The Expat Lounge's list of Recommended English Teacher Recruiters for South Korea. Editor's Note: This post was originally posted on September 6th, 2014 and has been revamped and updated for 2018! In addition to being editor of The Expat Lounge, Anthony is the Senior Transition Expert at The Arrival Store, in which role he's fortunate [...]
Here are 15 of the most important Korean phrases your phrasebook probably doesn't mention until after that section on fractions. You can apply these magical words in a hundred different situations. Having lived in both Masan and Seoul, Anthony is a master at Korean charades, and finds that having a few select phrases up your [...]
Due to strict ID requirements, getting connected to the Internet when you first arrive in Korea can be difficult, and the Internet services you're used to may not be available. Anthony spent three years living and working in Korea, and is now the Senior Transition Expert at The Arrival Store. In that position he's fielded [...]

Cherry blossoms in Korea are every bit as beautiful as those in Japan, and not going to see them when you have the chance would be a huge mistake; read on to find out when and where you can view them at their most magnificent. Anthony counts himself fortunate to have seen the cherry blossoms fall on […]

Korean Express Buses (고속) are by far the most effective way to get around the country. Here we’ll show you how to make a reservation online, using the Korean-language only website. For three years Anthony has traveled Korea – largely by express bus, though also by planes, trains, and automobiles. He likes the express bus […]

Finding Christmas dinner in Korea is nearly impossible, so here are some recipes and tips to help you prepare your own - despite that tiny apartment. A three-year veteran of Korea, Anthony has twice hosted full-out Christmas dinners in tiny spaces. Last year saw 12 people feasting on roast pork, chicken, and potatoes, apple sauce, [...]

If you’re looking for a quick bite – or a taste of local flavor – Korean street food is tasty, cheap- and often weird. Here’s our guide to what’s in it, how to order it, and whether you should. Always keen to try new food and new flavors, Anthony loves Korean street food. After three […]

In this week’s post, I interviewed Bak Hyeonseon, or as she prefers to be called, Sunny Park. An elementary school teacher and Korean native, Sunny is here to give us a Korean perspective on coteaching and the NSET-coteacher relationship. Anthony taught with Sunny for six months and thinks she’s just swell. When not editing his […]

Visiting a Korean jjimjilbang (or public bath) is one of those obligatory experiences that no one should avoid merely out of “dignity” or “shyness.” Your first visit can be confusing, so we’ve put together the how-to you’ll need to act like a natural when going au naturel. Anthony loves a good soak in the Mokyoktang, […]

It’s easy to travel in Korea – once you know how. Here we give you the essential resources (and some insider tips) to plan and execute your weekend adventures. After years of weekend trips to distant temples, hot springs, and cultural festivals, Anthony still hasn’t seen most of what Korea has to offer. He loves […]