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Jangheung Water Festival
Location : 21, Jangheung-ro, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do, Requblic of Korea Period : 2019.07.26(Fri)~2019.08.01(Thur)
[Gwangyang] Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival
Location : 55, Jimak 1-gil, Gwangyang-si, Jeollanam-do Period : 2019.03.08.~2019.03.17
[Jeju] Top 5 Picture Spots In Jeju
-Shiny Forest Path Location : 719-10, Gyorae-ri, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do -Wollyeong Cactus Village Location : 416, Wolryeong-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do -Yumin Art Museum Location : 21, Goseong-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do -Dolhareubang Park Location : 70, Bukchonseo 1-gil, Jocheon-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do -Hueree Natural Park Location : 256, Sillyedong-ro, Namwon-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do Opening hour : 09:00~18:00 Phone : 064-732-2114
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[Seoul] Cafe Sayoo
Cafe Sayoo Location : 5, Itaewon-ro 54-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul Opening hour : 11:00~22:00/23:00(Fri, Sat) Phone Number : 02-2289-9050
[Seoul] Seoul Top 4 Buffets
# Restaurant La Seine Location : 30, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul Opening hour : 06:00~22:00 Phone Number : 02-317-7171 # The Market Kitchen Location : 97, Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul Opening hour : 12:00~22:00 Closed on Monday Phone Number : 02-6388-5500 # Aria Buffet Location : 106, Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul Opening hour : 07:00~22:00 Phone Number : 02-317-0357 # The Garden Kitchen Location : 6, Gangnam-daero 107-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul Opening hour : 11:30~22:00 Phone Number : 02-6710-1133
[Incheon] Incheon Top 5 Green Tea Desserts Cafe
1, Daily Oasis Location : 5, Techno park-ro 111beon-gil, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon Opening hour : 11:00~21:00 Phone Number : 010-3715-4435 Urban Trees Location : 221, Hogupo-ro, Namdong-gu, Incheon Opening hour : 12:00~22:00 Closed on Monday Phone Number : 070-8841-5243 Territori Location : 5, Gyeongwon-daero 628beon-gil, Michuhol-gu, Incheon Opening hour : 12:00~22:00 Closed on Tuesday Phone Number : 070-7778-4232 Sso and Sso Market Location : 23, Jubuto-ro 151beon-gil, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon Opening hour : 11:00~21:00 Phone Number : 010-2978-1612 Moni Moni Location : 7-11, Gilju-ro 585beon-gil, Bupyeong-gu, Incheon Opening hour : 10:30~21:30 Closed on Sunday Phone Number : 032-216-9121
[Busan] Busan Top 5 Restaurants
1. 1. Busan Samgyeopsal Location : 14, Nakdong-daero 535beon-gil, Saha-gu, Busan Opening hour : 17:00~03:00 Phone Number : 051-908-5333 2. Songdo 1913 Location : 11, Deungdae-ro, Seo-gu, Busan Opening hour : 16:00~02:00 Phone Number : 051-242-19143 3. Asoko Location : 6, Seojeon-ro 46beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan Opening hour : 11:30~22:00 Phone Number : 051-808-9399 4. 27 Location : 11, Dongcheon-ro 95beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan Opening hour : 17:00~06:00 Phone Number : 010-3691-3870 5. El Move Location : 47, Jungang-daero 680beonga-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan Opening hour : 18:00~03:00 Phone Number : 051-804-0002
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Following are some driving tips to help you with your driving in Korea. This list should be read along with the Traffic Rules page in this section. See liability info page. If you look in the rearview or side mirror and see a police car with its lights flashing, stay calm. It just means that the car and the officers are on duty. It does not mean you have to pull over. Traffic etiquette is often based on the ‘might is right’ philosophy, which means that buses and expensive cars sometimes disregard traffic rules and even ‘bully’ smaller or less expensive cars. After driving for a while in Korea, one learns that, while not mean or rude, some drivers appear oblivious of others when they want to change lanes, turn, etc. They seem to feel that the space on either side of their vehicle belongs to them and to believe that there is no one behind them. (Many people drive in a way that resembles how they walk.) Koreans are generally in a hurry and it shows in the driving. It is not unusual for a driver behind a car stopped at a red light or at a pedestrian crossing to toot her/his horn impatiently to ‘encourage’ that car to get going regardless of pedestrians or the light. (As cameras have become omnipresent this tendency has decreased in recent years.) Pedestrian walkways are usually placed a little ways back from the light, so drivers, in an attempt to gain a fraction of second, will run through the walkway, even if pedestrian have started across, to be on the traffic light side of the crossing. Buses are frequently guilty of this as well and consequently often end up blocking part, if not all, of the pedestrian walkway - this, so that they