Seoul Archive

Ex-pat life in Seoul, part II: the ugly

Last week I wrote about all the perks of living in Seoul, South Korea: the decent salary, the housing stipends, the great ex-pat community in the city and the easy access to travel. This week, I’ll focus on the not-so-thrilling aspects of life teaching English in South Korea. By far, the biggest stress is most

Ex-pat life in Seoul, part I: The good

The prospect of packing up one’s life and moving to Seoul, South Korea, may seem a daunting and even baffling one to those who have never been there. It was to me when I first learned about the possibility of teaching English in Seoul for more money than I was making as a journalist in