So I am currently in the process of packing my life into my backpack…yet again. It seems to be a never ending process for me as I move around from country to country so often. This time, however, is different. I will be living in my own little studio apartment for the whole year with a steady job and steady income…wow there’s a first!!
I fly from Dublin-London-Seoul on Wednesday, arriving Thursday afternoon. I must then get a bus up north to Paju. After trying to search for the exact town I’m going to, things have got a little confusing. I know I’m going to a town called Munsan-Eup in the DMZ which is the demilitarized zone (buffer zone I guess) between South and North Korea. The more I zoom in, the less detail there is and if you look at the google map of North Korea…there is No information at all.No roads, no boarders, no cities..nothing.
For the next year I will be teaching English to young learners in a Hagwon (private school) 5 days a week. It’s quite a big commitment signing a 12 month contract in a country I know little about but I am looking at it as an adventure and one big cultural experience. I would love if this post could be more informative but I am really pretty clueless about everything. Once I get settled in I will update this and let you all know how I’m getting on. For now though, I’m looking forward to the spicy food, the hot, sunny weather and a bit of Karaoke!
I leave you with this hilarious video a friend sent me…