don't get delayed by pedestrians who have not finished crossing once the light turns green. It is not unusual for motorcycles to drive on the sidewalk as if they were on the road – sometimes more recklessly even since they are in no danger from cars. This is against the law but there is little or no enforcement of the regulation. The number of cyclists is growing in Korea which has meant an increase in bicycles on the sidewalk, an additional challenge for pedestrians. Although you won’t have traffic cops chasing you, there are cameras all over to catch traffic and parking offenders. The police regularly set up speed ‘traps’ and alcohol checkpoints. These are sometimes regular locations, but others are not. The latter are sometimes announced on Korean radio, but not always, and rarely, if ever, in English. Police conduct alcohol level tests pretty frequently. Sometimes the locations are posted in newspapers (Korean) or announced on the radio, etc. while others are set up on a regular schedule. However, more and more sites are not announced and in varied locations at differing times. When you come to one, here's what you do: When you reach the officer, stop, roll down the window and quickly breathe into the breathalyzer – it takes only a second...if you pass the test.
Teaching Job Options
There are a number of different teaching possibilities in Korea. Following is a list and short description of the organisations that most often employ language instructors – hagwons, universities, university-owned language institutes, public schools, in-house corporate programs, as well as various other government or private institutions. Hagwons These private (for-profit) language institutes can be found in almost every area of the peninsula. Some are branches or franchises of well-known companies, while others are small-scale, and in some cases, get-rich-quick initiatives, that may not be long-lived. Some of these may open the doors of their beautifully decorated office/classrooms, hire foreign teacher(s), advertise for students, offer classes for a while, and then shut down. The better hagwons will provide housing for their foreign instructors, will offer them contracts with clear language that spell out benefits and expectations in detail and ensure that all immigrations requirements have been met before work begins. The typical full- time employee can be expected to work 20 to 30 hours a week. The majority of classes are conducted in the early morning and the evening. Students can range in age from pre-school age to elementary/middle/high school students to university students to adults, including business people, home-makers, and seniors. University Departments University classes tend to be large (sometimes 100 students) especially those taken by first year students to meet the basic foreign language requirements. Most instructors teach between 10 and 15 hours a week. Some universities provide housing – often in a dorm-like environment or designated units on campus – while others may provide only a housing allowance. In the latter instances, they should also be provided enough money for the ‘deposit’. Most universities will provide benefits as required by law, however some are less forthcoming. The details of the contract are as important for university positions as they are for hagwons. Normally, university instructors have three to four months paid vacation (winter and summer breaks) a year. However, increasingly they are requiring foreign language instructors to teach winter or summer session classes/camps. The majority of university instructors have graduate degrees. Language Institutes Affiliated with Universities Many universities operate their own language institutes. Some of their students are also enrolled in the university, but the majority of them are businesspeople. Instructors here also tend to have at least a Master’s Degree, usually in TESOL. Universities outside Seoul and in the more isolated areas often provide better housing, working conditions and salaries. Corporate In-House Language Programs Many Korean conglomerates offer their staff in-house language training. Instructors in these programs may be expected to teach more than 30 hours a week, with schedules that range from early morning to late at night. Housing may be provided, usually on-site or requiring a long commute Teaching English Part-Time Many full-time instructors also teach part-time, either privately or at a second institution. Private instruction is illegal. Part-time employment at a second institution is illegal as well, unless permission is granted by the sponsoring institution and Korean immigration authorities. You are obliged by law to pay taxes on all income earned. If you fail to do so and get caught and fined, you will not be able to leave Korea until you have paid the required amount. If you do not have sufficient funds, immigration authorities will insist that you arrange for money to be sent from your home country. When considering part-time employment, make sure you know the law and understand that you are taking a serious risk if you teach private lessons.
