I must admit – I have been very lazy with the blog and have evidently abandoned it for almost two months. The purpose of this blog was to record my experience of reverse culture shock in Korea after spending fifteen collective years in Canada. Well, I must say that six months after returning to Korea I have adjusted to the life back in motherland and really started to enjoy my time here in Korea.
So for the past two months I have met a lot of people and made some great new friends. I noticed that the expatriate community in city of Daejeon is quite strong and tight. I was fortunate enough to be involved in new activities, learning experiences, and career opportunities. All in all, my hometown is treating me very well and therefore I am grateful.
I want to share one of the new experiences I recently had – it’s called a hash run. I was not sure what it was until my friend explained to me that it involves “running” and “beer”. Okay, two things that I like. Done. Who would have thought of drinking beer while running? Must be a genius.
The sun was already setting as we ventured on our quest. Past few weeks has been amazingly hot and humid that I almost lost my will to get out of my bed. I guess the summer steam is one of the several things on my list that will take some time for me to get used to.
The trail near Daedong station had interesting murals and mosaic works on the walls. It was a pleasant surprise to see some unique street art works at unexpected point of location.
A windmill on top of the hill was no doubt a cherry on top. It was lovely to see the sun setting behind the city as a background of this humble windmill. I think the mix of beer-soju made it all even better.
Walking and running through the eastern part of the city. I was born in Daejeon and spent my childhood in this small town but never actually been to this part of the city. Amazing how you see new stuff everyday when you thought you know it all.
Best part of the hash run was indeed the after party – and they did manage to select the top spot for it. The lighted pagoda up in a small neighborhood park was perfect for our little gathering highlighted with chicken and beer. Such a great activity to explore the city and a perfect way to end a Saturday.