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Catching Up on a Long Lakeside Scooter Ride in China

The time goes by so quickly, doesn't it? For the past two years I had put the Red Dragon Diaries behind me to better focus on my responsibilities and career as an expat teacher. I had reached a point where I had to choose. Now in my second year of life in China, I've decided to dust off and fire up the old cameras. How frequently I will post and how much time I can commit to … [Read More...]

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I’m Saving Boat Loads of Cash in This Sweet New Chinese Apartment

I honestly have no idea how I ended up in China. The end. I was half a hair away from hanging up the mitts with teaching overseas. The Korean Ministry of … [Read More...]

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My Japanese Apartment in Hiroshima

Here is a tour of my Japanese apartment in Hiroshima. I went from one extreme in Korea to another. Looks like I'll be doing a bit of shopping in the … [Read More...]

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How to Quit Your Job and Teach Abroad…Without Regrets

Teaching English abroad is a great opportunity in many ways.  If you're an aspiring teacher it is invaluable experience that will shine brightly on your resume for future job prospects.  It's also a great way to travel while working.  A win-win situation. … [Read More...]

5 Reasons I Chose to Live in Korea Over Japan

I'm back in Korea. For this, my second tour, I decided to go for the big city and make Seoul my new home. It was a hard decision for me because I had made Busan my home for 4½ years and my friends and memories were there. It was also difficult because prior … [Read More...]

How Do You Hear God’s Voice?

Dear, Francolevi, I don’t know who you are, but thank you for sharing your rendition of my story so accurately. I wish I could convey the chest punch I received tonight as I read through your post. Your timing is uncanny as I am indeed at a new crossroad in … [Read More...]

7 Korean Street Foods in Seoul

Street food is synonymous with Korean culture. As you're on the go, Korean street food is so quick, convenient, and delicious. It's a defining element of Korea and if you are planning a visit you should definitely have a few brave moments where you stop at … [Read More...]