Despite the name of my blog's website, I will not teaching in Seoul but in a city called Ulsan. Ulsan is mostly kept afloat by Hyundai as it is a port city, and so it has the nickname as being "The Steel City", or so I've seen online.
So why would I choose a city that seems like a Korean version of Cleveland? Not for nostalgic reasons that's for sure. Literally, the conversation between myself and the recruiting company went as follows:
Recruiting company: Chris do you have any preference on the location of your stay?
Me: I don't want to be in a really large city (thus ruling out Seoul and Busan, the 2 biggest cities. Ulsan is still a big city, like the 8th or 9th biggest city in Korea). And the other important thing is that it has a soccer team.
And so they placed me in Ulsan, which is home of the Ulsan Tigers, sponsored by none other than the Hyundai corporation.
Check out map of South Korea and the location Ulsan:
Link specific about Ulsan:
Another side note about Ulsan: The U.S. Men's National team lost to Germany in Ulsan's stadium during the knockout stage of the 2002 World Cup held in South Korea and Japan.
Random Thoughts. Cox' blog to Cleveland sports with a hint of music and current events thrown in there.
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