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Korea in 54 Days!

Posted Jan 04 2010 12:55am

Fifty-four days from now (Feb 27), my husband and I will board a ginormous 747 jet non-stop from Chicago to Seoul, where we’ll spend a week with my brother in his temporarily-adopted city of Gunsan.

Though we’ve both traveled extensively in Europe and Latin America, neither of us have ever been to Asia — so we’re in for some culture shock, I’m sure!

That said, I couldn’t be more excited to see where my brother is living, teaching English, hanging out. It’ll be the trip of a lifetime and I feel fortunate to be able to do this now, while we’re still (relatively) young and don’t have children yet.

Still, it’s going to be a big risk for me, food-wise.  I’m not at all familiar with Korean food, and it’s known for being spicy and I’m not going to be able to order how I’m used to ordering things here. So in that respect, I really am going to need to be open-minded and branch out. To be honest, I think it’ll be a really good challenge for me.

And following this trip, I’m joining MamaV on a panel at Roni’s FitBloggin’ conference in Baltimore! So this means I have not one, but two major time-sensitive incentives to buckle down and get a grip on my relationship with food.

Anyway, just wanted to share my news before the crazy first-week-back-at-work-begins!

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