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 Iā€™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 šŸ™‚ 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…

ģŒģ‹ (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…

ģ•ˆė…•ķ•˜ģ„øģš”

ģ•ˆė…•ķ•˜ģ„øģš” everyone! As you might be able to tell, we have just come from a Korean class:)Ā ģ•ˆė…•ķ•˜ģ„øģš” (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…