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Yongsan Electronic Market December 2014 Update – PS4 Price, XBOX 1 Price and FAQ

It truly is Christmas in the ROK when people are queuing up at the electronics market in Yongsan, eagerly shelling out their cash on various electronic goodies. My post about where to buy a PS4 is one of my most popular posts. I usually get a few questions or comments a month and would just like to […]

We’re Blog Your Way to Cuba Finalists! (and we need your help)

VOTE for Shelley and Agri!!

Four Things to Keep in Mind When People Come to Visit

It’s been awhile since I’ve written travel advice, but after this summer, I felt that it was necessary. This summer we had two sets of visitors from Canada; one was a positive experience and one was a terrible experience.  In my experience, this mainly depends on the person. Although we think we know our friends […]

Hiking Mt Hallasan – Jeju Island, South Korea

A nice write up by the two clowns on Hallasan in Jeju. Great pictures and excellent commentary.

Tips for surviving your first year in Korea

Originally posted on whatawaygook:
Two of my friends are getting ready to come to Korea. They asked me to write a blog on how to survive your first year here. It’s been a while since it was my first year so I took to Facebook to ask my friends. I was astonished at the replies…

Thank you for the Liebster Award! Please send the prize money to my account now.

This is the first award I’ve won since minor league baseball when I took home the most improved award for the male, 10-11, over 200lbs division. Ah… I feel so proud right now. Thank you so much to Kang Ju-won! He writes an amazing blog called K-Law Guru, which focuses on everything from Korean law […]

Please welcome our new foodie to derekvsLP!

Well, after much searching, we finally found a new foodie for our blog. He’s pretty young, but has a lot of potential! Well, at least when he develops basic motor skills.

10 Things About Living Abroad: No Turning Back

A great article about living abroad and seeing the world!

Welcome to Derek Versus Lonely Planet

Greetings Gentle Reader, My name is Derek. I’ve been living abroad for the last four years, pounding English into the heads of enthusiastic Korean children. Over the course of four years, I have had  life changing events, seen some amazing sights, met some amazing friends and of course, tasted some amazing food. I’m hoping to […]