Travel Blogs from Cheongju, Korea Rep.

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That's (about) all folks!, Daejon, Korea Rep. travel blog

That's (about) all folks!

A travel blog entry by micromegas-2005

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AHHHH 5 Months!!!, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

AHHHH 5 Months!!!

A travel blog entry by senemo

... . There is so much underground here. Two cities in one. One on top and one underground. Geniuses. Last weekend I went to Cheongju, a small town outside of Seoul. What these people classify as a small town is 2 million people. It seems more peaceful and ...

A love hotel, Songisan, Korea Rep. travel blog

A love hotel

A travel blog entry by margie1

we are currently in Songnisan and having a great time - wait for it - we are staying in love hotels!! very nice and very cheap. Have done lots of hiking including 1 fierceome mountain climb - we find the locals in country areas very nice and try 2 ...

The changing weather, Jincheon, Korea Rep. travel blog

The changing weather

A travel blog entry by jenipa

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... wearing lots of layers and a jacket, by the time Ive walked the 20 minutes to school I am swelteringly hot. When I first arrived in Korea last January, it was cold, fresh and not a cloud in the sky. I can feel that that weather is on its way back and ...

Kinderhorrors, Jincheon, Korea Rep. travel blog

Kinderhorrors

A travel blog entry by jenipa

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... gave me an easy week of no morning classes. Alas though, no drinking and debauchery for me. I still had work to do. Korea run their school years from March and it so the break gave us a chance to rearrange our classes accordingly. Students from each ...

Beopjusa Temple, Beopjusa Temple, Korea Rep. travel blog

Beopjusa Temple

A travel blog entry by mies

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Keeping it English, Jincheon, Korea Rep. travel blog

Keeping it English

A travel blog entry by jenipa

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I've noticed my terminology has become more Americanised since I've been here. And this is entirely due to keeping it consistent for the students sake. A lot of Koreans have learnt their speech patterns and pronunciation from tapes, which 9 times out ...

What have I learnt so far?, Jincheon, Korea Rep. travel blog

What have I learnt so far?

A travel blog entry by jenipa

... a lot of anti Japanese sentiment kicking around and diplomatic issues pop up in the press from time to time. Many of Korea's historical buildings are now reproductions of the originals. If they weren't destroyed by the Japanese invasion, they were razed ...

Jincheon's day in the sun, Jincheon, Korea Rep. travel blog

Jincheon's day in the sun

A travel blog entry by jenipa

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... . So, today there was a ceremony to mark the start of the week's festivities. There was a parade through town. I'd been shopping in Cheongju and just happened to come back into town just as it was all about to start so I managed to hop off the bus and ...

A day out in Cheongju, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

A day out in Cheongju

A travel blog entry by jenipa

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... see the big golden statue of Buddha, so while it was still light it seemed a good time to visit. It's not actually in Cheongju but Eumseong, a smaller town in our province and about 45 minutes drive. By the time we got there it was starting to get dark ...

First Day of School, Jincheon, Korea Rep. travel blog

First Day of School

A travel blog entry by jenipa

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How scary. My last first day of school was way back when, I still wore knee high socks and Adam and the Ants were No1 in the charts.... On the Sunday morning I'd moved into the apartment and unpacked. Didn't take very long. What had seemed like an ...

So this is where I live, Jincheon, Korea Rep. travel blog

So this is where I live

A travel blog entry by jenipa

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One of the perks of the job, and what makes saving money a whole heap easier than in previous jobs, is an apartment provided by the school. When I arrived I was given a choice of a one bedroom apartment building just behind the house of the parents of ...

A brief introduction: how I got here...., Jincheon, Korea Rep. travel blog

A brief introduction: how I got here....

A travel blog entry by jenipa

... organised my job for me. They found me the right bus stop, bought my ticket for me and loaded me on board. Three hours later I ended up in Cheongju, the capital city of Chungcheonbuk-do province and about a 30 minute car ride from Jincheon, my new ...

January in Cheongju, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

January in Cheongju

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

... to her husband and parents-in-law, but all the signs show that she is unhappy. Unfortunately she is not an exception in Korea. Their culture is changing rapidly, but the ones who are already married can become a slave of their own family and have no ...

