Chuseok at the Striking Ulleungdo Island in Korea, Gateway to Dokdo

A note from Mike:  I’m happy to introduce everyone to Rodrigo!  He’s a hiking buddy and fellow traveler who usually posts travel advice at www.OutOfYourComfortZone.net.  He is LiveTravelTeach’s very first guest blogger and I hope you enjoy the article about his getaway to an exotic island!   Another Chuseok, another long holiday, and another opportunity to explore Read More …

Chuseok – Korean Thanksgiving

Lucky me, a 5-day weekend already!  Today is Chuseok, althoug perhaps best known for the awful traffic that accompanies nearly half the population of Seoul leaving for their hometown, Chuseok is actually a harvest holiday full of family gatherings and festivities.  I’m looking forward to having some time to explore the city and visit Bukhansan Read More …

On a lighter note

Aside from my school’s financial woes I really am enjoying being here.  My students, albiet unorthodox compared to what I’m used to, are great.  They are fun to work with (and I only have a few “problem children”).  Planning and grading has been pretty straitforward; the school gives us a curiculum I’m teaching my native Read More …