Mirror Reflections – South Korea & Russia


Life in Korea

I am a 24 year old photojournalist teaching English for a year (I arrived on May 23rd) on the small island of Jindo, at South Korea’s southwestern-most tip.  I am in a very rural area, so I work at seven public middle schools, as well as teaching the teachers themselves twice a week.  I have 823 students, and I see each class approximately once every two weeks.

There are only 4 other foreigners here in town, but the area is beautiful and I enjoy going for walks through the paddies in the evenings after work, so it’s not so bad.  Plus, the famous Jindo dogs are everywhere.

*Note: “Waygook” is the Korean word for “foreigner”.

Visit: http://jindowaygook.wordpress.com/

Kostroma, Russia

Life in Russia

In this first of a 3-part series, we present a list to help you Spot the Americans!by looking at behavior and appearance.  This is a good natured list full of stereotypes that have some weight, as many items on the list reflect my American conduct.  So, please, don’t be offended!

Also, those world citizens that travel are usually more refined and intelligent than stereotypes of various nationalities would suggest… so again, please take all of this with a pinch of salt!

Soon, in the second part of this series, we will interview a fairly typical American  to try to understand what is unique about American thinking and attitudes………

Visit: http://www.amrusob.blogspot.ru/

Also visit: https://hague6185.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/4159/

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