir blossoms
Pretty pink

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju December 4th 2017

Hey everyone, Wow it’s been a while since I’ve posted, sorry about that. So much has happened since I last posted that I’m not even really sure where to start... I guess the most obvious place to start would be that my parents came all the way out to visit me… wow it’s already been four weeks. It’s been longer than I thought since I last posted. But yes, the parents came to visit me four weeks ago, since I will not be able to go home for Christmas this year. Their trip started out a bit rocky, first with their luggage getting stuck in Beijing due to a delayed flight and subsequent unexpectedly quick layover, and then with us missing the last bus from the airport to Gwangju, meaning we had to ride the subway ... read more
Strolling in the 5/18 park
Hotel room views
Seoul Tower at night

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju November 4th 2017

Hey everyone, Well, things have finally started to settle, and the routine of each week has begun to make the weeks fly by. Time during the week is split between work and home, and I go out for lunch once a week with Yongmu, one of my Korean coworkers. On the weekends, I go out one day with my South African coworker, and either meet with Christy, another of my Korean coworkers, or hang out at home. And even though I had my worries before coming here—I don't speak the language, I didn't know anyone, or hardly anything about the academy that I am working at ahead of time—I’m so glad that I pushed myself into doing this. On the other hand, over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed how bad I am about going out ... read more

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