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Concerns About Teaching English in Korea

Why Teach English in Korea

Meg and I have decided that before we go to Australia for a few months, we should pay off school debt so we are going to teach English in Korea.

Teaching English in Korea is really common for people who are looking to pay off debt because they pay for housing so your expenses can be minimal and the pay is decent.

Of coarse paying off debt is more like the reason we tell our parents so they feel OK going along with it. Korea is so different from America and it is a culture that we wouldn’t be able to experience as simple tourist. Working along side Koreans and not only learning the language but also becoming part of their culture is something that Meg and I feel very rewarded by.

Learning the Language

The language learning is more of my thing because I want to fluently speak at least five different languages, but I know Meg will catch on to the language quickly, and maybe even faster than me.

Being Married to another Woman

One thing I am a little worried about is the LGBT community. Everything I have read says that Korea is a bit behind when it comes to same-sex marriages. I don’t know if we are going to be safe being openly gay so we may need to be a little more discreet out in public.

Vlogging and Blogging

I want to vlog and blog with Meg while I am over there, so I need to make sure that we will still be safe if people recognize us. The first thing I am doing to ensure we will be safe, is to learn more about the experiences of people who are openly LGBT in Korea. Hopefully with their insight, we will be able to learn how to go about it in a safe manner.

What is your experience teaching English in Korea or other countries? Share your insights in the comments below.

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Being a Local Lesbians

There are two new employees as of this week that I work with. At first I thought they were intentionally ignoring me (and they may have been doing just that) but I have been inviting them to shadow different tasks that I accomplished an now they seem more open.

It is always an interesting “test” to see how they treat me after they learn that I am a lesbian. It probably would have been months before it came up in conversation, but my fiance works in the same place as me and her team is pretty close to mine so while I was out of the office, my co-workers that I have been working with for the last year pointed out who my fiance was.
My new co-worker Jeb was pretty nice, which I was a bit surprised by because he seems to be a di-hard Mormon and the Mormon’s around here are vocally judgmental about same-sex interest/marriage. Not to say anything against the Mormons – I grew up Mormon. There is just a culture here that invites people to point out or tell you that the way you are is wrong and that “you would be happier if you converted to the Mormon faith and married a man in a temple”

Honestly, if you aren’t a local lesbian living in Utah County UT, you would be surprised how often I hear that from strangers and people who used to be my friend.

As you can imagine, you become a little numb to criticism and rude behavior but it is still nerve-racking when we go on vacations because it is a new place and I don’t know what to expect.

It is kind of hopeful to see those reactions around here for when I travel to new places. If this area is getting better, than I am sure other places in the world are too.

Luckily this month I am going to California, one of the most excepting states in the U.S. I will definitely update you with how people treated us in the San Francisco museum and the local area. I am sure it will be great.

Do you have any expereinces

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3 Ways to Meet Other Lesbians on Vacation

If you are looking for tips about finding someone who will keep you warm at night on vacation, try looking somewhere else. Instead, I will focus on finding fellow Lesbians to enjoy their company, share stories and go out for drinks. Wouldn't it be great to make more lesbian friends that you could meet up with for future vacations?

Finding fellow lesbians in locations you are less familiar with, which is common for most vacation spots, is not an easy task, as you may have figured. However, I asked around and researched how other lesbians do it, and I have accumulated what I think will bring you the most success.

 

1. Go to LGBT supporting restaurants and bars

With more and more LGBT people coming "out" and creating communities around the world, it has become more common to find lists of Businesses that support LGBT communities. Often times you can search on your favorite internet browser for LGBT restaurants or LGBT hangout areas in "x" area.

There are tons of websites that have already built a great archive of places and reviews. One place I used to help for an upcoming trip that Meg and I are going on is called GayCities.com

 

2. Go to Local Facebook groups and see if there are any activities or common places to hang out

Social media is a great platform to find local groups and hangouts for lesbians. I have met so many people and gone to so many events that I would have never known about if I didn't take the time to check Facebook. I suggest checking in advance so that you can make any necessary adjustments to your travel plans if needed.

