Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Welp, we're finally here!

After much preparation and nearly 6 months of vacation, we have finally arrived in South Korea. Now many of you might be thinking: "What are you doing in Korea?" That is a great question that we are still asking ourselves (wink). Even though I had imagined myself living in a warmer, more tropical place like South America, somehow Danny and I ended up here where kimchi (fermented cabbage) is a staple and neither of us can speak or read the language. We'll be teaching English in a public school somewhere in S. Korea for a year and tomorrow we officially start our new jobs. We are both excited, but it still feels like we are just going on vacation, not moving.

We flew with four, fifty pound bags and two carryon suitcases which contained not only clothes but sheets, kitchen knives, a year supply of deoderant, a pound of taco seasoning, and a lot more. This blog is here to document our adventure together, and we hope you have fun reading it! Goodbye America...Hello Korea!

The view from our Hotel of central Seoul.

The Seoul fish market where you can buy and eat fresh fish. The food is so fresh that squid will still suction to your tongue as you chew. Yikes.

Danny and his friend from CSU, JP. JP took us around Seoul our first day and gave us a great tour of local life in Seoul.


  1. Don't know how it's possible but America has changed already since you've been gone... :-( We miss you guys already but can't wait to share in your S. Korean journeys~!
    LOVE you!
    Robb and Mel

  2. We are so looking forward to your Korean adventure! I know that this is an exciting time for you both...new worlds, new friends to be made, new foods to learn to like...we miss you! Our house is a lot quieter with you gone. Love you and will look forward to each posting!
    Momma D

  3. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Glad we'll have a way to keep up with you two and look forward to living vicariously through you:)
    Love you!!
    A, E, N & B

  4. Just looked thru your pictures again...and had a rush of love for you guys. Missing you a lot! Mom's got a Korean clock on our monitor so it is easy to see and think of what you might be doing.
    We got a nice note from San Fran today. Thanks!
    Love ya'
    Poppa D

  5. Danny and Katy,
    What an adventure. I loved the pictures and all your creative descriptions of the food. Sounds like you're in the right place! I may be heading that way this summer on a ship, who knows you might be the ones to show me around. Have a great time learning!
    Aunt Kristi

  6. I'm so glad I can see what you're up to with this blog. I think it's a very exciting thing and am hoping that there may be a chance to see you this summer.

  7. hey Danny and katy!!^^ I'm in Seoul.. still feel tired but had praise & worship team practice in the morning....;;;

    Have internet access there?^^

  8. Ah, that's my Korean name... I'm Mike!!^^