Korea in 54 Days!

Fifty-four days from now (Feb 27), my husband and I will board a ginormous 747 jet non-stop from Chicago to Seoul, where we’ll spend a week with my brother in his temporarily-adopted city of Gunsan.

Though we’ve both traveled extensively in Europe and Latin America, neither of us have ever been to Asia — so we’re in for some culture shock, I’m sure!

That said, I couldn’t be more excited to see where my brother is living, teaching English, hanging out. It’ll be the trip of a lifetime and I feel fortunate to be able to do this now, while we’re still (relatively) young and don’t have children yet.

Still, it’s going to be a big risk for me, food-wise.  I’m not at all familiar with Korean food, and it’s known for being spicy and I’m not going to be able to order how I’m used to ordering things here. So in that respect, I really am going to need to be open-minded and branch out. To be honest, I think it’ll be a really good challenge for me.

And following this trip, I’m joining MamaV on a panel at Roni’s FitBloggin’ conference in Baltimore! So this means I have not one, but two major time-sensitive incentives to buckle down and get a grip on my relationship with food.

Anyway, just wanted to share my news before the crazy first-week-back-at-work-begins!


5 thoughts on “Korea in 54 Days!

  1. I don’t know if I can help you out too much, but I’m Korean! Well, Korean-American…and I’ve only been to Korea once…when I was 2 months old…your brother could probably help you out much better, but let me know if you have any questions!

  2. Very cool, Faye!! I know very little about Asian culture (aside from what I learned in cross-cultural comm. classes!) so I am eager to experience life over there, albeit for a brief period of time. My bro is even speaking some Korean now! 🙂

  3. Probably better than me…I should have stayed in Korean school when I was younger. Email me anytime and I’ll be happy to answer questions!

  4. Oh wow, challenges indeed, but both trips sound so amazing and worthwhile…I know you can do it! I’ve never been to Asia either, but my friend’s parents live in Singapore and absolutely love it! I’m sure you will have a wonderful trip, and you still have a lot of time to prepare!

  5. Hi, i am a rando visitor haha. I’m Korean and go back all the time. You have nothing to worry about!! food there is so healthy and fresh and not weird. haha. and things are so westernized including the food! my college friends (white as you can get) recently studied abroad and went to Seoul and enjoyed it so much, and they said that the food was one of the best parts of the trip! have fun!

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