3. Try out Dating Sites - Status: Just looking for friends while I am in town

I was surprised to hear that dating sites and apps such as Tinder are so common for people looking for "just friends" and people in local areas. I have yet to try this, but I am planning on trying it with my Fiance during our next trip in a couple of weeks.

I didn't understand till now, but I finally know why some people are on dating sites when they just want friends, especially if they are from out of town. There is so much exposure and it is super easy to get a locals perspective for the local lesbian scene when you are asking the local lesbians.

 

What about You?

Have you tried using Dating sites? Any luck? What about your tips for finding the Lesbian scene on vacation? Let us know in the comments below

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Should you Share a Lesbian Travel Blog With your Straight Friends?

A question I asked myself recently is:

Should I share this blog with my straight friends, or more importantly, should I share this blog with my non-supportive parents?share-image

As you can imagine, that question can be very difficult, especially if you feel that you want your friends and family to understand that the fact my Girlfriend is very important to me, but there is more to my life than just being a lesbian.pros_cons

So, in order to decide whether or not to share a lesbian travel blog with your straight friends I put together a pros and cons list to get started.

Pro – The people you share this blog with will be able to enjoy all of the content you do

Con – Some of the content, like this article, is geared more toward lesbians and they may not connect to it the same way we do.

Pro – This blog help you connect with your straight friends and family as a lesbian

Con – Your friends or family may judge you for following (or writing, in my case) a lesbian blog

Pro – Lesbians know how to vacation! The whole world would be better if they took some advice from a lesbian traveler

Con – It looks like this list is shorter than I thought it would be – the decision seems obvious to me.

What do you think, anything to add to this pros and cons list?

Share this blog with your family and friends! Ask them what they think too

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Thinking About a Vacation to Zions National Park?

I have been to Zions National Park a number of times. It has been one of my favorite national parks due to the amazing red rocks and great hiking trails.

When it comes to national parks, there are a couple of things to rate them on. The basic necessities and park maintenance as well as the lesbian friendliness.

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Basic Necessities:

When it comes to national parks, this is one of the best kept parks I have ever been to. It has a number of bathrooms with multiple stalls so you don’t have to worry about waiting in lines.

There are water fountains a
nd even shoe cleaning facilities so if you decide to take a walk through the sandy beach of the river you can remove the sand from between your toes.

As for food, it is pretty expensive and the quality is pretty mediocre. There are great places to picnic however, so I suggest bringing your own food.  The picture above is my favorite place to picnic. There are always wild animals around like deer and wild turkeys, it is pretty fun.crossing the river.png

In addition to the number of amenities, there are a couple of hikes that you can’t miss.

Riverside Walk: This is an easy hike and very little incline. There is water at the end of the trail so if you want a
little break from the heat, then this is a great little walk.

Angels Landing: The only reason I am suggesting this hike is because it is more difficult and it has a great view at the top.

I would caution anyone who is afraid of heights, there are drop offs and views over cliff sides so it may not be the hike for you.


Pros and Cons:
If you like chatting with strangers, then there are a number of people from all over the world. On the other hand, if you prefer keeping to yourself then you can do that as well.

Depending on the time of year and day of the week, the park can be super crowded. Lines waiting for the tram can be very long.

I suggest that you bring water and snacks to eat in line just in case it is a longer wait then you anticipated.

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Traveling While Lesbian in Zions National park is pretty good. There is such a variety of people at Zions National park, that people don’t seem to notice or care. When Meg and I held hands together no one even noticed.

We had pizza at Flying Monkey, we always get pizza there. I would suggest getting a couple of different pizzas so that you can enjoy multiple flavors. The waiters were nice, and they didn’t seem to care or to notice that the beautiful woman I was with, was actually my girlfriend.

If you like camping, then I would suggest trying out the camping accommodations instead of staying in a hotel. There is something about waking up to the birds and deer surrounding the camp site that makes it that more enjoyable.

Since this is the first vacation spot I highlighted, I would like some help with making it better. With that being the case, please comment below with suggestions or what you would like me to add to future posts.

Have you been to Zions National Park, or are you taking a trip there soon? Comment below.

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