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How to File Your Taxes In Ulsan

Posted by on Jul 14, 2019 in | Comments Off on How to File Your Taxes In Ulsan

Taxes are difficult enough in our home countries, but filing them in Korea is something that needs to be done and it is not always easy. If you work at a public school or company they may file your taxes for you. If this is you, you are one of the lucky ones. Foreigners, just like Koreans, are required to submit their tax forms on a yearly basis between Jan. 25 and Feb. 10. The year-end tax settlement is usually around May 31st (at least for 2019). The offices in Ulsan will be set up to make this as simple as possible. However, many foreigners have no idea about when and how to do this. **If you are worried about paying more taxes than you feel that you should, please contact a Korean accountant. The information below is how to SIMPLY file your taxes. This is the BASIC and FREE method and is to be used for those seeking to file their taxes by the end of the month. **Keep in mind that this is the basic method and the people hired will only do the bare minimum and often in Korean. ** If you are seeking an Accountant that speaks English and can do a deep dive into your accounts, please search the...

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How to Use Kakao Maps in English

Posted by on Jun 9, 2019 in | Comments Off on How to Use Kakao Maps in English

  Kakao Maps and almost all of the apps in the Kakao family now can be switched to support the English language. However, they all still default to Korean. In this video, I will show you how to change the app into English and also use the navigation feature. Take a look at how to change it to English in the video below:  Kakao Maps and even Naver Maps are so much more useful in Korea than google maps. Almost the entire country of Korea uses a kakao app of some sort. Thus, they are familiar with the interface and being that the app is Korean, the addresses will also appear more naturally than google maps. Kakao recently acquired Daum’s web-based map as well (click here for the link). It is not yet in English but it is equally useful for finding places and information. Kakao Maps also is an excellent navigation tool that gives a multitude of information from your typical car navigation functions to bus, bike and walking navigation. This makes it an incredibly important app for getting around Korea. It also has subway maps and quick shortcuts to Kakao Taxi as well. With so much information, you should never have to use google maps until you leave Korea. The reason...

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Fine Dust in Ulsan: A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Pollution

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in | Comments Off on Fine Dust in Ulsan: A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Pollution

  Let’s face it, Ulsan has never been known as the cleanest city in Korea. Fact is that it has always been known as one of the richest, thanks to the many industries and factories that call this city home and because of that, it is also known as one of the more polluted. It has been stated that residents of Ulsan have a shorter lifespan than those living in other parts of Korea. However, recently the pollution all...

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Ulsan Family Loses Everything

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in | Comments Off on Ulsan Family Loses Everything

Local UK expat Peter Muffet, his Korean wife Mia and their 2 children (ages 1 and 8) are dealing with the most unimaginable tragedy that unfolded on February 12th. Their family home was engulfed in flames for nearly an hour which destroyed everything they own. There are no words to express the shock and sorrow their family is feeling. Mia and the children were unharmed however Peter sustained significant burns covering nearly half of his lower body and a...

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Korail Talk: An Essential App for Traveling in Korea

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019 in | Comments Off on Korail Talk: An Essential App for Traveling in Korea

  For many years people have relied on this site for a lot of their travel information. Bus and train times in particular, continue to be a top search term despite being kind of outdated. One of the reasons that I have not included a detailed schedule of the KTX train and whatnot is simply because the Korail app and site do the job much better. Also why add the extra step to complicate the process? I prefer the...

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ReLEx Smile: The Future of Laser Eye Surgery

Posted by on Jan 26, 2019 in | Comments Off on ReLEx Smile: The Future of Laser Eye Surgery

In 2019 we’re not yet in the business of space exploration or active stem cell therapy, however, we are at the forefront of the exciting and incredibly advanced changes in the field of vision correction. The newest revolutionary technique providing patients a new eyesight in a fast and effective manner, is called the ReLEx SMILE surgery. With the minimally invasive treatment, it is now possible to perform an eye surgery through a keyhole operation, without the need of separating...

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Surviving Christmas in Ulsan

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in | Comments Off on Surviving Christmas in Ulsan

Christmas can be a hard time for us all. Whether this is your first Christmas away from home or your 15th, it can have it’s ups and downs. Recently, Ulsan and surrounding areas have been getting more and more into the Christmas spirit. This makes it a lot easier to get into the spirit of the holidays here. That being said, Christmas (and much of life here in Ulsan) is what you make it. The ingredients are all here...

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BGN Eye Hospital

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in | Comments Off on BGN Eye Hospital

Nowadays modern society is unimaginable without smartphones and computers, and while more and more people find themselves inseparable from them, cases of eye problems are also increasing. Myopia, Astigmatism and Hyperopia at a younger age, and Presbyopia, Cataracts and Glaucoma at an older age create a greater need for professional and affordable eye treatment. BGN Eye Hospital is a general eye hospital that provides all kinds of ophthalmological treatment including LASIK&LASEK Laser vision correction, ICL surgeries, cataract surgeries, presbyopia...

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The Ulsan Metropolitan Library

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in | Comments Off on The Ulsan Metropolitan Library

April 2018 The Ulsan Metropolitan Library recently opened it’s doors near Samsandong. This modern library is a great addition to Ulsan and an extremely functional space for the public. What makes this library great is the fact that they made great use of the space making something that is enjoyable for all ages with modern up-to-date features. Getting a Library Card In order to take books home, you will need a library card. You can use any computer in...

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How to Renew Your Passport in Ulsan

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in | Comments Off on How to Renew Your Passport in Ulsan

There may come a time when you have to renew your passport. Being in Ulsan, makes this a little more difficult than places like Seoul or even Busan. If you are travelling to countries like China, you will need 6 months or more on your passport to get a visa. Thus, you may find yourself trying to figure out how to renew your passport easily in Ulsan is a must. This will be an ongoing article as we collect...

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