Free Time
Date 2020-02-17 Viewed

There’s lots to keep you occupied in Korea. For the more active there’s hiking on beautiful mountains or playing sports. After being hosts to the World Cup in 2002, football/soccer is very popular in Korea. Basketball and baseball are also popular. Use Facebook to research ‘foreigner’ teams and leagues in your town or city. The Korean Foreigner Football League includes teams from Daegu, Busan, Daejeon and Pohang.

Many foreigners take up a martial art. Tae-Kwon-Do is Korea’s national sport and if you work hard enough you can have a black belt within a year. There are sports centres, pool halls and swimming pools all over Korea. Sightseeing trips to some of the majestic Buddhist temples, national parks and coastlines are a must. You may even fancy a trip to one of Korea’s islands or to the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea.

For the less energetic there are many cinemas with movies in English (with Korean subtitles). Video and DVD rental stores are on almost every street corner. Video and DVD rooms are also commonplace. These are private rooms you can go to with friends to watch a movie. For the more social there are numerous bars, soju tents and some good dance clubs. Korean karaoke rooms (norebang) are usually feared by the ‘newbie teacher’ however, inevitably after some time (and probably some soju) norebang will become your favourite pastime.

For the most up-to-date information on the best places to hang out ask other foreigners who have been in your town or city for some time.

Check out The Korean Herald to find out ‘What’s On.’

Adventure Korea is a travel club which organises trips and events throughout the year. Trips include snow and mud festivals, skiing, snowboarding and ice fishing, trips to the DMZ, beach and island trips and much more. Joining adventure Korea is a great way to make new friends, explore Korea and have a lot of fun.