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Jo's Korean and Other Crazy Adventures Jo is coming back to teach in China for a second year that is sure to be filled with new crazy adventures!

Trip: Back to Korea

There are [57] stories from my trip: Back to Korea

Good-Bye Korea ~ An End to a Four Year Affair

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | Views [913]

So much has happened in these last few months. I had signed a contract to go to China and would have been on my way there in a few days, but I changed my mind. I got sick these last few months and after a lot of stressing and decision making - I decided ... Read more >

Advice for Newbies coming to Korea

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | Views [2870] | Comments [1]

  Are you ready? It is hard to believe that in August, lt'll be almost four years that I have taught in the 'Land of the Morning Calm'. Not four years consecutively mind you. I first started teaching in a private 'hakwon' in 2005. Now eight years ... Read more >

Tags: advice, culture, psychology

China - Me in a Communist Country?

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | Views [721]

Yes, you read right! I have accepted a teaching position in China for September 2013. I am a bit stunned myself. The contract looks very good and I am working for a Canadian company, but working at a Chinese middle school. I couldn't pass up teaching ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, risk

Photos: Japanese Fortress Wall

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

Saesangpo near Jinha Beach
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Spring at Last

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 27 Apr 2013 | Views [957]

  I once wrote a poem called 'Spring', which I totally forget at the moment. I left all my poetry in a binder in the basement of my father's house. Maybe it's time to write another one. Spring has finally hit South Korea. I had the chance ... Read more >

Tags: birthdays, change, meaning of life

Photos: Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Jeongwol Daeboreum Fire Festival in Busan

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | Views [2302] | Comments [1]

On the day of the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, a fire festival is held in cities throughout Korea. This was the first fire festival I have ever attended in my 3+ years in Korea which is a shame. I recently went to check out the fire festival ... Read more >

The Last Four Months Condensed

SOUTH KOREA | Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | Views [609]

Where did 2012 go? I can't believe we are already in 2013. I have been the worst person for not writing about my adventures in the last four months. I had a rough start getting sick the first few months or more. I thought I would never get better. I ... Read more >

My Three Week Whirlwind

SOUTH KOREA | Sunday, 9 Sep 2012 | Views [1089]

I can't believe it! Three weeks have already flown by. So much has happened in the last three weeks since I arrived back in Korea. I decided to return to Korea for the fourth time. After realizing that I was going nowhere in Canada and with no full-... Read more >

Random Musings of an Adventure Junkie

CANADA | Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | Views [565]

I don't even know where to begin with this one. I can hardly believe it myself that I'm about to embark on another adventure after being jerked around in the middle east a few years ago. I came back pretty unsure about believing what people say, especially ... Read more >

Third Time's A Charm?

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | Views [1640] | Comments [1]

After being away from Seoul, Korea for six months, I decided to bite the bullet and come back to 'Korea Sparkling,' and 'Land of the Morning Calm.' I decided that being offered more money and more holidays, plus getting a chance to see all the great ... Read more >

Tags: culture, outlook, philosophy

Busan Christmas trip with Soo-yeon

SOUTH KOREA | Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [2143]

From December 21st to 24th, My best Korean friend and I took the bullet train down to Busan. Busan is Korea's second largest city, and it has the second biggest seaport. Busan sits on the southern coast of Korea. I had been wanting to visit Busan for ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, beaches

Jeju Island and Jen's Visit

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 | Views [10647] | Comments [2]

My time in 'The Land of the Morning Calm' is coming to a sad end. In a few weeks, I'll be on my way to Thailand for a week vacation, then I'm off to teach English in Cambodia for three months. I want to backtrack right now because I have done so much ... Read more >

Tags: the great outdoors

B-Boy Korea - Bust a Move!

SOUTH KOREA | Saturday, 4 Aug 2007 | Views [6770] | Comments [3] | Video

  ^^The youtube video is from Planet B-boy. It is break dancing between North and South Korea soldiers at the DMZ (demilitarized zone) border. It is a must see. Phat stuff! Dope music and break dancing.  A B-boy is ... Read more >

Tags: i should have known better!

Boryeong Mud Festival 2007 - Let's Get Dirty!

SOUTH KOREA | Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | Views [6384] | Comments [6]

"Let's get dirty," was my theme for this past weekend, where I visited the 10th anniversary, of the Boryeong Mud Festival. I went with  the "Adventure Korea" tour group, to Daechon Beach, which is two hours south west of Seoul, ... Read more >

Tags: beaches & sunshine

"How can a Fish Survive without Water?" ~Templestay Weekend

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | Views [3391] | Comments [1]

"How can a fish survive without water?," was what we were asked to meditate on by our host monk, during our 20 minute sitting meditation. I went on another 'Adventure Korea' trip, but this time I went on a Templestay weekend to Naesosa Temple, ... Read more >

Tags: adventures

Canada Day in Korea ~ Woodstock style

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | Views [1794]

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea, held a Canadian Day event at Nanji campground in Sunday, July 1st. I had missed this event last year, and was determined to check it out this year. Am I ever glad that I did. The weather was horrible. It had ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Gallery: Bungee/rafting adventure

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 29 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery

Went bungee jumping/rafting in Gyeonggi province
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What a Rush!

SOUTH KOREA | Monday, 25 Jun 2007 | Views [3895] | Comments [1]

I DID IT! On Sunday, I had the chance to go bungee jumping. I went on a day trip adventure with the group called, 'Adventure Korea.' There was a mix of 28 people both Korean and foreigner, who went on this amazing rafting/bungee trip. We spent the ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline

Small Improvements count

SOUTH KOREA | Friday, 22 Jun 2007 | Views [2051] | Comments [1]

What a week! This past week I have been giving conversation tests to each student one-on-one. I am testing their knowledge of the lessons we have covered thus far. I was very happy to see that they have improved since the first time I interviewed them ... Read more >

Tags: work

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