18. Moving out

We packed our stuff, cleaned the room and waited. As has been the case many a time here in Yangpeyong, the language barrier – not to mention possible cultural differences, have caused much confusion and every time we end up sitting waiting for our hosts to give us some kind of directions or take some…

17. Patiently Waiting

Tomorrow we leave for farm number 2. Although we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay with this family, we are packed and ready to go on our merry way. We have spent the last two days doing nothing much, as it is cold and snowy outside. More updates to come… We are not sure what the…

15. Dumpling Madness

Today we made enough pork dumplings to feed an entire army… which is a fitting metaphor, as we have a constant rumble of army jets and helicopters flying overhead. Before you get worried, there is an army base lying in the mountains behind Yangpyeong. World war 3 may be an impending doom, what with Donald…

13. Three monks and one unforgettable day

We were told to “take it easy” until 5pm the next day, so we planned to take another trip to Yangpyeong city and my hope of finding a pizza place was rekindled. But it turned out that our host had a completely different day planned for us. The first monk had started off as a…

Our Journey to the Floor

This is our bed: This bed has caused many varying and ambiguous feelings as well as a few sore hips and tailbones, but as our backs and emotions begin to straighten out I may as well write a post about it. If you can’t tell from the picture, we are lying on the floor. Nothing but a…

11. Lazy day interrupted

Day 11, Sunday, God’s day. With a long awaited, though unnecessary, day off we decided to spend the day by ourselves in Yangpyeong. But this special day must be kicked off in the right way – by sleeping in. By 11 o’clock we were up and about, fresh from the shower and about to do…

10. Mountain Trekking and Face Stuffing

This morning was a lazy one. We had arranged to meet the host on the farm at 10am, but we arrived half an hour late (gasp! This really messed with our Scandinavian punctuality). The alarm was set for 8:15… when the time came, however, we decided to have a little lie-in. We must have been tired;…

9. Downtown Yangpyeong ->양평

Day 9 we got up and prepared to go to the farm for another day of work, but then the mother surprised us by deciding we should rather take trip to Yangpyeong first. We drove – and I remain in awe of the ease at which they skilfully navigate the intricate and absurdly narrow roads…

Day 7 – still alive

Work, work, work, work, work, work..! And a short photo session in the Village, otherwise what looks to become a typical day in Yangpyeong, South Korea. //Louise

6. Don’t Forget to Relax

We are nearly a whole week away from home, and I am still tired and confused. I think anyone who has been to South Korea as a western tourist will agree that it is not your usual, relaxing get-away location. The language barrier in itself creates many misunderstandings, if you then add on a cultural…

5. Don’t assume.

Hmm.. so day 5 has been a quite strange day and oh so confusing. The husband’s mother had been hospitalized so the mother brought us with her to the hospital where we met the husband for the first time. As interesting as visiting a Korean hospital was, it was even more confusing. But afterwards the…