Tourism Help Line - 1330
Need travel/tourist information? Call area code + 1330. When you need English assistance or travel information, just dial 1330, and a bilingual operator will offer you detailed information on tourist sites, transportation, restaurants, etc. The service is available 24/7. If the information you need is for an area outside Seoul, just enter the area code of that region and then press 1330. Some of the regional offices close after business hours, but no worries, your call will automatically transfer to the 1330 line in Seoul. Note: Calls made to 1330 are charged at the local call rate even if they are from a cell phone (which charge long distance call rates). From outside Korean: You don’t have to be in Korea to contact the Travel Help Line. If you’re abroad, just press 82+ area code + 1330 or you can SKYPE. Korean Area Codes (note: when calling from abroad, drop the (0) Area Seoul Gyeonggi Incheon Gangwon Chungnam Daejeon Chungbuk Busan Number (0)2 (0)31 (0)32 (0)33 (0)41 (0)42 (0)43 (0) 51 Area Ulsan Daegu Gyeongbuk Gyeongnam Jeonnam Gwangju Jeonbuk Jeju Number (0)52 (0)53 (0)54 (0)55 (0)61 (0)62 (0)63
Bank Checks as Cash
Contrary to the definition some of us have of a cheque - a bit of paper on which is printed our bank account number and which we use to pass money from our bank account to another person and/or to pay our bills, in Korea, such transactions are done through a direct bank transfer. In Korea, a check is paper, yes. But it’s one on which an amount of money is printed. The standard amount on a cheque is W100,000, but you can request them from a teller in any amount you wish. Those you get from the ATM are for a fixed value of W100,000. Because the largest paper money denomination in Korea is W50,000, cheques are a convenient way of carrying 'cash'. Same as cash but with some differences - We are told that checks are just like cash and up to a point, that’s true. However, there are some important differences: 1. If you try to cash your check at a bank other than the issuing bank, you may have to pay a small service fee of about 1-2,000 Won for a W100,000 check. Some merchants may also charge this service fee, especially if the check was issued by a bank in another city. 2. While the cheque is generally 'cashed' right away when presented at a bank that is the same as the issuing bank (issued by KEB and presented for cash at a KEB branch) there may be a delay of up to 2 days before it can be honoured. if presented at another bank (issued by KEB and presented at Kookmin). 3. If you deposit a check from another bank into to your bank account the fee may be waived but there will still be a delay before it is honoured. However, if your bank account is the same as the issuing bank, there is often no delay. 4. When using the check to make a purchase or when cashing it at a store, you will likely be asked to write your name, telephone number and maybe your address and/or registration number on the back. 5. Even if you’re depositing checks in your account, the teller may ask for your passport or alien registration card as proof of identity. 6. Note also, that the ATM’s in some banks do not offer the option of depositing cheques if you’re conducting the transaction in English - the assumption being that non-Korean speakers are all tourists and as such don’t need to have access to many of the functions that are available for Korean-speakers, depositing checks being one of them. In large cities this is not as common an occurence as it once was, but it may still happen in areas where foreigners are still a rarity. If you want the money quickly, make sure none of the checks are larger than W100,000 and use them to purchase goods or go to a store/restaurant where you are known. If it’s a large amount and you can wait 24 hours, just go ahead and accept one ‘big’ check and deposit it to your account. Checks are a great convenience as long as you are aware of the rules. They may also be safer than flashing a lot of cash. To reduce the possibility of forged checks, banks began printing with a special ink in December 2013. This is just one of the new design modifications that allow the bank to more easily identify and/or track falsified checks.
