I’m a former American ex-pat who resided in Changwon/Masan, near Busan, South Korea. I worked in the Chang for about four years, met my now ex-husband there, got married in Seoul, and we had our first child in Busan. I have seen the good, the bad, and the outrageous in Korea, and when it was all said and done, I’m glad I got out alive, and like little Dorothy from Kansas said, “There’s no place like home.”
I live in my hometown in Illinois now with my three daughters. I work in crop insurance (crops are about all we got around here), and I can confidently say that I’m glad I’ve left teaching solidly in the past. I’m much happier back home, and I’m not sorry that we got out when we did.
I have also lived in Germany and France. Paris was amazeballs and not at all overrated. Germany was also awesome, and I’m going back someday for an extended vacation. I miss it. Well, not the weather, but definitely the beer, the people, and the trains. I love German trains.
I also enjoy sailing, camping, canoeing, float trips, and long, long car rides in the middle of nowhere. I read constantly, and I love writing, so I’m rather enjoying the outlet that the blog provides. Hopefully you’ll find the information witty, interesting, informative, and entertaining, if not all at once.