A couple of you have asked what brought my family and me to Korea. So here’s the short of it. About 9 years ago my husband and I were bored. We weren’t ready to settle down to the same job for the next twenty years, buy a house, and pop out five kids. (Don’t worry, that’s coming soon!- well, maybe not the 5 kids part)
A friend of ours encouraged us to check out teaching overseas and since we were both teachers, it was the perfect fit. After going to a job fair at ISS, we landed our first overseas post in Bogor, Indonesia. Wow. Was that an eye opener.
We had a view of a dormant volcano from our upstairs window.
Borobordur- a step pyramid temple. When we went it, was practically empty.
The hiking through the mountain villages was as if we had stepped back in time one hundred years ago. One time we were walking through rice patties during an earth quake. That was interesting.
One of my favorite past times was shopping. (Of course!) I bought my first strands of pearls on a beach on Gilli Trawangan (a remote island between Komodo Island and Bali).
Indonesia. Wild, full of adventure and never a dull moment. In fact, I never really knew what each day would bring when Iwalked out my door. And the mangos..
But after two years there, we were ready for another adventure. Back to the job fair we went where we were offered numerous posts, but in the end, we chose Korea.
The plan was to stay in Korea for 2-3 years and then jet off to somewhere else. But it’s been 7 years, 2 cats and 2 kids later and we’re still here. The school we’re at is amazing (Seoul Foreign School) and the opportunities and friends we’ve made are true treasures.
Living overseas sparked my interest in writing again. Between traveling and meeting the most interesting people, I’ve found new things to write about from my adventures. Next time, I’ll post some pictures of Korea.
So, here I am. Korea. Sandwiched between China and Japan, it’s an incredible country with a rich history and culture all its own. It’s a great place to hang out. And believe me, definitely not boring.