Friday, March 2, 2012

Never Ending Journey

Hello friends and family!

What a week it's been!  Last Friday I finally left Minnesota and made my way to South Korea.  After two sleepless days of packing and flying I just wanted to get to my new apartment and make myself at home. But, as luck would have it, my apartment wasn't ready yet.  Instead, myself and three other new teachers ended up in a motel for four days. This really wasn't the end of the world, but living out of a suitcase (or in my case three of them) isn't the most comfortable situation.

Last Minute Packing
The funny part is, that in Korea, some motels/hotels are a bit different than the states.  I think the best way to describe where I stayed is a "love motel".  Let me try to explain.  When Korean couples (unmarried) want to spend the night together they have to go a motel.  My understanding is that sex before marriage is a big no-no and most people live with their parents until they get married.  I think you can figure out the rest (-; Anyways, it was really funny (and awkward) to see random couples on their way in or out of the motel if you catch my drift. The parking lots are even indoors and placards are available to cover car license plates for privacy.  Here is a picture of my room. Fancy pants!

Love Motel <3

Now it's Friday again and I am finally in my very own apartment. I am appreciating it all the more!!!  More details to follow.


  1. I wanna see your apartment! I am surprised that you know what the "love hotel"means. You are exactly right. OMG!!!

  2. Exciting to see your pics of the City and you out and about.
    Had fun at Brandon & Christelle's party - they talked alot about Korea.

  3. Not a whole lot of new content on this blog. I may have to ubsubscribe from the feed :(