Sunday, June 30, 2013
Actually, make that two photos, because there's one I think my dad and brothers might find interesting:
It's like a rototiller with no blades rigged to pull a trailer! How cool is that? Apparently you'll see these things all over the island. Anyway, that's all I've got. This is Captain Danger out.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Today, for our first weekend on the island, we did one of the famous Olle hiking trails with another couple from work. These are trails that go all around the coast of the island. We did number 19 today which was an 18.8 km trail that went through many different sites on Jeju. We started by taking the bus to the starting point, a memorial building, then the route continued through some peaceful farmland, across a couple beautiful beaches and paths right along the ocean, and through some jungle type vegetation. It gave us a chance to see many different views and scenes of Jeju-do. It was a really good hike with some beautiful scenery and we had a great time. Now that I have seen some of the beautiful beaches, next on my list of things to do is a beach day.
Anyways, we moved into our apartment last night. It has a pretty good sized bedroom, a smaller second bedroom, and a pretty good living room and kitchen area. Plus, it has an enclosed porch all the way around two sides of our apartment which is really nice and has a good view. All in all, it is really nice to be in Korea again. The ward was super nice and so welcoming and I am sure we are really going to love our year here.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Well here we go. Just for the record I'm not entirely satisfied with the name of this blog and I'm open to suggestions. I mean, it's pretty good, but not quite what we were looking for. I was all "For Captain Danger And Wife," but Nancy shut that one down. Anyway, here's the first post. Follow. Comment. Share. And if enough people start following then maybe we'll put ads on it and start making money. (Just joking. But then again, why not right? ) At any rate you aren't here to read about my slight dissatisfaction with the blog title or how I want to use our readers to make money. No, you want to hear about how we sat our butts on the biggest plane I've ever been on for a ridiculous amount of time so we could cross the pacific ocean. And we did. And it seriously was a ridiculous amount of time. There was a map showing how far we had gone so far and it was just depressing, because while we were making progress it was negligible. Also, those big planes are LOUD. I could hardly hear a word Nancy said half the time. Anyway, we made it, and here's a list of things I've learned on my first day in Korea:
1. Korean airports either don't have or don't use their air conditioning. Just sayin'.
2. If I ever drive here it's going to have to be with a near perfect mix of offense and defense. Last night on the way to the hotel (read "hostel" really) where we'll be staying for our first week, I wished several times that I was wearing my seatbelt, but I'm pretty sure it was broken.
3. "Imnidah" it's something that a whole gob Of Korean words have. I don't know of it's some kind of word ending or a word or what but it gets said a lot.
4. Taxis are nicer cars than I thought they'd be.
5. Humidity really makes me sweat.
6. Church goes about the same in Korea, just everyone is speaking Korean.
7. Koreans will pronounce my name either as "Creep" (My personal favorite) or "Cuhlippa."
That's all I've got for the moment. I'll leave it at that for the day. We start work tomorrow and I'm sure I'll have something to say about that. This Is Captain Danger out.