Coming to Korea Archive
Author’s note: Coming to Korea posts are written with the newer expats in mind. If you have a more experienced perspective to offer, please share in the comments! EDIT 9 May 2013 to add some more information.
UPDATED to include information about goshiwons. A quick update to readers here in Chris in South Korea: in case you hadn’t heard, Chris is no longer in South Korea. He’s in Thailand now, exploring strange new worlds and seeking out
After five years and 1,300 blog posts, I was a little shocked to realize I hadn’t written a single post on grocery shopping in Korea. Let’s rectify that now. Author’s note: ‘Coming to Korea’ posts are written with
Think of it as 500 Korean phrases if you like – either way, the idea here is a bit different from most other ‘learn Korean’ books. Take a look at it on iTunes, or keep reading to
Author’s note: everything old is new again, especially when blogging about the same things and places for several years. This seemed a good time to publish a question that’s commonly asked, upon realizing how long it’s been
AT first glance, Korea doesn’t look to be the cheapest place to travel. As one example, take a walk down Gangnam’s main drag and peruse the sky-high prices for clothes (they want how much for a t-shirt?!).
Coming to Korea means learning about a whole new set of brands. Sure, some franchises are basically the same around the world – McDonalds and KFC are just two examples – but there are plenty of local
AUTHOR’S note: ‘Coming to Korea’ posts are aimed at folks still new to Korea. If you’ve been in Korea for awhile, consider this a review =) COMING to Korea means a new lifestyle – resolved. That lifestyle
Seoul’s transportation network is getting a little bigger – but a little more expensive. Call it inflation if you like, but to be fair they haven’t gone up in years. This chart, comparing public transportation costs across
A READER writes in: Chris, I don’t have much time during this trip to Korea. What’s worth seeing and what’s worth doing in Korea in a short period of time? I travel for business, so I’ll be