GELC - Gangwon English Learning Center
Trip Start Feb 24, 2006
39Trip End Dec 31, 2007
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However, the school facilties are new and very nice and the province is well-known for its beauty, having the best national parks in Korea located nearby. Yangyang is not a huge city, which is both good and bad, but the massive metropolis of Seoul (which is about twice the size of New York) is only a 3.5 hour bus ride away. There is another city to north, Sokcho, which is much larger and has an E-Mart, Korea's WalMart equivalent. There are beaches everywhere, but they are only open for two months in the summer and closed the rest of the time for border patrol reasons. Our center does have its own private beach though, which everyone tells me will be really nice in the summer because hordes of Koreans load up on the public beaches come those two summer months. So, we'll see how life and work is on the northeast coast of the Sea of Japan and try to update this website whenever something interesting happens!