Native Instructor, Provincial Institute
Competitive position, high salary, great working conditions. Must be native English speaker from country eligible for E2 visa. Preference for female applicant with elementary experience. Details: Native English Speaking Instructor The Instructor will assist the 8 other Native Instructors with camps (Mon-Wed) and conduct reading programs for elementary students from Thursday to Friday. The Instructor will be required to support staff with other programs, activities and events. Where: Jeollanamdo International Education Institute (JIEI), Dolsan Island, Yeosu Map Link Established in March 2018, JIEI is a modern facility and the center for international education in Jeollanamdo. The center is located on beautiful Dolsan Island, part of Yeosu City. Start Date: As soon as possible Hours: Monday to Friday 9-6 (1 hour unpaid lunch) Instructor will be required to work overtime approximately 1 day a week at a rate of 30,000/hour Salary: Competitive salary starting at 2,700,000 KRW /month plus benefits Benefits: Health Insurance, Pension, Severance, Housing (Allowance), Flight Allowance, Qualifications: Must be a native English speaker who meets the minimum national requirements for an E2 visa. (Apostilled university degree, criminal records check, references) Additional Details: Preference will be given to those who currently are or have worked for the JLP program in the past. A TESOL or teaching related degree are preferred, but not a requirement. The reading programs will be with young students so some Korean proficiency will be an asset. To apply: Contact Chris Devison. Contact details below. Jeollanamdo International edcuation Institute 33 Gangnamro, Dolsaneup Yeosu, Jeollanamdo 061-640-3322 | firstname.lastname@example.org | https://jiei.da.jne.kr/
Competitive Position, Yeosu
NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKING INSTRUCTOR The Instructor will assist the 8 other Native Instructors with camps (Mon-Wed) and conduct reading programs for elementary students from Thursday to Friday. The Instructor will be required to support staff with other programs, activities and events. Where: Jeollanamdo International Education Institute (JIEI), Dolsan Island, Yeosu Map Link Established in March 2018, JIEI is a modern facility and the center for international education in Jeollanamdo. The center is located on beautiful Dolsan Island, part of Yeosu City. Start Date: As soon as possible Hours: Monday to Friday 9-6 (1 hour unpaid lunch) Instructor will be required to work overtime approximately 1 day a week at a rate of 30,000/hour Salary: Competitive salary starting at 2,700,000 KRW /month plus benefits Benefits: Health Insurance, Pension, Severance, Housing (Allowance), Flight Allowance, Qualifications: Must be a native English speaker who meets the minimum national requirements for an E2 visa. (Apostilled university degree, criminal records check, references) Additional Details: Preference will be given to those who currently are or have worked for the JLP program in the past. A TESOL or teaching related degree are preferred, but not a requirement. The reading programs will be with young students so some Korean proficiency will be an asset. To apply: Contact Chris Devison. JEOLLANAMDO INTERNATIONAL EDCUATION INSTITUTE 33 Gangnamro, Dolsaneup Yeosu, Jeollanamdo 061-640-3322 | email@example.com | https://jiei.da.jne.kr/
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BORYEONG MUD FESTIVAL 2019
As our summer gets filled with lots of outdoor activities, let's not forget about the "22nd Boryeong Mud Festival". One of the most popular events this summer where people can enjoy a weekend of dance parties, fireworks and MUD!!! Join Butlerskorea as we go on a day trip to Boryeong for the MudFest to explore the fun and excitement it has to offer. Exciting activities include mud games, mud obstacle marathons, mud slides, mud kids land, massages and baths. (According to the organizers of the festival, the mud has a curing and cosmetic values so the mud spread is good for health as well as for the soul.) Night time has an Air-force concert, fireworks, Kpop acts and a whole lot more. (Not really a fan, but there were KPOP artists last year!) There will be public showers around the area so we there won't be any trouble if you decide to take part in the mud events. Registration is now open