Back in England at last! Lots of cheese (best cheese in the world), oven cooking, my lovely friends, family and my cat (you can see him below)!
There really is a big difference between the UK and South Korea, it seems even the smallest things are different. For example going shopping, in the UK you can never find a sales assistant and in Korea they chase you around the store. However I must say the shopping is much much better here in England 🙂 but….. finding a job seems to be difficult right now so I am hoping I will find one soon! fingers crossed…..
Here’s some photos of my lion heart:
Wow! What happened to this year ? 12 months has already flown by here in South Korea. What a year it has been, lots of ups and downs, some great memories and some horrible.
One thing I will miss is weekend trips to Seoul to look around art galleries and explore. Seoul really is a great city and reminds me of back home in London. Which brings me to my first problem… why did I decide to live in a small city….. wow so much harder than I thought! Small town life is not for me, I enjoy walking around busy streets, checking out cool little stores and observing urban culture.
Another great memory I have had here is travelling around Korea, seeing the green tea fields, climbing to the top of mountains, and exploring Buddhist temples and shrines. I have met many nice people here and also many I would rather not see ever again… well that’s life.
I never thought I would be homesick but it really hit me hard around Christmas time when I didn’t feel well and i missed home cooked foods and my creature comforts. However, my DS, trashy Korean TV, Starbucks and Retroho have kept me sane.
As the chapter is closing , I am anxious and excited to see what will be happening in the next one, and what life back in the UK will hold for me. Here’s a few of my explorations:
Spring has come! I took this photo yesterday at the Maehwa Flower Festival in Hadong, South Korea.
This summer head down to the beach with this ultra slick backpack from South Korean designer BoynMen. The natural tones will compliment your summer 2009 preppy style.
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