Tag Archives: Daegu

Return to the United States

A little more than a year ago I left behind my family, my friends and my job in Reno.  I did this because Chungdahm April Language Academy offered me work teaching English in Korea.  Here’s what happened. Return to the United States “그레하운드 장류정에 가야 해요.” I was standing at the airport in San Francisco […]

People and Fun and Funny People

I lived in Daegu for my year of teaching. I started out knowing exactly zero people and finished the year with more friends than I could make time to hang out with, which brings me to another observation on Korea. If you can’t make friends there you either stink to high hell, look like a […]

Things to Fear and Things to Ignore, Korean-style

A good rule of thumb for Korea is to assume that half of what you see will be very familiar and half will look like something invented by Martians.  You can find multitudes of Martian-like behaviors by examining the things Koreans fear and the things they couldn’t care less about. Koreans do not like infectious […]