October 22, 2010

Back on English soil

David and I arrived back in England early in the morning. We were greeted my David's family at the Airport. They had made a banner and had some delicious English goodies for us in the car  (amazing!) When we got back to David's house there were more banners and a Korean flag. David's Mum and his sister had also put together a very scrumptious buffet, with Union Jack plates/banners/napkins ect. The buffet contained all of David's and my favourite foods. It was sooooooooooo GOOD! I have missed you English food!

After spending a few days in Birmingham my brother took me back to the Wirral. I was spoilt even more as I got another welcome back party! My sister had made me cute signs and again my brother and sister provided another delicious very English buffet with champaign!


October 21, 2010

26 months...

Including our first contract we have been in Korea for 26 months. How time flies when you are having fun! I (Becky) am excited to go home and see all of my family. I wonder how long it will be until I start to miss Korea? I don't think it will be very long at all! ;(

October 20, 2010

Perfume from China Town

I bought a new perfume from China town, Malaysia. One of these are fake and two are real. Can you guess which one is the knock-off?! I think it is difficult!


David and I went back to England via Kuala Lumper. We are just a few days stop over but this was enough to see the sights, shop, eat some delicious food and meet up with some long lost relatives! All in all a great city break. 

October 11, 2010

Russian Korean Geisha Doll!

I received an amazing gift today! This cute home-made Russian Korean Geisha Doll!!! I love her. Thank you soooooo.... much Mary and Andrea (plus helpers!)

Saying goodbye

It's time to say good bye :( I have enjoyed my time at Paju English Village and I wish I could stay a little longer. I have met many nice people and I will miss them all!

October 10, 2010


We couldn't leave Asia without popping to Tokyo. At the last minute David and I decided to take a short trip to Japan. It was a very short visit but well worth it! We had an amazing time. I HEART Japan!

October 8, 2010

Clean Clean Clean!

I have been cleaning our apartment for a couple of days now. I have realised that I have last it too late to clean everything and pack etc. I am getting a bit nervous now. I have so much to do. I think I will be staying up all night tonight to make sure it gets done!

October 1, 2010

Last week of teaching

It has finally came. Our last week of teaching! It has been a relativity easy week. The student's are really nice and seem to be happy to be here. When the kids obviously enjoy it the weeks fly by. This makes it a great week to end on! Bye bye Gyeonggi Paju English Village, bye bye co-workers & friends, We will miss you!

Chuseok Holiday- Korean Thanksgiving.

We are off work now for one week. English Village is like a ghost town because most people have gone away on vacation. David and I have decided to stay in Paju and sort out all of our stuff. We still have a lot to pack. It seems never ending! As we are going to Japan and Malaysia on our way home I don't want to have to carry to much in my suitcase. I have decided to post more boxes home. I am posting them by land. I just hope they make it back to England.

A Diary of what we done with our week off.....

Day 1: Foreigners car boot sale in Seoul. Had lunch in Shinchon and went shopping in Ewha and Hongik.

Day 2: Went back into Seoul window shopping at the electronics market.

Day 3: Went on a ride on our scooter! Went to Geumcheon and shopping in Ilsan. Had some delicious donuts. Finally started to pack some items.

Day 4: Had a lazy morning then decided to head into Seoul even though it was raining. The bus journey that normally takes 40mins took over two hours due to the main road being flooded! When we eventually got  the subway it couldn't  take us to where we needed to go as it was flooded! After a gurgling walk and a taxi we finally got to our destination. At this point we were soaking wet. It was the wrong idea to spend the day Seoul in torrential rain!!! What do you do in Seoul when it is raining? EAT...They only thing we could think to do is cafe hop! We started off in Smoothie King. Then we moved onto Korean Cafe, Kebab/Snack Bar, Mister Donuts, GS 25 then we decided to head home with full bellies and soaking wet, everything. What a day! At least it was productive?!

Day 5:David spent the night in Seoul. I went on a ride on my scooter and went to Munsan. I walked around the shops for a couple of hours and bought some bits. Then had a variety of donuts and coffee in Dunkin-Donuts. I came back home and went for a long walk with David. Then went to a budae jigea restaurant in Paju. In the evening we came home and watched a movie.

Day 6: Went into Ilsan on the scooter and had lunch in Mc Donalds. Then went to Tesco/Home plus and David and I both bought some shoes. We done some more shopping and got a coffee and some donuts. After this we went into Geumcheon and looked round the shops and bought more items. I bought a dress and David bought a coat. After Geumcheon we headed back to Paju and had dinner in a Chinese restaurant.

Day 7:Went for a walk around Paju/ Heyri and done some packing.

Day 8: Today we had to work in ODP (one day programme) This was a nice relaxed fun work day!

Day 9:Attempted to do some packing!

Well we didn't really stay in and pack all of our stuff but we did have a great week pottering around! :)

Final Day in Insadong

As is it near the end of our stay in Korea I am really appreciating everything! I have been shopping in Insadong and I just know how much I am going to miss it when I am home. I love Insadong as it is a little different from the other shopping areas in Seoul. It is more traditional and certainly has a lot of Korean character. Insadong I will miss you!