September 8, 2010

Location, Location, Location


I realized I never actually explained exactly where I am living in South Korea. The city I live and teach in is called Bucheon. Bucheon is a wealthy suburb of Seoul that is approximately 15 miles south west of downtown Seoul.

Bucheon is on line 1 (blue) of the Seoul Metro and is around 1 hour from the center of Seoul (Seoul Station). My metro stop is called Songane (highlighted in yellow and with a red star on the map). The Seoul Metro Rapid Transit (SMRT) is very extensive and covers 1/3 of the entire country. It looks extremely confusing and overwhelming; however, it is quite intuitive once you get the hang of it. Check out this interactive map to get a better feel for Seoul’s metro system.

Lastly, I want to leave you with a video tour of my apartment. As I said before, it was very dirty, practically unlivable. After tons of cleaning, the apartment finally looks like it is mine! I hope you enjoy it! Look forward to a KPOP post tomorrow and a post soon about my first week of teaching at Bugok Middle School soon.

1 comment:

  1. ahhh everything looks so cool!!! i cant believe you are there!

    1. you live out of your suitcases anyways so your stuff lying around the apartment is just standard chris.

    2. maybe you arriving to a dirty apartment is payback for our past?

    3. i am so jealous and really like the videos