I was listening to the Expat cast recently and Nicole was talking about how easy it is to minimise day to day experiences when talking to family and friends. "I went shopping today" doesn't really tell the person I'm talking to what it looks like now that I'm in a different country. When we first… Continue reading A visit to the grocery store in Guyeong-Ri.
From the title i know this doesn’t seem like an adventurous tale. And it probably isn’t if, I am being honest. But i felt like writing, so here goes! I have been meaning to go to the post office to send a package. I had already sent an envelope and that had been easy enough. Admittedly,… Continue reading A trip to the Post office in Ulju-Gun
I stumbled upon Youth street whilst reading a blog by Malaysian Flavours. We had been in South Korea for a little under two months and I was working through a bit of a funk. I missed home and I missed the easiness of life in Australia compared to here. I suggested it to Ben as… Continue reading First impressions of Youth Street, Ulsan.
Ilsan Beach (일산 해변) I have found leaving the house sometimes difficult since moving. I get really comfortable in our cosy, two bedroom apartment. I have routines, patterns. Before moving here I didn’t think I would struggle with exploring. When we go on holidays I am the first person to plan a day out to… Continue reading A stroll along Ilsan Beach and through Daewangam Park
It’s been about two weeks since we left quarantine. I wanted to write about this sooner but I have instead taken time to adjust to our new apartment on the UNIST campus and orienting myself. UNIST stands for the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology. And as far as universities go it is relatively new… Continue reading Quarantine in Seoul
I may have lied in the title. I did not think our first year of marriage would involve a pandemic. I definitely did not think our first year would involve a move to South Korea, partnered with a separate two week quarantine- but here we are. I want to cover my South Korea adventures in… Continue reading Moving overseas mid-Pandemic in 25 simple steps