Our first year in South Korea is coming to an end. On Monday, we finished our contract with our school, but are helping out with classes until the end of this week. As ESL teachers in Korea, the school provided us with housing. Now that we are done with our contracts, we have to get out of our apartment by the end of the week. This is why we have been a bit AWOL this week on the blog.
We have some exciting news about what’s next for us, but we will save that for a later post… Right now, we are moving into a temporary apartment about five miles up the road and into Seoul. Our last apartment was right outside of the city limits, but we are now officially going to be Seoulites! The place is right next door to Ryan’s school in Geumcheon. We are going to miss our old apartment, though. We loved everything about it, from the location, to the amazing views.
The new apartment is even smaller than our last, and with that we are getting rid of some stuff and trying to get down to the basics. After a year in Korea, we have, somehow, managed to accumulate more stuff than we had imagined. This became pretty apparent as soon as we started packing. We are hoping to be able to get all of our things into two large suitcases and a couple of backpacks as soon as everything is said and done. Minimalistic living makes travel much easier.
In the meantime, stay tuned for what’s next for us at Hedger’s Abroad!