The beginnings of summer are showing up in Sejong City. It’s not even May yet, but gorgeous flowers are in bloom, and mornings are really starting to heat up. Last week, Wade and I got an early start to hit one of our favorite trails in Sejong. It’s just a five minute walk from our apartment in Dodamdong. Continue reading “Views from the top”
When I first moved to Korea, everyone I met told me that spring was truly the best time here. Cherry blossoms bloom and the sun finally starts to shine again. Turns out… they were right! This weekend we picnicked in the spring sun and explored another part of Sejong: Beartree Park.
Sejong City might be Korea’s newest (and most unfinished?) city, but there’s no shortage of interesting green space. Last weekend Wade and I checked out one of its coolest outdoor parks, Geumgang Natural Recreation Forest. This place is a total gem and it’s right on our doorstep. Continue reading “Vibing on nature in Sejong City”
There is nothing more Korean than a good barbecue restaurant. Our friend Dan introduced us to this place called Hwatongsam (화통삼). Continue reading “It’s samgyeopsal… on fire!”
Happy New Year!
Earlier this month, Korea celebrated one of its biggest holidays, 설날 (Seollal), also known as the Lunar New Year. To celebrate the holiday many Koreans go to their family’s hometown, pay respects to their ancestors, and eat a ton of good food. Continue reading “Celebrating Seollal, breathing in that mountain air”
Sejong City’s first movie theater is up and running! Hello, CGV!
If you’re feeling sick in Sejong City, there is no reason to tough out a bad cold. After just three months in our school, both my husband and I got sick from all those germy little kids. When we’d both had enough, we started looking around for an English-speaking doctor. Continue reading “English-speaking doctors in Sejong City”
I have a major life update to tell you about. We now have a TOASTER OVEN.
This new addition makes us very happy, precious. We needs it. We wants it. Continue reading “Pumpkin seeds and toaster oven perfection”
It’s been three months since we arrived in South Korea! It’s hard to believe we are already a quarter of the way through our year abroad. This weekend, we said goodbye to some new friends, and welcomed in the next batch of teachers hired. That means we’re no longer the new kids! Continue reading “The Korean three-month hump”
Greetings from the Land of Morning Calm!
It’s been nearly three months since we moved to South Korea! Some days it feels like we’ve been here for many months. Other days it feels like we’ve only just arrived. Continue reading “Holy crap, we’re in Korea!”