I lived and taught English in South Korea for 18 months, and I absolutely LOVE it there! Seoul is my second home, and it’s always a place that I’ll visit in the future.

Below, you can watch some of my recent trips to Korea on video and Snapchat.

12 Wacky Things About Korean Culture

I love South Korea! This video is looooong overdue.

I've spent more time in South Korea (22 months) than any other country besides the USA. I find South Korean culture to be one of the strangest, yet most exciting and fascinating cultures in the world.

When I taught English in South Korea, I was living in a small village (called Jin-sa-ri) about 40 miles south of Seoul. I was one of 4 foreigners in my town, so it's safe to say I know Korean culture very well… Nobody spoke a lick of English in my town, so therefore, I learned how to speak Korean conversationally. I also trained to get a black belt in Taekwondo, and some of my best memories in my early 20s are in South Korea.

This video represents some of the most interesting and wacky things I find about Korean culture.

Have you ever been to South Korea? Do you agree or disagree with any of my points? Do you have any questions about traveling to South Korea? Let me know in the comments below!

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Music by Kevin MacLeod

P.S. – This is the last video in my South Korea series after an amazing 7 day trip. I'll be back again in 3 months for the Winter Olympics. As for now, I'm off to another one of my favorite countries in Asia — SINGAPORE!!

Posted by Drew Binsky on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Why SEOUL is the Best PARTY City on Earth

IT'S PARTY TIME IN SEOUL!

I've been wanting to make this video for 4.5 years, when I moved to Seoul after college to teach English for 2 years… But of course, I didn't have a camera back then (just an iPhone 4).

Every weekend when I lived in Korea, my friends and I went out raging in Seoul, and I can tell you with absolute certainty that Seoul has the best overall nightlife of any city on earth. This is not a biased opinion – I've partied in 200+ cities over the last half-decade, from Vegas to Rio to Barcelona to Sydney to Moscow — and nothing comes close to the madness of Seoul's all-night drinking and insane clubbing scene.

The main reason why Seoul's nightlife is so electric stems from Korean people's love for drinking booze.. THEY DRINK A LOT. If you've never heard of soju before (Korean rice liquor), then prepare to get your mind blown in this video… 62 million CASES (not bottles.. cases) of soju were sold last year in Korea, and Koreans drink twice as much soju as Russians drink vodka.

Have you ever partied in Seoul? Do you agree with me? If not – which city do you think has the best nightlife in the world?

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Music by Kevin MacLeod and Audio Autix

Posted by Drew Binsky on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Korean BBQ – the BEST meal in the WORLD?!

DO YOU LIKE KOREAN BBQ?!

One of the most common questions I get is: “What is your favorite meal in the world?” … And without hesitation, my answer is Korean BBQ.

To me, it’s the most complete, satisfying and delicious meal on earth (have I mentioned HEALTHY too?!) If I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life… it’d be this, hands down.

What’s your favorite meal in the world?! Anyone else agree with me on Korean BBQ?

Huge thanks to my buddy David for joining me on this video. If you ever find yourself in Seoul, check out his meet ups and parties at GSM Global Seoul Mates!

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Music: Your Call by Kevin MacLeod

Posted by Drew Binsky on Saturday, November 25, 2017

A Crazy Experience at Seoul's Fish Market (Eating Live Octopus)

Happy Thanksgiving from Seoul! But I didn't eat Turkey today… I ate some live octopus at the craziest fish market in the world!! If you come to Seoul, then you have to visit Noryangjin fish market. It's one of the most bizarre cultural experiences you can have in Asia.

Would you ever eat live octopus? It's actually quite common here in Korea (and it's not as bad as you think!)

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Music: Kevin MacLeod

Posted by Drew Binsky on Thursday, November 23, 2017

Does JEJU Island Live Up to its Hype?

안녕하세요! I'm back in South Korea!! The country I moved to immediately after graduating college to teach English for 2 years. The country that kicked off my travel career when I started my first blog. The country that made me fall in love with Asia, and the country that has changed my life forever.

But I'm not on the mainland Korea — I am on the volcanic island called Jeju. The nature here is so impressive that it's listed as one of the 7 New Wonders of Nature and a UNESCO site. Waterfalls, cliffs, mountains, jungles, wildlife, valleys — it's all here in Jeju.

I am telling you that this island might be the most beautiful island in the world. I am completely STUNNED by the natural beauty! The entire island of Jeju was formed by lava about 2 million years ago, and even today, there are 350+ volcanoes surrounding the land. It's been really interesting to observe the culture here as well, which I find to be quite different from the mainland.

Have you ever heard of Jeju before? If not, I hope this video has sparked your interest!

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Thanks for the invite here Korea Tourism Organization, New York and Korea Tourism Organization – VisitKorea. #visitkorea

Music: Kevin MacLeod

Posted by Drew Binsky on Monday, November 20, 2017

Drew Binsky

A graduate from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Drew Binsky has visited 120+ Countries since 2012.He first caught the travel bug while studying abroad in Prague, then taught English in Korea, and now he's on a mission to visit every country on earth.Follow his journey on Facebook & Instagram @drewbinsky 🙂

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