9 Things Korea Does Better Than The UK

Living in Korea was without doubt one of the most interesting things I’ve ever done in my life. Experiencing a vastly different culture, language and customs certainly made for an interesting year, even if it wasn’t all as perfect as I’d been led to believe before heading out there.

I’ve already written about the things I loved and hated about Korea. But now I’m back in the UK, I’ve had a chance to properly compare life in the two vastly different countries.

I’ll be honest, I was so relieved to be back in the ever-grey and rainy south of England. But there are definitely some things I miss about Korea. And only now can I appreciate how much better certain aspects of life were over there.

“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” That’s what they say, right?

Anyway, let’s get on with it. Here are 9 things I think Korea does better than the UK.

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5 Things I Hate About Korea

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the 5 things I love about Korea. Sure, there’s a lot to love about this weird and wonderful place. But it’s certainly not perfect.

I’ve been living in Korea for a whole year now, and generally I’ve enjoyed my time here.  However, like every country, it has its faults. There’s plenty of things I’ve found surprising, gross and downright irritating about being in Korea.

The time has finally come to expose the absolute worst things about living in Korea. Or, more specifically, a few things I’m personally not a fan of. Let’s begin!

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Where’s Where In Jeonju? A Newcomer’s Guide

When I first arrived in Jeonju almost a year ago, I had absolutely no idea what was going on. I didn’t know where to shop, where to eat or where to drink. And it’s not the sort of thing you can look up on Wikipedia.

It took me several months to identify the distinct areas I now know so well, and today I’m spreading the word. Life for Jeonju newbies will suddenly get much easier!

I’ve located 5 key areas in the city, all of which are worth visiting for different reasons. For each, I have pinned somewhere roughly in the centre (you’re welcome). Read on to find out more.

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The Perils Of Teaching American English

The following is a guest article written by Jamie Hoyle.

The recruitment criteria for teaching EFL in Korea are simple. Have a degree. Have a criminal record without any brutal murders. Obtain a letter of shameless praise from an old manager or university professor. Wake up at 5am for a Skype interview. Speak English.

Speak English.

I speak English. I speak the most English English there is. I am English. It’s the only language I know. I will teach more people to speak just like me. I’m perfect.

Well, kind of.

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