Wednesday, September 30, 2009

...and we're back

I don't think it's really sunk in that I've moved to Korea, but here I am. Some people seemed surprised that I was returning. Apparently my blog posts over the summer gave the impression that I had a rather unpleasant experience in Korea. That would be incorrect. Really, aside from the living situation, I had a good time. Good enough to come back anyway.
I got in Saturday evening and have been more or less dealing w/ jet lag since so I'm not very settled. Also, I don't have a place to live yet. Apparently apartments in Seoul (or at least Gangnam) sell out as soon as they're available. So for now I'm living in a hotel in Suwon. It's not as shady as the love hotel I stayed in before leaving, but it's a lot roomier and does have a jacuzzi tub, so I can't really complain.
I think I mentioned the horrible homogeneity of Korean cities before, but lacked proper photo documentation. Well, here's the view from my hotel of some commercial buildings in Yeongtong. You've now seen half of the buildings in Korea. I'll have to put up a photo of an apartment complex to complete the picture.
Anyway, not much of interest in this post. Just throwing something up to try and get in the habit of it.

Monday, September 14, 2009


So despite sparse posts and a lack of pictures, the blog's been picked up for round 3. Starting next week (assuming the visa paperwork happens) I'll be back in Korea. Unfettered internet and camera access as well as an improved location (Seoul instead of Suwon) should lead to higher quality ranting.