It’s been exactly one year since I touched down in South Korea on a winter afternoon in the middle of February. There’s nothing quite like being welcomed by an icy breeze that bites through four layers of clothing, ushering me into this new country while simultaneously sending a signal that I am indeed very far away from South Africa.
I decided to be adventurous and head to the island of Boracay for a few days after a fulfilling and fun week in Bali. I met with a friend who resides in South Korea as well, and the memo for the trip was “Rest, Relaxation and Cocktails on the Beach.” I was back at work the following week so doing very little was high up on my list. However, that’s not quite how things turned out.