Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Eurotrip Part 1 - Paris

Paris, the city of romance, artists, inspiration and the setting to many a romantic movie. Is it all it's cracked up to be? The answer is an emphatic yes, and no and maybe. It just depends...

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Ice fishing

It took us almost two years to finally go ice fishing. Considering what a fishing fanatic I am this is actually ridiculous. Each time we planned to go our plans were thwarted by work (the Korean last minute "didn't we tell you about it two months ago-you have training on Saturday") or weather (the -17°C plus wind chill factor that us Durbanites just can't handle).

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Irrigation Dam

Irrigation/Pressure Dam aka "The Secret Spot"

This has been an incredible and strange spot to fish. Not sure if it's even allowed but there are no "no-fishing" signs and nobody has complained. But to be safe I won't be sharing this location. 

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Christmas in Korea

Being away from family on Christmas is not always easy. I get this intense fear of missing out on all the family events (and all the food) going on at home. Korea doesn't really celebrate Christmas (even Christian families) in the whole festiveness of it all. You'll find the odd Christmas tree and lights in certain areas and in some shopping malls, but generally, people work right up to and straight after Christmas. It's so strange, but it makes me not really miss home and family, because it doesn't even feel like Christmas!!

But of course, we didn't let this stop us from celebrating and celebrating well!! This is how we did it!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Jirisan National Park - A Surprise Winter Wonderland

Right at the end of November we planned a trip to Jirisan National Park. We had been before, doing a small hike to Ssangyesa Temple, but this time we went to a different part of the Park, to Nogodan Peak. My co-teacher had recommended it as an easy, yet pretty walk, that was easy enough for her daughter to tag along too without (too much) complaining.