Tag: mokpo

7 Little Things I Love About Korea

As there are things that bug me about living in Korea, there are of course many things that I love about living here. Many of these things, are little things. But when I first came to Korea, these little things weren’t so little. They were new, different, exciting, and...

Fall Hiking on the Cloud Bridge in Wochulsan National Park

This fall season in Korea has been a cold and rainy one. So when you finally get a clear day and not-so freezing temperatures, on the weekend ESPECIALLY, you go out and seize the day! And that is exactly what we did. Late morning on Saturday, my friend Claire...

9 Things I Never Thought I Would Eat Until Coming To Korea

As you may have noticed in my last post, I have officially been in Korea for over a year! A lot can happen in a year, including what food I have allowed to enter my digestive system. Almost all of these foods were surprisingly tasty, and I would eat...

4 Signs You May Be Sucessfully Assimilating to Korean Culture

1. You Can Now “Fall Asleep” on Public Transit Your senses are no longer hyperactive/hypersensitive during your commute. You can now close your eyes and know exactly where the bus is, without worrying you will miss your stop. I realize this isn’t technically falling asleep, BUT this one time I...

Today Was A Great Day

As soon as I opened my curtain this morning, I knew it was going to be a great day. Mokpo’s first big snowfall....

Top 10 Cultural Differences in Korea (So Far)

I have officially been in Korea for over a month. Wow! So crazy. Although it’s a fairly short period of time, the amount of cultural differences I have experienced so far is astounding! I definitely did my fair share of research on Korean culture before arriving here, however being PHYSICALLY...

Teaching in Korea: Apartment Tour

Even though I’ve been in Korea for over 3 weeks, I only moved in to my apartment about 9 days ago. Since then, it has been a constant cycle of cleaning, organizing, buying more stuff, making more of a mess, and repeat. I am relieved and happy to finally...

First Weekend In My New City

My first weekend here in this new city I call home was spent exploring. On Saturday, my lovely co-teacher took me for a hike at Yudalsan Mountain, about a 5 minute drive from my apartment. It’s not the biggest mountain, but you definitely work up a sweat! Once you...

Oh right- I’m here to teach!

Orientation kind of felt like summer camp- the excitement of being in a new place, meeting new people- who became immediate friends, and having a day scheduled with new activities. (The fact that we also ate all three meals daily together and slept in the same hotel really added...