Hiking Geumhaksan
living / South Korea

Hiking Geumhaksan

When it comes to hiking, Koreans don’t mess around. I’d been told that hiking is the “national sport” in Korea, complete with fancy outfits, walking sticks, food and drinks. Matt and I love to hike, so we were excited when our new friend Maria invited us to hike last weekend. Maria, Matt, another friend named … Continue reading

Teaching

Getting schooled

Week one is in the books, and I’m pretty happy about that. It was exhausting! At orientation, we had classes on all sorts of topics, and one Korean middle school teacher led the secondary curriculum class. She talked about how awful her middle school boys were and how she was so happy to be out … Continue reading

Getting ready for school
Teaching

Getting ready for school

The new school year starts tomorrow. In the U.S., school starts in August or September, but here the new school year starts in March. Matt is teaching at the all-girls middle school, and I will be teaching at the all-boys middle school. Matt already got his schedule and met his co-teacher. I won’t meet my … Continue reading