Borneo – an overview of amazing

As with most of our holidays, no matter how much time we give ourselves to prepare, it always feels like we are running out the door to leave on time. And then halfway down the road to the bus terminal I realised I had forgotten to take the rubbish out and had to run back…

Daegu Zombie Run 2017

So if you, like us, get terribly excited when the word ‘zombies’ is mentioned, then you are going to need to check out the next Zombie Run near you! We were lucky enough to get tickets to this year’s Daegu Zombie Run, held on July 29th at Daegu World Cup Stadium. Zombie Runs can be…

End of semester 1!

Yesterday was the end of the first semester and today is the start of our summer camp period before we finally get to take our first holiday here in Korea! Seeing as we’ve finished the first half of the normal school year I thought I’d look back on the last few months as an EPIK…

Getting Travel Shots in Korea

Hello dear readers! Today I have a pretty practical post for you, especially for anyone in Korea who is getting ready to travel to gorgeous locations in the upcoming Summer vacation period. Chris and I are jetting off to Borneo in August, spending a few nights living and cruising in the rainforest, and there is…

Buseok Temple (부석사)

So yesterday I went on a business trip with my coteacher to visit other English Centres in the not so nearby towns of Yeongju and Punggi. It was a busy day full of getting lost, eating donuts, and asking a million questions. It was also an interesting day of meeting tons of foreign teachers: one…

Goryeong (고령)

A few weeks ago Chris and I were invited to a traditional music and dance festival in the small town of Goryeong, just a 40 minute bus ride from Seongju. Goryeong is a super tiny town, but I am so surprised that it doesn’t make an appearance in more guide books, as it is filled…

벚꽃! (Cherry Blossoms)

Spring in any country is beautiful. Something that stands out for me here is that there is one specific flower that seems to mark the move towards spring and each town or city has their areas, or areas, where they can show this flower off. Monique has always wanted to see the Cherry Blossoms and…

The good stuff!

It has been exactly 1 month since we arrived in Korea on the 19th of February! We’re starting to get the hang of things and finding routines in our little town of Seongju. Probably the biggest thing so far has been getting an internet connection at home and local sim cards so that we can…

My new Korean friend

Well today could have gone better. I had that inevitable dread that today was not going to be the greatest so it started off with a bit of weight (on top of the horrendous sinus I’m doing my best to ignore) To take a step back; I teach at 4 different schools, 3 of them…

What a ride!

We have been in Seongju now for over a week and what a ride it has been so far! But this is not a blog post about Seongju, this is a blog post about orientation, and filling you guys in since we last were able to blog 🙂 To say that orientation was a journey…

Snow day!

As a Saffa one thing we almost never see is snow, so when those little white flakes fall silently from the sky, we lose our minds a little! Apparently a cold front has made its way over Korea and the result has been snow in our new little town of Seongju! Definitely made our morning…