My “Ultimate” adventure: Frisbee in Korea

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Can you believe this is me? I NEVER remember to jump!

It’s official.

After 10 months in Korea, I’ve had too many awesome (and bizarre) experiences to count. I’ve seen historic palaces, hiked through amazing scenery, and tried spicy-ass foods (even octopus). But one of the best things yet is my journey into the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.

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Byeonsanbando National Park (변산반도국립공원)

IMG_1694Hiking has always been a fun hobby for me, but I never realized how often I’d be able to do it in Korea. This country is full of beautiful places to explore. A few months ago we celebrated my birthday at a national park by the mountains and the sea.  Continue reading “Byeonsanbando National Park (변산반도국립공원)”

Celebrating Seollal, breathing in that mountain air

20160207_145201Happy 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”

Reflecting: What a difference a year makes

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Peace out, 2015!

Hello, 2016! After the most eventful year of my life, 2016 has a lot to live up to. Thankfully, it’s off to a sweet start. I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on what a difference a year can make. All the things that can change. All the movements a person can make. I was hesitant to drone on about all the crap I’m grateful for, but this is my blog so I’m going to do what I want. Continue reading “Reflecting: What a difference a year makes”

The Korean three-month hump

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Autumn from our neighborhood in Dodam-dong, Sejong City

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”