Next up… Seoul, South Korea!

Austin received his next assignment this week and we are excited about it! He will be working on a brand-new refinery start-up in Incheon, South Korea, which is a little outside of Seoul. He is excited/scared because he will be working on a wide variety of units and needs to learn about all of them in order to do his job well. His co-workers here say that the hours will be normal business hours, and that he will have more time off. Hooray! Also, his co-workers have said that he is already a rising star within the company, at least in aromatics, because after this assignment he will have experience on a ton of different units whereas most people take years to accrue this type of experience.  Here is what we know so far:

Seoul is a big city, but there is a pretty river in the middle of it

We will be staying in Seoul. We will be there approximately  until the end of June. A subway line has a stop under our hotel, so I can go into the city whenever I want! There are lots of things to see and do, and Austin is very excited to have Korean BBQ! Also under our hotel is a supermarket and other shopping. Unfortunately we are not staying at the hotel that has a pool or kitchens, so I am a little bummed about that. There will be lots of other workers from his company there, which increases the likelihood that I have people to hang out with who speak good English. We also may get a car to share while there, which means we need to get International Driver’s Licenses this next week.

I have been trying to finish up blogging about India, and we’re still trying to figure out if we are coming back to the states, so I haven’t really had time to look at all the fun things to do and see in Seoul, but I know there is a lot more than here.

The best part of this assignment is that the LDS church is there in full force. There is an English branch not too far away, and another church building closer to our hotel. The Seoul temple is on our side of town as well. We are hoping to get there once we meet some people and perhaps swap some babysitting.

Seoul temple looks like the Chicago temple!

The food and water quality are similar to the US, at least in the city, so I can eat fruit again! Hooray! And veggies that aren’t cooked to death! Also, unless we are in rural areas, we don’t need malaria meds. Goodbye bad dreams/psychosis!


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