Thursday, August 24, 2006

Green eggs and ham... That ain't ham??

I'm here in Korea now. Me and my fellow teachers are staying in a resort/country club outside of Seoul called La Vie D'ors or something like that. I think it's a pretty swanky place for Korean standards. It's twenty stories high and has a golf course. There are about 20 teachers here including myself.

When I got to the Korean airport there was a man waiting for me with a sign that had my name on it. Cool! All the teachers were herded together and sent to a bus. We were soon off to the resort but the bus driver got lost on the way so it took us an extra hour to get there. There were a few impatient westerners on that bus, to say the least.

When we arrived at the resort, we got our rooms (4 guys to a room, 2 girls... sexism!!) and then went down for supper. Our meal was a soup like dish made with Mr. Noodle, wieners, and Spam (yes, Spam!?). It was spicy and not very good. Some of the teachers who have been here before said that this wasn't typical Korean food. Thank god.

For breakfast, we had scrambled and boiled eggs with green insides. There was hashbrowns, bread, bananas, and then a bunch of stuff I don't know what to call. A pea soup like dish, corn and peas in a sauce, tomatoes, salad, and a few other things I can't even begin to describe. Interesting to say the least.

It's crazy humid here but we have air conditioning in our rooms but they weren't turned on when we arrived. By the time I fell asleep the air was beginning to cool. The elevators are the coolest room in the resort.

Will, I'm off to the resort to grab a shower and begin the orientation.
I can't even think of anything witty to conclude, so I'll just say this......


Jan said...

Glad to hear u made it in one piece! Green eggs?!? Better you than me!

Richard said...

Yup, green eggs. I passed on them this morning though.

And I'm not so sure I'm in one piece... there is definitely a portion of me left behind... but I'll get over it.