So I finished University with a Bachelors degree and didn’t know what to do next. I’ve worked in retail, sales, customer services even done a few weeks of manual labour (still the best job I’ve had). However, none of these have really hit the spot, and, as we’re all aware, jobs in the UK are scarce.

This is where speaking English comes in…

Being a native English speaker gives me the amazing opportunity to live abroad and teach this wonderful language. That’s why I’ve chosen to live young and free in South Korea. And for all you lucky subscribers, whether family, friends or serial blog reader, I will be blogging about my experiences, posting pictures, and even giving advice for anyone looking to do the same.

I hope you all enjoy my posts and maybe even learn something!

Rather than completely re-writing this I’ll point out that I clearly didn’t end up in South Korea! If you’ve read any recent posts and not guessed that, shame on you. I am currently an ESL teacher in Shenyang, China. With many adventures just waiting to be had.

Stay tuned for more!



  1. Lawrence · May 8, 2012

    sounds fun mate

  2. GlobeTramp · May 31, 2012

    Good luck! I’ve heard South Korea is AMAZING X

    • joehbowen · May 31, 2012

      Cheers, really looking forward to it!

  3. Carl Parmenter · June 25, 2012

    This comment is completely out of context, and it’s one which should have been posted a few hours ago (I was busy) but I have ‘nominated’ you for one of those award thingys, which also translates to ‘I promoted your blog to my followers because your posts are awesome.’ Most of that is a lie, after all your posts suck, but what the hell, I figured you could use the extra readers. Congratulations and all that jazz

    • joehbowen · June 25, 2012

      My thanks Carl for your ‘interest’ in my blog. I really appreciate it when my fans get in touch, especially when it is with such wonderful praise as you have just bestowed on me. I hope you will continue to ‘enjoy’ my posts with my offer of a free lifelong subscription!

      • Carl Parmenter · June 25, 2012

        Not a problem. Unfortunately I am not prepared for a lifelong commitment, but a rolling contract that allows me to stop caring any day would be more up my alley. Do you offer pay as you read?

  4. Lawrence · June 25, 2012

    Yes I believe there is such a service Carl.

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