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In this episode of the WiK podcast I get to talk to my friends and ESL teachers in Korea, Sadie and Nora, about teaching and living in Korea, medical care, love motels, food, Busan, safety and travel.
Side note: Sadie mentioned that most Korean apartments don’t have ovens. While that is true the newer apartment complexes have ovens and most Americans manage to find a place to live that has an oven in the kitchen (although it might be a smaller one lol). TIP: So when you are out hunting for apartments look out for those with a dishwasher and an oven.
Here are the resources we talked about in today’s episode:
US embassy in Seoul: http://seoul.usembassy.gov/index.html
This site is a great way of linking up with people and finding others with the same interests getting together in Korea: www.meetup.com I have been a member now for almost a year and love that Nora and Sadie pointed this resource out. This site connects many people world wide.
Link to the International Health Care Center/ Severance Hospital: http://www.yuhs.or.kr/en/inter_healthcare_center/inter_health_severance/intro/
KTX Train online: http://info.korail.com/2007/eng/eng_index.jsp
Spa Land Busan: http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1000306
Haedong Yungkungsa Temple by the sea in Busan http://www.yongkungsa.or.kr/en/
Tasty foods mentioned in the interview:
Bibimbap (in this case Dolsot Bibimbap = Bibimbap in a hot stone bowl) rice served with vegetables, sometimes meat and a fried egg on top
Mandu (dumplings): there are fried mandu (yaki mandu) and steamed mandu (jjin mandu) and they also come with different fillings like kimchi or pork or just vegetables and glass noodles.
Donkasu Korean version of German Schnitzel
Becoming an English teacher being a military spouse here in Korea. Employment regulations:
Hope you enjoy every little bit of info in this episode. Take care!
also in this episode: Sound attribution: http://www.freesound.org/people/Halleck/sounds/18665/ by user Halleck