Friday, July 1, 2011

This is how I find peace. This is a ride to the Han River.

The ride to the Han River is just long enough to feel I'm going somewhere, but short enough to do after a days work. I can't quite pinpoint the reason, but whenever I'm on the trail, I feel as though I'm part of a special community separate from those within the limits of the surrounding cities.

Here, I can think, I can remind myself of priorities, and I can feel free of all obligations.

The Han River itself reminds me of Portland's Willamette River. It's not clean to say the least, but still has a magical quality about it that makes you want to stare forever. Its numerous giant bridges each have their own unique qualities, but still relate in possessing the ability to make all underneath feel like tiny little ants.


  1. Hey. I like your photography. Keep it up. :)

  2. Hello.

    I was excited to find your blog about Anyang. I am going to be teaching there starting in August. Any recommendations on things to do, tips to make life easier, or just general English teaching tips would be great!

    Thank you,


    PS: Your photos are wonderful and your students seem very happy!

  3. Hi Lea :)

    Anyang is such a great place to live. One thing I remember about my pre-departure was being a little nervous about the city because of how little information there is about it online. Once you get here, you'll realize it's of pretty decent size, but still a peaceful place. It's also very close to Seoul, putting pretty much everything in reach.

    What has been best for me here is getting involved in groups that involve both foreigners and Koreans that come from all scopes of life. Too many native English teachers congregating together tends to get negative. I'm sure you'll find what works for you best when you get here, though. Feel free to message me when ya get here and I'd be happy to meetup for coffee.

    Cheers, Lana