Greetings everyone, I’m back!
As we all know, 2017 was a roller coaster of emotions, jobs, and income. I changed to a residency visa, had to quit my job suddenly, find a new one, and then take two months off in between….before going back to my old one!
Then I got F visa fever and got 100 jobs and burned myself the fuck out….so bad I couldn’t do a damn thing for this website!
As an after school English teacher, to make it even more exciting, every January/February is filled with doubts and uncertainty about your future. The school you’re with has to re-sign a contract with your company….if you’re lucky. You can be the best teacher around (I had perfect satisfaction surveys for two years), BUT the schools can change their mind for any reason. It’s also typically when you get a new prinicipal, which my school did.
I was toying with the idea of quitting after school teaching, BUT then I got an offer I couldn’t refuse! So now, instead of a 20 minute walk to work…I have to take the subway just five or six stops. Not the end of the world for a commute, about 35-40 mins door to door (15 mins of which is walking to the subway), so it could be worse! And only FOUR classes taught per day!
I was also offered a job at the Korea Tourism Organization, but I decided against that job. It required me to move three hours away by bus (so no commuting), but the job started five days after I was offered it…..and I was NOT ready.
So I’m going to be doing my after school job on weekday afternoons. I’m sticking to doing private classes near my home without any bullshit commuting back and forth ten times a day. I really wanna go back to the old company I used to teach adults, but that won’t start until April. So for now, it’s just me and the after school gig.
Also, if I did the tourism job, I couldn’t do this website and build up my business. And this is what truly makes me happy. So let’s get back into it, shall we?
I decided to start with some very generic tourist information….but it’s stuff I get asked EVERY DAY, a thousand times per year! There’s a lot of information out there, but I want to make it simple. I don’t want to overwhelm with pictures and video….just concise info!
So let’s begin with the FIRST of many tourist tips……..The Neighborhoods of Seoul and how to choose where to stay!