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Our 4th Chuseok in Korea, Part 1 – Seoul

Growing up, Thanksgiving was always my favorite holiday. There is no pressure about gifts, the family is way less stressed, and it is all about gratitude, family, and good food. My kind of holiday. The day really embodies Fall, with it’s smells and sweaters, colors, and football (or nap time for me).

In Korea, Chuseok is compared to Thanksgiving because it is also a harvest festival (minus the genocide and kum ba yah stories of sharing some turkey), but it is as big as Christmas is in the States. Being that it’s one of the two biggest holidays in Korea, we usually get 4 or 5 days off! Hooray!

We also got some pretty great Chuseok gifts this year, and if you’re interested in seeing what kind of quirky things we got check out the video!


Hongdae Free market: Unterwegs zwischen Künstlern und Coffeeshops

Wem Gangnam zu teuer, oder das Shoppingviertel von Myeongdong zu krass übertrieben ist, für den haben wir hier das Richtige. Eröffnet während der Fussball-WM in 2002 hat sich der Free market von Hongdae mittlerweile dauerhaft in den Veranstaltungskalender eingetragen. Der Hongdae Free market Auf dem Markt verkaufen Künstler – und alle die es werden wollen –

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A Korean Elementary School Tour

I’m currently in my third year teaching in the EPIK program. Due to cutbacks, I was reallocated from a girl’s middle school to an elementary school in a nearby district. My current school, Guduk Elementary (구덕초등학교), is a moderate to smaller sized school.

The English Department is one Korean teacher…and me! There’s your org chart.

I really enjoy working with these little ones. A very different experience than teaching middle schoolers who just want K-Pop. That’s it. K-Pop.

I thought I would take some time to shoot a video of the innards of the school to share with you all. The narrative in the video will explain the rest. Enjoy!


Korean Public School Office Tour

I found this old video from my phone and wanted to share it with you guys! It’s a tour of my old office from the first year at my school, during my school’s festival. I’m in a different, better office now which I will do a tour of in the future. But if you’re curious what your office may look like as a public school teacher in Korea, here’s a quick glimpse!



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Making the Most of Korean Festivals in 2012

 
 
The Eobang or Fishers' Festival on Gwangan Beach, Busan
 
 

Bokbunja & Black Raspberry Festival!

I took an Adventure Korea tour to see the Black Raspberry Festival in Geochang. Activities included picking berries & drinking the berry wine, touring the festival grounds (including live eel catching), a dance party, and shellfish collecting.

Basically, the 45 foreigners provided live  entertainment for the small town of Geochang for the entire weekend. We were followed everywhere by Koreans and their cameras. An amusing weekend, indeed.


After a 3-hour bus ride from Seoul, we landed in Geochang. We began the day by enjoying some traditional Korean games and sampling the local black raspberries, one of Geochang's best-known exports.

Guarding the DMZ

Destination: a KTX trip – tea fields in Boseong and rail-biking in Gokseong (Jeollanam-do)

There are quite a few ‘KTX Tours’ available – typically one- or two-day trip offering to whisk you away to sights around the country using Korea’s fast train service. While the KTX train didn’t take us all the way to our first destination, the chartered bus took us the rest of the way.


South Korea Adventure #13- Goseong 고성 - FAIL!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope 2011 brings many great things!

Cheers,

Jeff Martinez


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