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Everything South Korea: Places, People, Food and Culture

Updated on February 25, 2015

South Korea is an amazing country: come check it out with me!

I know that most people don't think of South Korea as anything more than cars and electronics and their crazy neighbor to the north with the nuclear weapons. Or maybe you've had a friend or relative go to South Korea to teach English, but you still don't know a lot about it. But actually, South Korea is a fascinating place, filled with lots of interesting and beautiful places, amazing people and a million and one things to do. You can see one of the biggest Churches in the world, check out one of the biggest cities in the world, travel on a high-speed bullet train and get some delicious Korean BBQ at any time of day or night. You've come to the right place for everything Korea! Be sure to check it out and plan your trip to South Korea soon!

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Places to go in South Korea

Korea is an amazing, beautiful country. It's filled with mountains, rice fields, and white sandy beaches. A highlight is Jeju Island, a semi-tropical island South of the mainland. And if you're a hiker, South Korea is a paradise!

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Teaching English in South Korea

There are plenty of lucrative jobs in South Korea for ESL teachers. As long as you're a native speaker with a university degree, and some patience to complete all the paperwork, a job should be yours. Check out the following sites for some job information, as well on tips on getting one.

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Food for foreigners

About 1% of the population in Korea are foreigners. It's mostly migrant workers from Africa or Asia, but there is also a large population of English teachers, diplomats and businesspeople. It seems that foreigners in Korea are always on the search for a taste of home, either ingredients so they can cook their favorite things, or restaurants that know what a Westerner would eat.

Here are my suggestions for where to eat in South Korea and the secret tips on how to get that foreign food that you want.

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Learning Korea

If you come to South Korea, you need to learn a bit of Korean. Outside of Seoul, most people won't speak that much English. And, you'll find that learning a few words of Korean goes a long way. Koreans love it when foreigners can speak a few words.

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South Korean Entertainment

There are plenty of movies and TV worth watching from South Korea. Here are a few of my picks.

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      Eve 2 years ago

      Real brain power on diyalps. Thanks for that answer!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for the delightful virtual tour of South Korea! Looks like a 'must visit' place.