Adventures in Daegu and Beyond... Life in Korea as an English Teacher and Weekend Explorer

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Ex Insurance Professional and Global Backpacker... Originally from Toronto but spent almost half my life in England before that...

In my 30s I have been backpacking since 2003 doing 1-2 big trips per year (Western Europe, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Turkey, Middle East, China & SE Asia) before I decided to move to Asia and start a blog.

One Year Contract Teaching English in Daegu South Korea (renewed for a third year)...

Personal Diary turned Travel Blog... I am a contributing writer for THEKOREABLOG run by KOCIS (The Korean Culture and Information Service of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism)... I write about life in Korea, working as a teacher, and weekends exploring the many festivals, cultural, and historical sites.

I have been featured in various local media and Arirang Korean English TV News about my blog, travels, time in Korea, and being selected as a writer for TheKoreaBlog.

The City of Daegu has also chosen me as one of two official foreign bloggers GlobalDaegu Blogspot

I also have the title of "Jeju Ambassador for the New 7 Natural Wonders Campaign and Committee Member" and contribute articles to the WorkNPlay site


Articles published on THEKOREABLOG


#2 - 12 tips to Help Travel & Explore Korea

#99 - Korea Grill House Toronto

#124 - TheKoreaBlog Publishes my IAAF Write Up!

#141 - Daegu Motels & Spas

#164 - Daegu Museums

#200 - Seoul Centre for Intangible Cultural Properties

#334 - Asia's only Sci Fi Memorabilia Museum is in Daegu

#424 - Tongyeong the South Coast Treasure Chest

Korea's Teddy Bear Obsession


Articles Published on the GlobalDaegu Blogspot


#235 - Daegu Bloggers Welcome Ceremony

#237 - English Banking Machines

#245 - Wolgok History Museum

#246 - Daeduk Horseriding Club

#249 - Daegu Motor Show

#253 - Chilgok Temples

#254 - Daegu Line 3 Monorail

#261 - Nakdonggang Victory Memorial Hall

#262 - Mount Apsen Cable Car & Viewing Platform

#263 - Biking Mt Palgong - Songnimsa Temple

#291 - Biking the Geumhogang River

#293 - Daegu Rythm & Bike Festival

#312 - SeoDaegu Express Bus Terminal

#315 - When PSY Brought "Gangnam Style" to Daegu Stadium

#317 - Duryu Park Bike Rentals

#320 - Daegu National Sports Festival Weekend Highlights

#328 - Nokogdong Temples

#329 - Geumhogang River Island

#330 - Exploring Keimyung University

#331 - Daegu DaeSeongsa Temple

#334 - Asia's only Sci Fi Memorabilia Museum is in Daegu

#340 - Christmas in Daegu

#342 - Daegu Snow : When Canada Came Calling

#346 - Daegu International Airport

#347 - Busan Gimhae International Airport

#350 - Keeping your Heating Bills low this Winter

#352 - "Man in the Kitchen" Restaurant

#354 - Road to India Restaurant

#355 - Mens Clothing Alley

#356 - Tteularae Restaurant

#358 - Korean Homestyle Noodle Restaurant & Tea House

#360 - Tesco UK Foods at Homeplus

#361 - Jungangno's New Crossing

#368 - Guide to Korean Weddings

#370 - Daegu's First Buddha's Birthday Lantern Parade

#389 - Jungangno Fried Fish Restaurant

#395 - Seobu Bus Terminal Market

#398 - Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Centre

#399 - Poom Rooftop Restaurant

#404 - Cheap Seoul KTX Tickets

#409 - Applying for a Pension Refund

#411 - Biking Geumhogang & Dongchon Resort

#412 - Daegu Station Antiques and Second Hand Goods

#417 - Guamseowon Cultural Centre


Media Features on me and my blog


#52 - My Blog Makes the Headlines !

#69 - My Interview with InDaegu Newspaper

#136 - Daegu Tourism Site Promotes my blog

#195 - Arirang TV & Korea Herald Feature on the KBloggers

#215 - Korea Herald Interview on Muslims in Korea


Published Articles


#81 - My Article 'Muslim in Korea' published in June

#334 - Asia's only Sci Fi Memorabilia Museum is in Daegu

The Other Mongolia - See 'Beijing and Inner Mongolia Grasslands' Blog


This blog has reached 35,000+ views as of Nov 2012!

The record function on this site has since been broken!??

I like to travel, explore, and discover the World...

Visit My Page on Facebook : Departures1 - Global Adventures

Countries visited map... 50+ and counting! (excluding airport lounges)...

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And here for my full Photo Albums

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Interested in coming to Korea to teach, click here for Teaching English in Korea

Thank You for stopping by !

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