Winter Vacation Part 7 – Bali

For those following along at home, Nicole and I visited Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore before moving on to beautiful Bali. Nicole found an awesome travel deal for a resort in Bali. For around $400 we got a week's stay, a deluxe room with a hot tub on the balcony, free dinner one night, … Continue reading Winter Vacation Part 7 – Bali

Winter Vacation Part 6 – Singapore

Nicole and I never really added Singapore to our list. We always considered it a nice place to visit, but pretty far down our list. However, the cheapest way to get from Hong Kong to Bali, our next destination, was to fly through Singapore. So we figured, why not? Our stay in Singapore was short … Continue reading Winter Vacation Part 6 – Singapore

Winter Vacation Part 5 – Hong Kong

Hong Kong, what an experience. We landed at the airport around noon and took an awesome double-decker bus into the city. Coming from the snowy land of Japan to Hong Kong was quite a shock. Tokyo was very cold and clean while Hong Kong was warm and dirty. I got some fantastic pictures in Osaka and … Continue reading Winter Vacation Part 5 – Hong Kong

Winter Vacation Part 4 – The End of Tokyo

The Tokyo posts ended up running a bit long so I split them up. The first two parts are here. Tokyo 1 and Tokyo 2. Also, Nicole bought me a GoPro video camera and I made a video of our trip to Tokyo. Check it out! Our Sixth Day in Tokyo - Hakone Our time in Japan … Continue reading Winter Vacation Part 4 – The End of Tokyo

Winter Vacation Part 2 – Tokyo, Japan

Nicole and I spent the last few days in Osaka winning Pachinko games and seeing temples in Osaka. However, now it was on to Tokyo. For both Nicole and I, we'd always dreamed of visiting Tokyo. It's considered one of the largest cities in the world, but outside of Shibuya it never really felt like it. … Continue reading Winter Vacation Part 2 – Tokyo, Japan

Winter Vacation Part 1 – Osaka

As part of our teaching contract, Nicole and I get 3-4 weeks off for Winter Vacation. This year our vacation was January 24th to February 22nd. We visited Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, and Kuala Lumpur. Here's the first entry, on Osaka. I should also mention, my amazing girlfriend, Nicole, bought me a GoPro … Continue reading Winter Vacation Part 1 – Osaka

Trick or Treating in Holiday Camp

Winter Camp at Gwangyang English Town

It's winter and that means one thing...winter camp. Public school teachers often have several weeks off from classes during the winter. These breaks are divided into vacation time and winter camp time. Nicole and I have 4 weeks of vacation starting at the end of January. However, before sweet sweet vacation we have 3 weeks … Continue reading Winter Camp at Gwangyang English Town

A Day in the Life: Gwangyang English Town

Last year I wrote a blog post about my life working, teaching, and living in Gwangju, South Korea. I taught in a Hagwon, an after school English academy. My hours were 1-10 and I taught small classes of very gifted students. If you're interested in more information, I encourage you to read "A Day in … Continue reading A Day in the Life: Gwangyang English Town

Some of the Gwangyang Group

Gwangyang, South Korea

This year, Nicole and I are teaching in public school in a small town in South Korea. Our town is called Gwangyang. It's in the Jeollanamdo province. The province is in the Southwest corner of South Korea. We live on the Eastern border of the province. It's divided, by mountain, into two districts Dong Gwangyang and Gwangyang-Eup. I … Continue reading Gwangyang, South Korea