In this week's video blog, I give you a run down of what it is really like to live in South Korea, the situation in North Korea, and how I've checked off one more item on my bucket list before I finish teaching English! Enjoy this short blurb of my life in Seoul and meet the new additions to my family!
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
There is a huge story going on in North Korea. It is scary, frightening, and whether you are an English teacher in South Korea or not, it deserves our attention. You probably know what I am talking about about because you watch the news. Unless you are living under a rock, how could you not know?
The whole North Korea-South Korea craze is driving a lot of people crazy, myself included initially. I was totally freaked out the day of Kim Jong Il’s death. My co-workers and I even talked about how we would plan an escape to Jamsil, swim across the Han River to safety because that was our only way out, no trains, just swimming. This all happened as I was finishing the last term of my first year teaching English in Korea, knowing that I would be in America soon.
One of the must-visit places for English teachers in Korea is the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone).. It is an experience that introduces you to the only country that is still divided in the world today. The best part about this tour is the opportunity to visit one of the four discovered underground tunnels that were dug by North Korea to target Seoul in a secret attack. Of course the thought of a war still freaks most of us out, but we are pretty persuaded that there will not be a war (an extremely slight chance).