While on Ganghwa Island we had a lot of really good food. But hands down my absolute favorite meal was our last one. We went to 오류네손칼국수, a kalguksu restaurant. 오류네손칼국수 is a small restaurant, our group took up a fourth of it. Kalguksu is a noodle dish which consists of knife-cut wheat flour noodles, what's with [...]
On our last day on Ganghwa Island we went to the history museum. The museum opened in 2010 and is located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The museum tells the history of Ganghwa island from past to present. The museum is somewhat small, but also includes a theater. While everything is in Korean a [...]
During our teachers retreat to Ganghwa we stayed at a pension called Marina. It was peaceful and within walking distance of the mud flats. There was a pool, a garden, and at least 1 dog, 2 cats, and 5 kittens. The rooms were very basic, just large empty rooms with a small kitchen, a tv [...]
One of the museums we went to on Ganghwa island was the Sound Experience Museum. The Sound Museum is packed with musical instruments that you can play with and all sorts of different unique ways sound travels. We were given a tour that was in Korean so I didn't really gain anything from it, but [...]
The Bunori Dondae are the ruins of a historical fortress on Ganghwa island. It was built in 1676 and restored in 1994. To get to it we parked nearby and climbed a steep incline up to the top of the hill. It has a beautiful view of the ocean and was filled with dragon flies.
At the end of the semester before summer classes started my coteacher told me that we would all be heading out to an island for teacher training. I didn't have a clue what this would be like and was extremely nervous. There is training for foreign teachers in South Korea but I got here too [...]