Sunday, April 28, 2013

An Expat Q&A

Today I'm linking up with Belinda and The Hemborg Wife for an Expat to Expat Q&A about my favorite season in my current residence of South Korea!
Ok, a bit of my expat background: After getting married, hubs and I decided that we didn't want to settle down quite yet. So we found jobs teaching English overseas and the rest is history! We currently live on a small island on the very southern tip of South Korea but hubs and I are both originally from Tulsa, OK. We have lived here since February of 2011 and are planning for a few more years abroad!
1. What was your favorite season back home and is it the same now; why or why not?
My favorite season back home was definitely spring and it's still the same here! We actually have very similar weather in Tulsa compared to where we live now in Korea and couldn't be happier about it. Very mild winters, humid summers but spring and fall are to die for. 

2. Is there a place you would want to move to based solely on the weather?
New Zealand. We were able to visit on our honeymoon over two years ago and the weather was fantastic. Another bonus is that no matter what the weather is, there's still so much you can do outdoors!
3. What is a piece an article of clothing that you had to buy for your new home due to the weather? i.e. galoshes, winter coat, etc
Rain coat and rain boots! I had these back home but it was never a necessity to use them. But here during rainy season, if you aren't prepared, you can be soaked in seconds!

4. Have you found the weather stereotypes of your new home to be true?
Yes yes yes! We were told that there wasn't much snow (true), rainy season you would be soaked and to always bring an extra pair of clothes with you (true) and in summer you would be dripping with sweat when you walked out the door (very unfortunate, but true).

5. Is there somewhere you would never live based solely on the weather?
This one breaks my heart because we have heard so many outstanding things about the country, but I just don't think I could bear the cold of winter in Norway. We look forward to visiting someday though! We're just going to make sure it's during summer. 

6. What are you looking forward to most this spring?
Being outside again! Winters are horrible here and being close to the water, it brings bitter cold winds. We're looking forward to beach days, camping, and lots of bike rides.
7. Where you live, what is your go to outfit for spring?
Jeans, Toms shoes, a tshirt and scarf.

8. What is one thing or event that you miss that happens back home at this time of the year?
Barbecue get togethers! I miss being outside in a backyard (most people live in apartments here) full of friends and family and having the grill going. 

9. If your hubs could bring home a bouquet of any type of flower, what you pick?
Anemones. They've always been a favorite of mine and our wedding was covered in them! Luckily I've seen them here too!
10. What does your perfect Saturday look like?
This last Saturday was hard to beat. Waking up and making breakfast together (crepes are a favorite in our household) then hiking up with our hammock. Setting it up in the trees overlooking the water and napping or reading books. 
Bonus:  Are there any special holidays in your new country in the month of May?
Yes! And we're so excited for some time off! It's Buddah's Birthday the middle of May and we're looking forward to hopefully making the most of the three day weekend and taking a trip somewhere.
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