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Three best friends and their summer adventures. Two – lost somewhere in the world and the third one, waiting for them to come back.


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Edva. Like day and night

18 days passed since I’m in Korea and around 16 days since I’m in the project site…

Somewhere in the valley

The place I’m stay is really somewhere out of this world. There is only one bus four times a day and if we want to reach a one of the major cities have to take 2 more buses there. The street, if we can call it like that, has only one traffic line and lights during the nighttime every 200 matters. Nothing more to add cause there is nothing more and this is really makes my sad about this place or more like to drives crazy. After two weeks here I started to feel like in video game Stronghold. Only old farmers and flies are living all around despite the fact that kids are coming here every day to study except weekends.

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The point of this would be that after traveling 9000 kilometers all the way from Europe I haven’t expected such a rural place to live. The fact is this place is only one like that among all other project sites all over Korea since they’re in bigger towns like Samcheok or Yongwol which has easy connection between other cities and even train stations.

In other hand, I pick this project by myself. Was I lucky enough or not time will show but at the moment I can say that experience is experience. I’ll definitely learn something from this and gain new skills.

Other think I’d like to tell about would be people in the center and our host. Nothing bad I can say at the moment. Two weeks are not a big period of time but everybody looks so kind and helpful. I haven’t been living in Korean family but I can say that host and his family are treating us like their own kids no matters that we are just volunteers. They’re also always giving some questions about countries we came from and of course France is more well know than Lithuania but they seems quiet interested in my place too. The other thing about host that he’s really tries to make our life as comfortable as it’s possible. He even bought us bicycles to go around and reach the smallest town of our region in which I can try at least some local snacks. Other people in the center also tries to keep connection no matter they can’t speak english but they’re still smiling and that’s enough for me.

So the point would be that job here is  not hard despite some farm work we have to do and people around are good too but the place which is out of reach from any where makes me sad and disappointed. Two out of seven days a week outside the place won’t make me happy since I came here to see my lovely friends, try some food I have seen only on internet, increase my Korean and feel more confident with it and of course see all that amazing historical and world heritage places. Of course don’t forget spots where Koreans are hanging out during the long night in the major cities like Seoul or Busan.

Just because something doesn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean that it will never happen…


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Edva. Spiders, Bees and Frogs

After four days in South Korea. My decision to come on the first day of the project wasn’t that good…

The training and Hongdae

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So many buildings out there

So I finally reached Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. During first two days I had a training about work in children day center with other 14 participants all over the world (France, Finland, Germany, Slovakia). We stayed in a flat in Hongdae which looked like from Korean drama for me. Two days of training took all my time and Seoul were just trapped in a window. So instead of being 7000 kilometers away it was 7 meters away and I couldn’t still get to it! Except these evenings when we got some time to move around Hongdae.

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About Hongdae itself I can say that it’s pretty good place to hangout. So many coffees, restaurants, shops, clubs, bars and much more. During first five hours in Seoul I had an awesome chance to meet my beloved friends there and have a lunch! That was a really enjoyable time, like family reunion (kidding)!

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First lunch with friends

Patbingsu! I love it!

Patbingsu! I love it!

During last night in Seoul with participants and only one of my friends we had a chance to experience karaoke too! It was totally new and so interesting. I’d like to come back there again.

Big tree somewhere in Gangwon

My destination is children day center called Kunnamu (Big tree) in area surrounded by mountains and forests. Actually this makes it hard to reach but as I have heard earlier it’s a better place than other care centers in Yeongwol.

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Around the children center

Lots of things happened here for the very first day just after arrival. I got a frog footprints on my t-shirt, other 2 participants and one of the kids were attacked by bees while looking for a missing ball in a draining canal and the same kid brought a giant spider on his leg later while still looking for the same ball (we haven’t found that ball cause nature didn’t want us to).

Around Yeongwol

Around Yeongwol

Soon I’ll write more posts and put more pictures since I have an easy access to internet now.


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Edva. Tea and somehing more

This time it came in a bag of tea

Korea you still know how to impress me! Yesterday I have visited a friend and he suggested me a cup of tea. Nothing unusual but instead of getting black, green or any other sort of tea I got corn tea. I didn’t knew this till the last moments when I got a sip from the cup. At first the taste reminded me corn chips without flavour but this time liquid version. Wow… It’s good to try something new and of course Korea and whole East Asia can offer even more unbelievable things to try.

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The last chapter

5 days remain…

Not much time left before my flight to Korea and like the last time I’m still feeling worried (not because of the snakes) and exited at the same time. I have finished most of the preparation and of course read the travelers guide which I got as a present a year ago. There are so many breath-taking places to visit, things to do and see. Of course I also bought some chocolate and souvenirs since my beloved friend are waiting for me too. So get ready!

These are 3 places from travelers guide I want to visit.

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경복궁 [Gyeong-bok-gung]

1. 경복궁 [Gyeong-bok-gung]

This is the main and the biggest palace among all Five Great Palaces in Seoul build by Joseon dynasty. The name of it means “Greatly Blessed by Heaven.” The palace also appear in PSY’s music video.

청계천 [Cheong-gye-cheon]

청계천 [Cheong-gye-cheon]

2. 청계천 [Cheong-gye-cheon]

Other name for this place would be Seoul Stream. Long time ago it was just a small stream in the downtown of Seoul which served as a drainage system but since the city grown it became an attractive spot to visit not only for locals but for tourists also!

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Lotte World amusement park somehow looks like Disney World

3. Lotte world amusement park

This is friends-must-visit destination in Seoul. I have heard about it hundred of times. Lotte world  has an amazing amusement park. So why I shouldn’t want to go there!

Of course there are so many other amazing places in Korea which I havent mentioned but in this case it would be even more interesting to tell about them after going there.

So wish me luck and see you soon Korea!