CheongjuTigers, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

CheongjuTigers

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

... the most cultural area of Korea, North Gyeongsang. This province was very important in 1200 something when Shilla dinasty ruled over Korea and where Buddhism was flourishing at the time. There are a dozen temples including the well-known Bulgugsa Temple. ...

cheongju, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

cheongju

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

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... amazed by the people who speak English so fluently. English is booming business and everyone is taking part of it. Korea desires international recognition and acknowledge of their capabilities and they are working hard to achieve that. The English of ...

September, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

September

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

... you know she didn't dare to say no. I think I can only find my luck in itaewon or one of the expats bars in Cheongju. Knowing that the girls who fancy foreigners go there or when they want to practice their English. Just have to keep on trying I ...

March, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

March

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

... only to have my knees battered up and walking mank the rest of the week. Everything else was okay. Can't recall anything else, because it's also already more than a month ago. Yeah, I know I have a bad memory... Next month will be my last in ...

More things I have learnt.., Jincheon, Korea Rep. travel blog

More things I have learnt..

A travel blog entry by jenipa

... to join them. I was in the bank in Jincheon paying in some money when the cashier told me he had seen me shopping in Cheongju the previous week. When I admitted I had been alone, he whistled and said I was "very brave" to be doing that.... Clothes ...

Googling Jincheon, Jincheon, Korea Rep. travel blog

Googling Jincheon

A travel blog entry by jenipa

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For any of you with access to Google Earth, Jincheon can be found at the following co-ordinates. We are the town surrounded by hundreds of rice fields.... 36 51 21.84N 127 26 12.56E We also have our own town website: ...

Cheongju, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Cheongju

A travel blog entry by jenny_dani

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From Cheongju we visited Heungdeok temple, which is home to an enourmous Buddha statue. The statue itself was pretty impressive but apart from that the temple wasn't anything too special compared to some of the others we've seen. Several of the buildings ...

Fun in July, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Fun in July

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

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Hello again, This month was the first trip for me outside the cities (Cheongju&Seoul). But before I get to that I'll give you a briefly update about my social event with the Salsa club. We've decided to go to Everland, the theme park; Caribbean ...

Cultural differences, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Cultural differences

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

... No rights for pedestrians and cars literally try to run you over. People staring with suspicion (especially in smaller cities like Cheongju) at you for an unpleasant long time Not letting people get out of the subway first before entering Jumping a que ...

October, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

October

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

Hi, Nothing much happened this month. I had the last lessons at my Salsa community in Seoul. They started with a Xmas performance group and I wasn't looking forward to that. Also I got the message that I could do my Taekwondo exam again on December 3rd. ...

TKD and Idols in S-Korea, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

TKD and Idols in S-Korea

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

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... for. That mission is accomplished. Maybe I'll go for the second DAN ( a black belt it followed by DAN's), before leaving Korea permanently. In the beginning I couldn't find a decent TKD club for adults. So I had been training with my own students from ...

April, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

April

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

Hi again, April, the last weeks of my stay in Korea. As the days passed by I was more and more looking forward to my new adventure. Gave myself some time off to make several arrangement for my year in Australia and my travels through Asia. Opened an ...

Cheongju, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Cheongju

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

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... the classes where filling up. Now I've got a weekly schedule of 30 hours, 6 hours a day, 5 times a week. A night out in Cheongju. It's not the most exciting place to live but thanks to the Universities there are a lot of pubs and bars to release ...

December in Korea, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

December in Korea

A travel blog entry by s1nd5r

... the last time. I crashed at a jimjilbang to sober up as usual and the other lads took the first bus back to Cheongju. I still don't understand why they didn't stay at the jimjilbang. What's nicer than taking hot and freezing cold baths and finally ...

Songnisan National Park, Songnisan, Korea Rep. travel blog

Songnisan National Park

A travel blog entry by pauleagle

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Songnisan is one of the most popular national parks in Korea due to it's location; smack-bang in the middle of the country. As a result it can get pretty busy at weekends, and this perticular Sunday was no exception! After taking an early bus to Daejeon, ...

Long bus rides, tomb, and a printing extravaganza, Cheongju, Korea Rep. travel blog

Long bus rides, tomb, and a printing extravaganza

A travel blog entry by audreytravels

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... it to make it better. It was fine though. We had a short ride after lunch to the Early Printing Museum in CheongjuKorea was apparently the first country that printed using a metal printing press (79 or so years before the Gutenberg Bible).  ...

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