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Calling overseas, help please! thanks but.. wakold

Thanks but skype can only be used between users of Skype no? I heard a lot about this program but I'm not too familiar with how it works. I need to call to a bank to activate my card, so in this case I don't know if I'd have to call with another method.

8 years 51 weeks ago
Calling overseas, help please! Skype davyteacher

 Skype is very easy and cheap to use, 40 pounds a year and unlimited calling to any home phone of your chosen country (also mobile phones in US)

 

www.skype.com 

8 years 51 weeks ago
Calling overseas, help please! uhmmmm... toodles

I highly doubt a pay phone is cheaper per minute than a pre-paid cell phone. Pay phones in Korea are not like 25 cent pay phones in the states where you can talk as long as you want. Also, use Skype for international calls. It's super cheap, but obviously you need the internet. Good luck.

8 years 51 weeks ago
I want to work out. Please help! gym dcross

You get what you pay for as far as gyms go here.  You arent going to get classes or much variety for under 80,000 but if you want to pay for 3 months at a time, Chicago is probably the nicest club in seomyeon if not all of busan.  They have tons of classes (some in english) and its a really nice facility with all machines and variety for cardio.  Its on the 5th floor of the...

8 years 51 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! haha wakold

Haha well that's an annoying thing for sure! Doesn't appeal me too much to go and try out his kebabs! Even if you have your headphones on he might still stare at you while you eat the kebab haha.

8 years 51 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! took your advice too dcross

Not great, better than lotte basement or ks stand, but decent enough.  One thing that was annoying was that the guy just talks your ear off about how much better his kebabs are than everyone else. So much that it got a little uncomfortable.  If you want to hear how good it is before you eat it and have the owner watch you while you eat it asking about it the whole time, then go here...

8 years 51 weeks ago
Subway Cards hmm not sure wakold

Everytime I take the subway with my card I get charged 990won, I believe there is no such thing as round trip fare, however if you transfer to another subway or to a bus within 30 minutes from your last ride it's free or it's something like 200won. If you go far on the subway line you also might get charged a bit more, like 180won or something extra.

You can also purchase independently...

8 years 51 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! Took your advice... SolidChamp

A buddy and I went down there today.  Had some trouble finding it at first, asked some foreigners at the coffee bean who knew exactly where it was.  Unfortunately they didn't really have high praise for the place, said it was decent at best and told us not to get our hopes up.

Good thing they lowered our expectations because we enjoyed it just fine.  Good stuff,...

8 years 51 weeks ago
Subway Cards You get a free ride if you jabba

You get a free ride if you get another bus within 30 minutes of getting off the bus you started on. You must 'beep' your card on the way out. If you transfer from the subway to a bus or the other way around you are changed a small fee (200won?) that 1170 amount might be the charge for a subway ride longer than 10 stops.

8 years 51 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! exit 7 elmobuzz

walk straight forward out of exit 7 in seomyeon.  probably about 60 meters/yards or what not and on your left. had a falafel and chatted with the lady a bit.  i thought it was good.  perhaps a bit rubbery, but i wouldn't hold that against them.  it was 4:40pm on a saturday.  overall i was quite happy.  like the first dude said, 3000won.  chicken, beef, or...

8 years 51 weeks ago
Subway Cards this is my guess and i'm 143busan

this is my guess and i'm pretty sure its accurate...i'm thinking that the return trip has to be within a three hour window in order for the entire trip to be considered round trip.  otherwise, it's going to be two one way trips that are charged to your card. 

8 years 51 weeks ago
Guseo-dong to airport, best way? Taxi isn't too bad - around bananaman

Taxi isn't too bad - around 15,000 for your troubles - or you could take the subway, change at Yonsan-dong and get off at Deokcheon for a much cheaper taxi!

8 years 51 weeks ago
newbie scared to approach employeers... Yeah - this stuff can happen, bananaman

Yeah - this stuff can happen, the best way i've found to deal with any contract / patience problems is the same everywhere in the world - talk to your employer, for the most part they are all just normal people. Also you should remember they need to keep you and to keep you happy as they probably don't want blacklisted or to find a new foreign teacher so soon. Anyway - my advice - talk to the...

8 years 51 weeks ago
I want to work out. Please help! some gyms.. everlong

i am not sure how easy it will be to find a good gym for 40k a month. There is a small gym in Nampo-dong (about 20 mins from you) that is open until about 11 pm (maybe midnight) and costs around 120,000 for 3 months. Of course if you pay monthly you will pay more per month. In terms of classes they have a few here and there but everything is in Korean. If you need directions just message me....

8 years 51 weeks ago
Does anyone know where to get Spin bike/ exercise equipment? Well they are readily mattsid

Well they are readily available online at places like gmarket, but seem to be cost around the 400 buck mark, is that what you would expect to pay? Seems expensive to me.

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8 years 51 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! Sounds like the genuine mattsid

Sounds like the genuine article. Will make sure to check him out next time I'm in that part of town. Thanks for the info.

8 years 51 weeks ago
looking for cheap laptop/pc What's your budget? You might mattsid

What's your budget? You might be able to pick up something fairly decent in some of the electronic second hand marts around Beomil Dong.

8 years 51 weeks ago
KyungSung Halloween Pub Crawl 2009 Facebook Group Link: mattsid

Facebook Group Link: www.facebook.com/group.php

Facebook Event Link: www.facebook.com/event.php

8 years 51 weeks ago
Halloween party Halloween Party with Cass Beer ~~~ Ko Seung Hyun

The Cass, Beer Company, will have a Halloween Party. You are going to have chance to have korean friends ,as well as, have lots of fun. All benefits derives from this event will be donated to people in need.


 

When : 10.27 Tue pm. 6 ~ 11

Where : Vinyl Live Club

More...

8 years 51 weeks ago
Halloween party Yep. There is going to be a mattsid

Yep. There is going to be a 'Pub Crawl' Halloween party in Kyungsung University area. Details are just being finalized now. Will post a new post so check the details there.

8 years 51 weeks ago
Small business license for Westerners? Good luck to you too! rov25

Janice,

Cheers for your good wishes and all the best to you in your business venture as well!

Pls help me clarifiy something you mentioned in your feedback. You suggest that any investment under $50K USD may make things easier to successfully be granted a tax-ID and other legal permits I may need. Is there any special incentive programme for small businesses? if so, would...

8 years 52 weeks ago
Small business license for Westerners? Good Luck.. kkamba77

The person above answered everything so I just wanted to say good luck.

I'm a Korean-American living in Pusan and I'm in the process of opening a business

under my name as well. If you are investing more than $50,000 than you have to have

a document proving where you got the money from and report to both countries.

Other than that, it's not that difficult to get...

8 years 52 weeks ago
Korean Mother-In-Law Diaries Midwest America What's even more unbelievable Trevor

What's even more unbelievable is a family of 4 living on 1,500 a month.

8 years 52 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! kebab rhylon
good veg (kind of like a twist on tabouleh with onions and tomatoes and whatnot), different lettuces, all good. he has chicken, falafel, or beef for 3000 won. The guy is from Iran, had a kebab shop in New Zealand for 10 years,and pretty much knows his stuff. I might have to get another one today.
8 years 52 weeks ago
Small business license for Westerners? No problem. My email can be 143busan
No problem. My email can be found here but just in case...it's 143busan@gmail.com. Price of property is actually one of the highest in the world in Seoul. I'm thinking top 5 or so. It is much less here.
8 years 52 weeks ago
 

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