Thursday, January 12, 2012

Our year in pictures

I can't believe that it has been nine months since we left Korea and we both still miss the people, food, and lifestyle. It really was one of the best years of our lives. A lot has happened since we left Korea. We went backpacking around South East Asia and then I returned home to South Africa briefly before jetting off to Sweden to start a Masters programme. Oliver is in South Africa doing what he loves, photographing and has also started his own blog. We are still together and still happy but every now and then we both miss Korea terribly. I thought it would be nice to show you our year in pictures, or at least a glance of our year in pictures. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

20 Questions on our experience in Korea

1. Describe your overall Korean experience:

Claudia: Korea has been amazing! I am so happy that we decided to come here and experience a culture that is so different to our own. I have grown so much this year and I have had so many laughs and happy times. Korea has forever made an impression on my heart.

Oliver: Awesome! And nothing else.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Korea...friends

First a tribute to Korea and then a tribute to the friends made in Korea!!! We love you guys!! Thanks for making our time here so special!!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Korea...a video tribute

We just made a five minute video to pay tribute to all that Korea is....hope you enjoy it!!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Korea Fuck Yeah

With just under two weeks left I watched this video again. I first watched it before we came to South Korea and I was confused. Now I have watched it as my year came to a close and it all makes SO MUCH SENSE.


Friday, April 15, 2011

A climb to the top

Phew, can you believe it, Oliver and I are into our last month in Korea and it is steaming ahead quickly.

Last weekend we headed to a place we have been meaning to go to since we arrived, Seoraksan National Park. We know that Autumn is the most beautiful time to visit but we also know that that is when prices sky rocket and there are incredible crowds, so much so that you can't take a step in front of you without someone knowing about it. Now I am no seasoned mountain climber but that doesn't sound like an ideal way to climb a mountain. When I am huffing and puffing I need time to stop and having someone cramped up just behind me just would not be great. So we lost the best scenery for a more comfortable climb and it turned out to spectacular!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Valentine's Day...no...White Day...no, Black Day!

What?

Everyone of us knows Valentine's Day. It's a day on which big companies and corporations get to make lots and lots and lots of money. Or is it a day on which starcrossed lovers get to express their undying devotion for one another by showering the loved one in a hailstorm of gifts and goodies? Either way, we know what it is. Here in Korea it is very similar, the big difference being that the 'showerer' is the girl, and the 'showeree' is the guy, in layman's terms, the girl gives the guy gifts.

Exactly one month after the abovementioned day comes White Day, which I have talked about in a previous entry. Read it to get up to speed if you must. Very basically it's the reverse of Valentine's...so the guy gives the girl the gifts.

Here is now the final part of this amazing trilogy, and it has been given the oh-so beautiful name of Black Day. In Korea there is no issue giving a day this name, but I am quite certain that in other parts of the world, the name might not go down quite so well.