Today the flowers were ready to be photographed. The sun was out. It is getting warm, even more so with a child strapped to you! We walked to Conga Coffee. There were cherry blossoms at every turn. It was so beautiful.
One of the big hangouts in Gochang is the local coffee shop, Conga. The owners are super cool and lots of fun. The wife, Dongha, speaks really good English. She’s a lot of fun too. The husband, Kongsup, has international ambitions and likes to travel to Europe. His love for coffee has taken him to many places, most recently Italy. They provide a small amount of sophistication and relaxation in a very rural, very Korean town.
The shop itself boasts many art pieces and sculptures as well as living plants. The front of the shop is covered in windows and fills the cafe with light.
They have a roaster and roast their own coffee beans. They make some delightful drinks too. I usually get an iced Americano but their kiwi or grapefruit juice is killer.
Dongdaemun shopping district has always captured my imagination and after three years only yesterday would I say that I had a good time in the area. Most of my trips have been relegated to wondering around feeling really lost while looking for sewing materials. This trip was really different. My son and I went to the Iplay Museum in the Dongdaemun Design Park. It was so cool. I found out about it on A MultiAsian Family Life. I love Kids cafés and want to go to more of them. This was the perfect opportunity. It was 14,000 won. I think we were there for an hour, maybe more. You get a free drink as an adult. They had drip coffee and honey. I had to buy a juice box of milk because that’s how I drink my coffee with milk.
It’s a kids cafe that has all wooden structures. There was a big pit with big wooden balls and a slide. I went on the slide but the baby was super nervous. There are tons of play zones including dress-up, mechanic, race track. There is a large wall with items that have blinking buttons when pushed they make noises, like the toilet makes a flushing sound. I made the baby do everything. I had so much fun. There was a good amount of people there. We were the first but then a group of Seoul foreigners showed up. I love being reminded that other people have children, too. I’m not the only one!
Near the bathrooms there is a lactation room. I asked a staff member for a nursing room and she It’s huge. We hung out in there for a while too. There are three private nursing spaces. It was really nice to get some undistracted feeding in while traveling. We had a blast. I highly reccom
Adventure starts here . . .
- Teach English to K- adult
- Be immersed in Korean culture
- Have fun with songs, art and games
- Relaxed work environment 2pm-10pm
- Go home early if there is no class
- Less than three minute walk to school
- Receive competitive benefits and salary
- Located in Gochang, South Korea
- Competitive salary 2.1-2.3 million KRW
- Average 6 hour teaching day
- Paid vacations and national holidays off
- Small-sized classes – 7 students
- Fully furnished single housing
- Airfare one-way/ round trip
- Year completion bonus
- Health care and National pension
- Be a citizen of the US, UK, Canada, or Australia
- One year commitment
- A. from an accredited college
- No criminal record
- Adventurous Spirit
Send your cover letter, picture, resume and questions addressed to Lindsy Moran at zesgochang[at]gmail.com by April 2016.