Friday, May 25, 2007

Buddha's Birthday

Thursday was a national holiday in Korea for Buddha's Birthday, so on our half day on Wednesday we went down south to a temple and had a nice seafood meal in Seogwipo.

I think most of the literature on Korea that I read before I came here said that nowadays the majority of Koreans are Christians, but Michelle insisted that the majority are Buddhist. I can't tell you exactly, but there's certainly plenty of both.


  1. Hi Dan,

    I really enjoyed reading all your blogs from Jeju Island. My friend Dave (Canada) recommended reading another blog linked to yours (Aaron's) and I found your site. I am teaching for YBM in Seoul and have 6 months remaining to complete this contract. My wife is Korean and we teach together. We want to live/work in Jeju, and essentially want to find reliable schools to apply to. If you can help us, that would be awesome! If you know friend's that are happy at their jobs that could direct us that would be cool too! I am from Ontario, Canada myself and have ESL experience in Korea, China, and a short stint in Mexico, BA, TESOL (way back in 1997) and recently pre-med in Michigan. We needed money and came back ^^++. Hope you can help, thanks for sharing your blog, very cool! I also motorcycle (not currently) and would like to buy a bike once we move down there...Take Care & GodBless.. Brian

  2. Hi Brian! Good to hear from you!

    I honestly haven't spent much time searching for or remembering good schools since I enjoy my job and school. Everyone here seems to have at least a decent school. However, there's been some recent posts on rhymeswithjeju (yahoo groups) about a couple of bad schools.

    Jeju is a great place to live. I haven't really been to the mainland so I can't really compare it, but everyone says its a little slower pace and cleaner.

    Good Luck!

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