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 πŸ™‚ 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…

μŒμ‹ (Food – apparently) Eating in Korea

I love food. I love eating it, I love cooking it, I love smelling it, I love the way it looks. I would not ever consider myself a connoisseur but if there is good food, I’m happy! Before we left on this trip, Monique and I had the opportunity to attend a Korea Day Festival…

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš”

μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš” everyone! As you might be able to tell, we have just come from a Korean class:)Β μ•ˆλ…•ν•˜μ„Έμš” (Annyeong hasayo) is the Korean way of saying hello, although it literally translates to ‘are you at peace?’, which I think is a pretty great way of greeting. Our first few days in Korea have been an absolute…

And so it begins!

After far too much waiting around Monique and I finally got underway. Yesterday, the 17th of February, we left Durban airport with tearful goodbyes and flew to Jozi to start our first adventure; teaching English in Korea! After a 12 hour flight on Cathay Pacific (fantastic food but needs a larger selection of movies and…