Sunday, 21 February 2016

Renting in Korea

If you come to Korea as an English teacher, like I did, you will usually be offered housing with your job. You can find a bunch of information about this on the internet. However, instead of providing housing, many schools offer 'housing allowance' as an alternative. This means that they do not provide an apartment for you, but pay you some extra money with your monthly wages, that you can use to pay your own rent.

Personally, after a few years of living in housing provided by my employers, the decision to switch to renting by myself was one of the best decisions I made in Korea!

If you have decided to rent your own place, scroll down for my tips on renting in Seoul.

If you're thinking about renting but not sure, read on ...

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Seoul's Doll Cafes Revisited

I did a post almost a year ago now about some of the doll cafes in Seoul (link here), and I decided to make an updated post after recently revisiting a couple of them.

For anyone interested in BJD (ball joint dolls), the place for you to go is Hongdae (Hongik University area). You can visit the Volks store there, and there are these two great cafes: