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Buying and Registering a Bike in South Korea


This was my Korean Daelim 125. I rode all of Korea on this baby! $800.

If it's of any use to other riders, I put a "How-to" article on this topic on e-How.com. Check it out here.

There is also more about riding through Korea on my blog, here.

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Thanks, Chris!

I was just searching HUBB for this info exactly! I'm moving to Korea later this month (July 2009) to teach English. I'll be there for a year or two.

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Thank you Dave!

They need realy help in speaking English over there... ;-)
but for two years... (this is too long for south-korea, I stayed there for over one year... I prefer China, there it is much better to stay, also the English speaking...)

sorry I´m off topic...
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Hi Bunda,

I owe western level debt (motorcycle trip to Nepal, India and Australia) and Korea pays western level pay. Plus I have a friend that I've known for 20 years teaching there. He moved out with his wife and they've renewed their contract for 4 years. Maybe I'll give China a chance in a year.

I'll be in Iksan, Korea in August for a year, so if anyone is out there, let me know!

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I owe western level debt (motorcycle trip to Nepal, India and Australia) and Korea pays western level pay.
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It does?

I also spent time in Korea last year with a fellow rider who has been teaching in Daegu for the last 15 years. I considered doing the same and going over to teach for a couple of years but the payscales were only in the low $20k area - not enough for me to live on.
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I´ll be moving to Seoul in September to teach at Konkuk University (International Business). Dave, we´ll meet up. Anyone else over there?
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I get 2.2 million won a month (currently US $1,764), plus free furnished apartment, free food at school, and free round trip air fare. It's cheap to live in Korea and you can set up deals with local restaurants where you pay for a month and get meals for about 80 or 90 US cents a meal. And if you work in Korea for 12 months, they're required to pay you for 13.

The tax is between 3-7% including medical and it's mostly refunded if you're not Canadian.

That's enough for me to make huge payments on my low interest credit cards and still live a comfortable lifestyle.

It's about the same as you, farqhuar, but with little or no taxes, and a chance to live overseas, it's worth it to me.
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