Pretty Yeosu


It’s Monday evening here and we’re getting ready to eat our usual delivery food and watch some TV. But before I do, I’ll give you a quick recap on our weekend.
We headed out Friday afternoon and caught a three-hour train to the small city of Yeosu, located on the southern coast of Korea. We had heard great things about it and wanted to check it all out.

There weren’t many beaches, but the rocky coastline was beautiful. And the city is home to one of the most beautiful temples in Korea, located high above a rocky cliff with seaside views.

We spent our Valentine’s Day walking through every nook and cranny of the city, up temple steps, around parks, and looking out over the water from lighthouses. It was a beautiful warm day–maybe one of our warmest yet. I even was able to take off my coat for a few hours–heaven! For dinner, we chowed down on some pizza. Deeee-lish!

Here are a few pictures of the trip. Check out more in the photo gallery!

PS: Random note on Monday night: It’s FREEZING here again. I just rode my bike to the grocery store (Kathryn you know the route!) and I was covered from head to toe in hat, coat, gloves, boots, and even a scarf covering my mouth and nose—I had to protect myself from the bitter cold. But even with only my eyes showing, I was yelled at from across the street. “HELLO!!!!”
How can they even tell? I said outloud to myself–a sure sign I am going crazy in this cold weather.

PPS: Another random tidbit: We are working a little bit shorter days again for a week and half while our students are out on “spring” break. Their new school year starts March 1 so we are working teacher work days until they return.


  1. Marilyn says:

    Lovely shots! Glad to have found your blog…and though my time is just starting in South Korea…it doesn’t hurt to have as many ex-pat friends as possible. Kindest regards, Marilyn


  2. amyhoso says:

    Hi there! I found your pictures online and wanted to ask you some more questions about Yeosu. I am about to leave for Yeosu to teach English in elementary schools with my boyfriend. I haven’t heard too much about the area so I’m a little worried. Is it true that there are many chemical factories in the area??


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