The BELTA blog has a new URL location




YOU can check out The BELTA blog at its new online location


It’s quite similar, the only difference is, if I’ve dropped the extension in the URL. THAT’S IT… nothing drastic 🙂

o, and now you can join a forum / community chat to inquire, discuss, and learn about the various aspects pertaining to living and teaching abroad right from people who have done just that.


See you over there! And tell a friend and a stranger too :)D


Happy New Year – 2014 – 140 characters… literally


Free cell phone in South Korea

well not really. Well actually, really if you’re a first time teacher with KORVIA Consulting AND you filled out their application on their website. I did and so I am looking forward to getting a pre-paid cell phone to hold me over until I can get my ARC (Alien Registration Card).

Pre-paid vs. Contract for cell phones are as below per the Korvia website

(Comparison between 1 year plan and prepaid service)

1 year Plan Prepaid
Period of Contract 12 month No limitation
Cost per 10 seconds 18won (10 sec) 37won (10 sec)
1 text message 20won (20bytes) 20won (20bytes)
Incoming call Free Free
Incoming Text Free Free
Payment (credit) Automatic Withdrawal from your bank account Recharge (Cash payment or Bank deposit)
Extra Benefit Fee Brand New Cell Phone
Worth 400,000won
No monthly free (proper to person who doesn’t make phone call more than 25,000won per month)

2 rooms and common area available for DNC 2012 in Charlotte, NC

We have 1 large guest room, 1 smaller guest room, 2 person futon in downstairs common area and common room floor space (if requested) available during the two weeks of the Democratic National Convention.
*Couch has been reserved*

Room #1 priced at $2,000 per/week or $300 p/night includes:
Queen size blow up mattress
Private Closet
TV w/ DirecTV
Clock Radio
Lamp + all additional amenities

Room #2 priced at $1,800 per/week or $275 p/night includes:
Twin blow up mattress
Private Closet + all additional amenities
*Room can sleep 2 people comfortably

2 person futon priced at $1,200 p/week or $250 p/night is housed in the common area and includes:
A half bathroom on the first floor + all additional amenities

Additional Amenities include:
2 desk work area with printer, photo printer and wifi
Washer & dryer
Backyard area
Central air
TV Downstairs
Punching Bag w/ gloves

Home has a pet rabbit housed in a separate area downstairs.
No Smoking allowed.
Privacy is a priority.
8.8 miles away from the TWC Arena in Downtown Charlotte = 19 mins driving time.
~7 mins away from Target, Walmart, FedEx Kinkos, Home Depot, Lowes, Walgreens, Ihop, Bank of America Branch, Wells Fargo branch, hospital, panda express, panera bread, cookout, starbucks, brueggers begals, and multiple restaurants and eating places.

Please visit our custom video of the available space by clicking the link:

Contact us today at – mia2anita (at) – with any inquiries, requests and availability.