so start signing up and invite your friends! (WE NEED min 20 PEOPLE TO MAKE THIS TRIP POSSIBLE). Just send us a pm or you can contact our event manager Baha for further details. Thank you and see you soon! ▶▶▶ Application : https://forms.gle/8wTCC9bRkp91AmEUA ◀◀◀ As soon as you make a payment ,your seat will automatically be confirmed. ★ DEPARTURE LOCATION AND TIME Time: Meet 9:20 A.M., depart 9:30 A.M. Place: Gwangju U-Square (right across U-Square bus terminal) ★ Price : 55.000 KRW This trip includes: ★ Round trip chartered bus ★ Entrance ticket ★ Free pass for all activities ★ English speaking tour staff Date please choose either day to register July 20th Saturday July 27th Saturday If you have any questions or problems, please contact our tour manager +8210-5659-2447 Baha /바하
Jindo Sea parting Festival
It's that time of the year again folks! The annual sea-parting miracle is happening again this March. Butlers Korea and Waygook Chingu are planning an overnight to witness it. ★ Application: http://naver.me/GXNJF128 Butlers Korea and Waygook Chingu, we are one of the main organizers for this event so trust in the ones who will give you the max fun on this trip! Once a year, the sea located in Jindo Jeolla-namdo mysteriously parts for almost an hour and visitors can actually walk through it going to the other island close by. They said the annual phenomenon is due to the difference of the high and low tides thus creating an almost 3 kilometers road. Not only will you witness this miracle, but there are also other fun activities in the whole vicinity for locals and foreigners! Butlers Korea ran the same trip last year and it was a success! Come and join us again this year! Here is the list of activities on the island. [Main Programs] - The sea road beacon light parade (sea road walking) / 05:00 ~ 07:00 - Miracle laser multimedia show / 19:30 ~ 20:00 / Statue of Grandmother Ppong - EDM all night stand show / 20:00 ~ 23:00 / Global zone * Foreigner Bands - The Bump City Band & TBA * Korean K pop dancers * Korean DJ * DJ TBA [Experience Programs] - Global Zone talent show contest / 13:00 ~ 14:00 / Global zone Main stage - Makgeolli drinking contest / 14:00 ~ 14:30 / Global zone Main stage - Korean Wrestling experience / 15:00 ~ 16:00 / Global zone - Color powder event / 16:30 ~ 17:00 / Gagye beach * must wear a white T-shirt to participate * Bring your own white t-shirt (get 2 color powder bags) * T-shirts purchased there 7,000 won (get 5 color powder bags) - Answer 'The Miracle of Moses' Flash Mob / 17:00 ~ 17:30 / Global zone * put on Toga's and then participate in the Toga Flash Mob dance [Other Events] - Travel Jindo Experience (Learning Jindo Arirang, Gukak, and Poetry Paintings) at Gagye hands-on experience booths - Jindo Hongju Experience (Jindo traditional alcohol tasting) - at Gagye hands-on experience booths * Check discussion to see festival images. ※ Tour tip 1. It is a good idea to either bring water shoes with you or purchase the thigh-high gumboots at the festival. Some parts of the path may still be covered in water and there can be large pools that you may step into as you cross. 2. On the way to the accommodation, please buy drinks and snacks. There will be no store around the accommodation. l 3. There are 2 pick-up places. ACC, Gwangju and U-squre. Let us know through an application. The overnight trip will cost 80 bucks which includes: ★ 2-way bus ★ Accommodation ★ Next day breakfast (TBA) ★ Tickets to the festival(5,000won) ★ Torch for an early morning ceremony ★ Great English speaking tour staff **Reservations** - To reserve your spot transfer funds to the account below - Spaces are limited so sign up early to avoid disappointment. Deposit information Acc No: KEB Hana 620-253257-373 Name. Butlers Korea Cancellation policy Cancel 1 month before – 100% Refund Cancel 2 weeks before – 50% Refund Cancel 1 week less – No Refund Itinerary of Jindo Sea-Parting Festival March 22nd. Friday – Day 1 20:30 -Pick up ACC, Gwangju 21:00 – Pick Up U-square, Gwangju 23:00 – Accommodation March 23rd. Saturday – Day 2 04:30 – Head to the festival for beacon light parade 07:30 – Back to Accommodation 09:00 – Breakfast (egg, toast) 11:00 – Head to Festival 20:30 – Back to Gwangju 22:30 – U-squre, Gwangju 22:40 – Downtwon, Gwangju ★ Application: http://naver.me/GXNJF128
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