So it’s been 10 days into Parent Extravaganza 2010 and we just came back from a lovely weekend in Busan. After an arduous journey my parents finally arrived in Korea after being delayed in Japan for a night and arguing with their hotel about the definition of “paid for with miles”. I was thrilled to finally see them and we had a great time going to all the sightseeing places we’ve missed in Busan so far.
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Ahhh, 3 day weekends. Last weekend we were finally blessed to have a day off from work on Friday because of Buddha’s birthday. Traditionally, there are all kinds of festivities at Buddhist temples where they give out free meals, hand out paper lotus flowers, and…I’m not sure what else since I unfortunately didn’t get to participate in anything. Instead, we decided to knock a destination off our bucket list and visit Geoje (Koje) Island, about 45 min – 1 hour ferry ride off of Busan. Here’s how our trip went.
Last week we received our first Korean paychecks and flight reimbursement. WE. ARE. MILLIONAIRES (In Won). In case we weren’t officially teachers before, we are now. It’s surreal to think that we are employed by the Korean public school system. Our bank accounts, our insurance, and our cell phones are all 100% set up. As a celebration, on Saturday we hopped on the KTX train over to Busan for the weekend. I don’t want to give anything away, but there was a lot of Korean nudity. Really. Click below to read about our exploits.