Yeah....apparently so. I gotta give the Koreans credit. They're not bashful about adopting anything from other cultures that'll make'em money. From reading this article, the idea (of Korean tacos) has proven very popular and successful for these entrepreneurs.
I found this curious article, about Korean taco trucks, on a Vox blog.
Vox, as you probably don't recall me mentioning previously, is one of the free blogging platforms owned by SixApart.com, the same people who own Typepad.com (that what this blog is on).
I've got a Vox blog but honestly I don't even recall the name. But I do remember that it's a good blogging platform. Very similar to Typepad and .......perhaps most importantly to some people/budgets.....totally free.
And BTW......I'm hearing that there's an increased number of applications coming in from the US from people who are interested in teaching over here in Korea. Depending on your job situation back in the US(or Canada), it might be something for you to consider. All the good jobs (which is most of them actually) aren't gone yet.
Teaching English in Korea can be a fun and interesting experience as long as you come over with realistic expectations. If your the kind of person who isn't frightened by the word 'different', then you'd enjoy it. If you're the kind of person who thinks that the American way is the only way then, don't come.
Korean kids are just like kids anywhere....sometimes it's like herding cats. But at least you don't have to worry about any of them bringing a gun to school and shooting you. And generally they're nice kids. If you're a nice and reasonably good looking guy, the girls will love you. And if you're a 'jock', the guys will worship you.....expecially if you're into soccer or basketball or baseball. If you're a girl....pretty much the same thing applies except in reverse except that you might have to develop a firmer 'hand' with the boys.
Korea is a very pretty country and you don't have to go very far to see it. It's all around you. The number of parks over here is incredible. It's nothing like in the US. Koreans are very, very much into the outdoors and communing with nature. They wouldn't have it any other way. If you like taking pictures you'll find endless opportunities for creative shutterbugging. Take a look at my two sites... flickr and dropshots.
You won't need a car....or the associated bullshit of car payments and insurance and safety inspections and worries about cops giving you a ticket....because the public transportation is excellent.
There's lots of clubs. Koreans love to drink. If you're into salsa dancing and can get a job in or near Seoul, it's the best salsa dancing town on the planet. I mean, where else would you find 12+ clubs open almost every night of the week? Other than Cali or Bogota or Medellin, Colombia I mean :-)
Another nice thing about it is the cops don't bother anybody. Not foreigners anyway. And in fact the times I've seen'em dealing with Koreans, they strike me as very patient. They don't seem to 'have something to prove' like some American cops do.
I could go on with the pro's and con's of teaching English in Korea but, needless to say, I like it. I've been over here 2.5 years already and I'm probably going to extend for another year (in December).
The job isn't hard, by any definition. And if you happen to be one of those smart people who understands that the internet is where the opportunities of the future are, then Korea will give you plenty of time to work on whatever internet direction you want to go. That actually was one of the biggest reasons I wanted to come over here.
So, if you'd like more information about coming to Korea to teach English, check out this very informative website, www.asknow.ca/teach. These are the folks who got me my job and start in Korea.