Now that we have started telling friends
and family that we are leaving there are
a number of questions that come up.
Where are you going?
Seoul. The capital city of South Korea
When are you going?
I'm leaving on August 11th. We've bought my
one way ticket from Korean Air already.
The Bat does not have a ticket yet.
The language school she is going to be working for
is getting the ticket, they have said July 15th.
What are you going to do?
The Bat is going to be teaching English
as a second language. Me, I'm going to
be a house husband.
How long are you going for?
The contract is for one year, after that
we shall see. If we like it, we hope to stay
out there, if not, maybe we'll go somewhere else,
maybe back to London. Who knows?
Have you done anything like this before?
We've lived in Amsterdam and Zurich
for a total of eight years. The Bat
taught English in Japan for three months.
Why South Korea?
Well, why not? We really liked Japan
and we think this will be just as interesting.
The Bat was reading a book called Plants
from the edge of the world about collecting
samples from Taiwan, Korea and Japan for
Kew Gardens and it really seems to have a
lot of natural wildlife that we hope to see.
What do your family think?
I'll let them comment on that one.
Are you looking forward to it?
Errrr. Yes of course I am.
Any more? Please let me know.