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    Default Currently living in South Korea, if you have questions, ask them!

    Not sure whats worth sharing from my present circumstances, so here is the brass tax:

    Arrived in Seoul via Asiana Airlines from Canada Early March (maybe even just before) for a teaching english Job.
    Took a flight to Busan via Air Busan, got a drive to Changwon from the airport.
    Worked in changwon for all of march.
    Switched schools because the Changwon school was like TWC's political mudpit except the topics were always in Korean, always about me, and rarely ended positively.
    Now working in Pyeongtaek near Seoul and Incheon. New school has been groovy so far.

    TL;DR: I experienced/am experiencing the country and two out of the way cities in it. Figured someone might be curious about all that.

    Ask questions, Im unsure what experiences would interest people.

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    Default Re: Currently living in South Korea, if you have questions, ask them!

    *brass tacks

    But that sounds interesting. How did you get into English teaching, was it difficult or pretty easy? I'm thinking of doing the same, I have some experience but no qualifications. And what was the problem in Changwon? Racism (assuming you are white)? Is Seoul considerably different to the rest of Korea (I know one or two people who have been there and know a little about the city, but if its anything like the UK then Seoul is nothing like the rest of the country and if that is true, I know almost nothing about small-town South Korea - is it a poor country, or is it quite well developed even in rural areas?).
    A new mobile phone tower went up in a town in the USA, and the local newspaper asked a number of people what they thought of it. Some said they noticed their cellphone reception was better. Some said they noticed the tower was affecting their health.

    A local administrator was asked to comment. He nodded sagely, and said simply: "Wow. And think about how much more pronounced these effects will be once the tower is actually operational."

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    Default Re: Currently living in South Korea, if you have questions, ask them!

    Pyeongtaek was a really nice city from what I remember. I was stationed in Gunsan in North Jeolla province all of last year. Have you gotten used to the food? Have you made it down to Jeju yet? What do you think of the women?
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    Default Re: Currently living in South Korea, if you have questions, ask them!

    How did you learn the korean language? Did you follow a training there?

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    Default Re: Currently living in South Korea, if you have questions, ask them!

    Quote Originally Posted by Copperknickers II View Post
    Is Seoul considerably different to the rest of Korea (I know one or two people who have been there and know a little about the city,
    Seoul




    Quote Originally Posted by Copperknickers II View Post
    but if its anything like the UK then Seoul is nothing like the rest of the country and if that is true, I know almost nothing about small-town South Korea - is it a poor country, or is it quite well developed even in rural areas?).
    Pyeongtaek



    A Korean rural area



    Quote Originally Posted by nce_wht_guy View Post
    What do you think of the women?


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