I can’t believe I’ve been in Halifax for two weeks today - it still feels like I just got here. Week 15 was all about trying to get back on track: finally shaking off those 12 hours of jetlag, dealing with a lingering cold, getting back into running regularly, and heading out for an interview a day. Some notable moments from the week included soaking up the sun on the Halifax waterfront with a book in-hand, a running workout at a fog-shrouded field, and (finally!) getting our couch.
Week 14 /
At a gas station on the outskirts of Truro, on the way to Halifax, my car broke down. Click, click, nothing. Thankfully I got a boost (and a few more throughout the week) and made it to Halifax in one piece. Between interviews, getting a much-needed haircut, moving in and a trip to IKEA, it was an exciting week getting settled into my new home city.
Week 13 /
So between leaving Korea and moving to Halifax, these updates kind of fell off the boat. Thankfully, I’ve managed to keep taking a photo a day (more or less). Week 13 was spent saying goodbye, saying hello, and heaving four full-sized suitcases around train stations, airports and the backs of cars. I spent a lot of this week in transit: from Gwangju to Incheon, to Vancouver, Toronto and finally Halifax. By the time Brianna and I landed at 1:00 AM Saturday, I was a zombie. After the sun rose and a filling Big Stop breakfast with my parents, we drove back up to Miramichi for a day, then paid a visit to the beach in Bathurst. The next day, I headed out to Halifax.
Week 12 /
When I wrote my last post about rainy season in Gwangju, I didn't expect to actually call back the rain. This weekend saw the return of downpours. As I write this, I'm trying to dry out my journal, my backpack is still dripping and I'm starting to question whether or not my Daiso umbrella can handle much more.
I kicked off last week with an allergic reaction like I've never had before: a day full of sneezing, a runny nose and puffy eyes. On Thursday, we faced down a typhoon; thankfully the damage was limited to a few tree branches. And on Saturday, our last weekend in Korea, we spent four hours dancing with PSY. Sunday was occupied by cleaning, packing and a lot of rest for my tired feet.
This week is my last in Korea: on Thursday we hop on a train to Seoul after school, and on Friday afternoon we fly to Canada. But that's next week. For now, here's Week 12.
Rainy season has been over for weeks now. Torrential downpours and unpredictable weather now replaced by a never-ending stretch of heat and humidity. But with a typhoon approaching later this week, it seemed like an apt time to share some photos off a roll of film from this summer that had been forgotten.
Week 11 /
Week 10 /
A full week of school, inescapable heat, a weekend trip to Busan and only three more weeks until Canada. Here's Week 10.
Week 9 /
The film from Japan has been mailed out, Korea feels even hotter than when I left and there's only three weeks left at school. Here's week 9: