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How To Shop Cheaply in Ulsan

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in | Comments Off on How To Shop Cheaply in Ulsan

With the COVID-19 virus causing many schools and places of work to shut down temporarily, this puts many members of our community in a bit of a bind financially. If you are struggling to make ends meet this month or when you first get here, here are some suggestions on places to go where you can find affordable prices.   Daiso This may seem obvious if you have ever spent any time in Korea but Daiso is worthy of a mention due to the fact that they are virtually everywhere now and still are fairly cheap. If you are unfamiliar with Daiso, they are a dollar store of sorts and they have a little bit of everything. This is why they get top billing in this article. From dish soap to camping equipment, you can find it at Daiso. They also have cheap cleaning products, clothes and other miscellaneous goods that you might need. Dish soap can be found for around 1,000 won which is a lot less than what you can get at the local marts. The quality may not be the best but it is cheap and that is the main thing. If you are looking for simple housewares and other bits to fill your house with, then go here. They tend...

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Korean Language Resources

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019 in | Comments Off on Korean Language Resources

Part of living in Korea is actually learning Korean. It’s sound silly to say this but if you talk to a lot of foreigners here, many of us have only a basic grasp of the language despite (in some cases) many years of living in Korea. The problem is largely due to the lack of actual classes. Which is ironic because many of the foreigners are here to teach in language academies. At any rate, there are resources available that make it easier to pick up the language. You just have to put in the time. **Click the title of each topic for a link and for more information** Apps Pretty much when you arrive or shortly thereafter, you will be able to get a smartphone.   Here are a few highly recommended apps to help you get a handle on Korean. Duolingo – This is a great app to use either on mobile or desktop. It is a gamified language learning tool that can be used for many languages, not just Korean. It just lacks a speaking functionality. Memrise – Similar to duolingo, this app helps learners master Korean in a gamified setting. The style is a little different but the premise is the same. The speakers have a bit more of a natural...

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Top Ulsan Instagram Accounts that You Should FOLLOW!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019 in | Comments Off on Top Ulsan Instagram Accounts that You Should FOLLOW!

Ulsan has never really been known as a destination city. Being surrounded by places like Busan and Gyeongju, it has some serious competition. However, there are a number of great instagram accounts that show the amazing things that Ulsan has to offer. Here are a few hand picked accounts that will have you wanting to get out and see the sights! Angela Davis – The K-Food Project Angela has made a name for herself with amazing posts on the...

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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...

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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...

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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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