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Weekend in Busan

Posted in Destinations with tags , on March 30, 2010 by Joel

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.

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When life gives you lemons…

Posted in Destinations, Unexpected with tags , , on January 26, 2010 by Gina

The time is fast approaching for us to actually get on a plane and begin our yearlong adventure. But in the meantime, we had to make it up to Baltimore one last time to see my sister before we left. Little did we know we’d make it just in time for the snowpocalypse.

We arrived Thursday night to a calm and peaceful city. Friday morning it started flurrying, and I said to my sister, ‘is this it? doesn’t seem like this could equal the predicted 20+ inches of snow’ she laughed and said, ‘umm, no, it’s not snowing yet.’

So for the rest of the day the snow got harder and harder, until the whole city shut down to board themselves up preparing for the blizzard of all blizzards. Still seemed a little odd coming from a city where the frequent tropical storms and minor hurricanes don’t phase anyone.

So instead of staying in like the rest of the city, we decided to venture out Friday night to have a few drinks at Brewer’s Art, an awesome bar that is thankfully walking distance from her house. We had to carry umbrellas to block the crazily blowing snow at this point. After enjoying a few Resurrections we decided we’d head home. As we walked through the doors on the way out, the bartender passed us and scoffed, laughing ‘Good Luck!’

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