Saturday, May 21, 2011

Three Months

Today is the three month mark of my twelve month duration here In south korea.  I still find myself in a daze quite often, but I think that might have a little something to do with lack of sleep.  Of course, I am in a foreign land.  Which is something I’m gonna have to get used to not just for my stay here, but once my contract is up.

So the replacement for one of my co-teacher’s arrived in Korea Thursday.  Met her yesterday.  An Australian being replaced by an Irish.  I knew she was Irish as soon as she said her name was Ciara.  (As a friend before once put it, who has the same name and an Irish mother, it’s pronounced Shakira without the Sha.)  She seems really nice.  I will definitely miss working with Cath.  She has one week left in Seoul, then she’s off to Australia for a couple of months and then to Oregon.  I will definitely be visiting her when I make it back to the States.  =)

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where…” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.             

…..I believe you don’t always need to know your destination.  Just do your best to enjoy the journey.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival & Geoje-do - April 9-10, 2011

Went on another fun trip with the Seoul Hiking Group.  On a side note, I always get sooo excited when I meet someone from Atlanta, which is very rare.  Most foreigners, mainly the teachers, are from Canada.

Here we are at the Upo Wetlands, our first stop.  We didn't stay here very long.
We were so excited about seeing cows.

Walking to the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival.  The streets were lined with cherry blossoms.  Beautiful!

This was a giant tug of war!

Festival food...

There always seems to be a bonfire when the Seoul Hiking Group is around.  We stayed the night on Geoje-do the second largest island in South Korea and did some exploring the next day.


Enjoying the scenery before departing for our next stop...

The water was really cold.


Hiking up Azalea Mountain.  Out last stop of the trip.


We weren't exactly sure what these were for...

I think those are supposed to be rocks?  I just had to take a picture. 
It was a fun trip hanging out with some great always =)  I always look forward to these trips.  It definitely gives me a chance to meet some interesting people while exploring Korea.