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Attending the 2013 IJF Judo Grand Prix in Jeju, South Korea

Jeju is one of South Korea's prized possessions. The volcanic island is home to many UNESCO heritage sites and is aptly called the "Hawaii of Korea". Being less than an hour flight from Gimhae … [Read more...]

How I Got Scammed in Bangkok, but Came Out Winning

We have all read stories about getting scammed in foreign countries while on vacation. We're also given all the precautions to save us from the embarrassment and loss of a scam. Then, we prepare … [Read more...]

10 Hobbies in Korea for Foreigners

The whole idea of coming to Korea to teach English will turn anyone, regardless of age, into a little kid. The anticipation and excitement of traveling to a foreign land will likely cause many of us … [Read more...]

3 Female Teachers Talk About Dating, Racism, and Safety in Korea

One thing I've learned through blogging and vlogging over the past two years is that there are a lot of questions about life as an expat teaching English in Korea.They are all different and they … [Read more...]

How to Speak English to Korean Students (and Teachers)

Living abroad, and more specifically teaching English in South Korea is all about expansion and improvement. That is, if you want it to be. One thing is for sure for every person who travels abroad to … [Read more...]

The Baby Box – Disabled Orphan Drop Off in South Korea

It's not all exotic food, beautiful temples, and glitzy K-Pop in the ROK. South Korea is no different than any other nation in the world in this way. It's made up of people. The broad spectrum of … [Read more...]

Travel Auteurs Interviews the Red Dragon Diaries on Blog Talk Radio

Recently I was contacted by Rich Gedney of Travel Auteurs on YouTube about a new project of his.  Rich had asked if he could interview me on Blog Talk Radio about my life teaching English in Korea as … [Read more...]

4 Things in Korea I Will Never Get Used To

I've officially entered my third year teaching in South Korea.  I'm settled into my new apartment and have already started teaching at my new elementary school.  It's a challenging and exciting time. … [Read more...]

The Bangkok Experience Part 1: Erawan Museum and Muay Thai Fight Night

Is this touristy?  Well, yes it is!Going to Bangkok, Thailand for vacation showed me a couple things.  First, I really want to travel more.  Second, I really need to travel more.I suppose … [Read more...]

Korean Judo Excellence Begins in School

For the judo lovers out there, you know about South Korea.  Names like Jeon Ki-Young (전기영), Lee Won-Hee (이원희), Wang Ki-Chun (왕기춘), and Kim Jae-Bum (김재범) resound in the judo world as defining … [Read more...]