Good Morning Daejeon!

by Jenny on March 16, 2012

It’s my first morning in South Korea and I already have a busy day ahead of me starting with unpacking my three suitcases and getting all of my stuff organized in the apartment and then packing one of them back up for the next three days that we are going to be out-of-town. Guess I have to get used to the traveling of the baseball life real fast, huh?!

Last Night

After we finally made it back to the apartment last night, I was too tired to go back out any where and just wanted to take some time to decompress and chat with Brian face to face for the first time since Arizona. We ended up ordering dinner in.

Pizza and wings!

Nothing like starting the trip off with a touch of comfort food from home, right?!

Although I already think pizza places here are better than those at home because they send candy for your post dinner treat.

If this is how everywhere in Korea is, I’m in trouble! :)

After seriously inhaling half of the pizza (I didn’t think I was that hungry until I took my first bite!) I finally got a shower and started relaxing in for the night. Our apartment is definitely an interesting little living abode compared to what I am used to but I’ll share more of the details on that later!

Breakfast

We have a grocery store/market not far from the apartment so this morning Brian and I made a stop over there before he left for the field. We were in search of bananas so that I could make oatmeal for breakfast but fell short on our quest. Instead I went with some cereal that Brian had already bought on his first shopping excursion earlier in the week.

Special K Red Berries and fat-free milk.

It’s so strange to me that the cereal had a different taste than that of Special K that I eat back home. Not in a bad way, by any means, just different!

Now it’s time to get these bags unpacked and get the apartment organized before the afternoon rolls around.

I heard the hotel that we are staying at for the next three days has a really nice fitness center and I can’t wait to get a workout in when I get there! :)

Question:

Have you ever been abroad? What was the hardest part of adjusting for you?

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mom/Bern March 16, 2012 at 9:52 am

Telly really misses you guys a lot… so do we.,.. Jen get some sleep LOL Love you both!

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2 Jenny March 17, 2012 at 8:38 am

love you too!! Give him hugs from us!

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3 @2_se March 16, 2012 at 9:57 am

How about your first impression of Korea? If you have questions about (living in) Korea, maybe I can help you. (Of course the team manager support you anyway..

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4 Jenny March 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

So far, so good!! I definitely haven’t been out enough to see much but everyone is really friendly and welcoming. I may be sending some questions your way soon once I’m a little more settled and have more to ask!!! :) Thank you!

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5 na youdong March 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

welcome the daejeon. :)
um, The costco market(코스트코) is in daejeon. i think you can buy your country grocery. :)

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6 Jenny March 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

Thank you!!! We are hoping to make a trip to Costco soon…maybe on Monday when Brian has an off day, I hope!!

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7 Hannah Todd March 17, 2012 at 1:46 am

This is so cool! I have been to Macedonia and the Canaray Islands. Both were short trips, but wonderful experiences! In Macedonia the showers were so strange!! Do you have shower walls? I know that sounds weird, but it’s a legitamate question! haha

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8 Jenny March 17, 2012 at 8:36 am

The shower is basically the whole bathroom….its really weird. One of them in our apartment has a small wall and the other has none and is actually just a shower hose connected to our sink!!!! Ill be sure to post pictures of them soon!

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9 Nayudong(korea nickname ^^;) March 17, 2012 at 11:22 pm

한국에서 판매중인 스페셜 K(Special K )는 두가지인것 같습니다.

아마도 이게 제니가 미국에서 먹던 켈로그 같네요

도움이 되었으면 합니다.

http://www.interpark.com/product/MallDisplay.do?_method=detail&sc.shopNo=0000100000&firpg=01&sc.prdNo=612901232&sc.dispNo=016001&sc.dispNo=016001

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10 Jenny March 19, 2012 at 10:42 am

ahh thanks for the link!

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