I wanted to post some photos so people would know that Korea is not a third world country, but is in fact a first world country. Many people I told about my upcoming move to Korea thought I was joining the Peace Corps or an international aid organization to teach English to poor villagers. I think many people conjured up images of post war Vietnam circa 1980 imagining rice paddies, bend farmers in triangle hats, and army jeeps carrying me into the jungle. I think this is what people imagined because when Nathan told me he was going to Korea it's what I thought of initially.
When I said that I was being paid for the teaching and that Korea was a modern country I'm not sure who really believed me. I continued to get comments about people here eating my cat, some wondered if they had computers here.
So, the following photos serve two purposes - one to show people what Korea looks like being here (and also to assure Jaime that the hospitals here are adequate and to assure Theresa that I'm able to get sweets) and two to emphasize that first world country thing from above.
Am I being defensive? Either way, enjoy!
I don't know how to comment on my photos so that they have titles. I'll have to have Nathan teach me some blogging tips when he visits this weekend. So, in order of apperance the photos are of Jason in a mirror, downtown Ulsan, Jared and I looking at wine, nightime Ulsan, the view from our apartment, our apartment, a bakery, and a hospital.