I use quotation marks for city only because Jangnim, not (yet, hopefully in 2014) on the subway line, is in a lot of ways a world away from Busan proper. One girl posting on the Saha-gu Foreigner and Friends Facebook page commented that this area feels like a more authentic Korea. The only foreign food… Read More The ‘City’ Below
While I sort of understood those familiar feelings of isolation, homesickness and overexposure were going to come back at some point on this third attempt at completing a teaching contract in South Korea, it doesn’t really hit you until it hits you. And, this weekend, even though I got to see some more old friends… Read More A Little Help at the Right Time
I am fully moved in to my Korean apartment. There is still plenty to do to really make this “house” a home. I am very happy that this “ah-pa-tuh” is about double the size of the one I had in 2010. That one, in the busier, less blue-collar section of the city called Deokcheon, made… Read More Welcome Home
When I left South Korea three years ago, I barely had time to establish any sort of lasting friendships. Luckily, there were a few, made mostly during the EPIK orientation in Jeonju. Some of those friendships have faded, and some of those that have and have not have moved on to other parts of the… Read More Reunited and it Feels so Familiar
Still facing jetlag, falling asleep at 9pm and waking up at 2am does have its advantages. Well, that I guess is up for interpretation. The Blue Moon Hotel, located in lovely Jangnim (or is this Dadaepo?), is serviceable enough. It has a bed, Internet, a big TV, toilet paper and a hot shower. But, this… Read More They’re Not Called ‘Love Motels’ for Nothing
Because, why not?
I’ll spare you the details, the drama, the nonsense. I’ll just deliver the pictures. I’ll caption them later.