Although Korea is very, very different than America; life is actually quite the same. We are fortunate to live across the street from the commisary, base exchange and the library. So it easy enough for me to get out by myself. Now one drawback is that all of the groceries are shipped in from the states, which means very little fresh fruit. The commissary and exchange are small, so there isn’t a big selection; but it serves our needs, so it’s not a problem.
Our accommodations are decent. The dorm includes a small kitchen. There is no dishwasher; but it’s great to be able to cook our own meals. There is no space for a table; instead we have a counter with 2 barstools.
The bathroom, oddly enough, is right off the kitchen.
Then there are two rooms, one of which is a bedroom, the other is a living room.
Now the odd part is that there is a sink in each of these rooms. The dorms were designed to have 2 roommates, which shared the kitchen and the bathroom; but, each of their bedrooms had their own sink and walk in closet where they could get ready after showering.
Ok, so the curtains are ugly; but they are heavy and keep out the light. This is very important when you are suffering from jetlag and need some extra sleep! So it isn’t five star living but it’s cozy.
It is recommended to drink bottled water here. So Aquarius Spring!’s brightly colored label has become my constant companion here. It’s bottled in the states by Coca-Cola so it tastes just like any other bottled water. Now Korean Coca-Cola tastes a little different than American Coca-Cola; but, Japanese Coca-Cola tastes nothing like American Coca-Cola.
I have also had to buy myself a watch; because, I usually use the clock on my phone and since my phone is turned off here, it’s not much help. Luckily, I found this cute little Mickey Mouse watch for cheap!
So for now life in Korea has been calm and quiet which is much needed after the stress I have been through followed by the crazy travel it takes to get here.
Quote of the moment: Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. ~A. Sachs