TodayвЂ™s visitor post is from Rafiqua, a South African inside her very very very early twenties English that is teaching in Korea where she came across her camera-shy boyfriend Peter whom is actually a nearby! Rafiqua chose to submit a guest post to my weblog currently talking about how her relationship to an area changed her view of Korea. I could actually relate genuinely to exactly just what this woman is saying since I style of have the in an identical way! After I knew more about it before I met Jeongsu, I had no idea about Korea but fell in love with this beautiful country!
Rafiqua and her boyfriend Peter
вЂњonce I arrived to show English in Southern Korea in February 2013, I’d no concept that IвЂ™d love the culture a great deal that in under per year IвЂ™d be pleased plus in love by having a Korean man who had been residing one hour far from my tiny seaside city.
Fast ahead couple of years and things are a lot more exciting than we ever expected them could be. Dating some body youвЂњblend inвЂќ and experience the place with local eyes from youвЂhostвЂ™ country lets.
Rather than getting the area, foreigner / tourist experience, you really have the experience that is authentic a lot of expats long to have.
Trips into the market had been not about вЂњseeing Asian cultureвЂќ, but rather turned into feeling area of the Asian culture. Saturday activities now included once you understand which ajjuma (old Korean woman) offered the wheat noodles that are best and once you understand which street shops must certanly be checked out to get the very best value for cash produce. Consuming down was no much much longer limited by restaurants which have pictures and random English translations to simply help the expat foreigner that is hungry. Instead meals became an adventure, and discovering where in actuality the street food vendors that are best offering many delicious tteokbokkie (rice cakes in chilli sauce) or sweet treats such as for instance waffles on a stick became the greatest treasure discovers.
Rafiqua and Peter are this kind of couple that is cute!
Traveling around Korea together with your boyfriend that is korean also you have all the enjoyable without passing up on any such thing. On a single weekend that is long we made a decision to drive couple of hours south of my town to Goeje. From Goeje we desired to buy two tickets that are ferry see a small, privately owned area called Wedo. It is possible to just image our devastation whenever we arrived at 10am just to find out all ferry seats for the next two times were completely offered away! If it had been simply myself or a team of expat friends, we might have accepted our ill fate and discovered something different to complete. But having A korean boyfriend who can talk the language, acted as my Korean prince and begged the ticketing office lady to allow us hold out and get any seats that have been last second cancellations. Well fortune was at our favor and one hour later on we had two ferry tickets in our hand! As you are able to only imagine, until you can talk the language, most of these possibilities are only impossible for non Korean speakers.
Traveling along with her boyfriend is a passion that is great of!
I viewed Korean couples as cheesy when I first came to Korea. Things such as few garments, selfie sticks, and celebrating cheesy 100 time wedding wedding wedding anniversaries made me concerns who these individuals had been, and exactly why they certainly were this kind of need that is desperate of their love with their significant other. 2 yrs later and I also have grown to be вЂone of themвЂ™. We wear my few tees, flash my selfie stick and celebrate my 100, 200 and 300 times with pride! We not see these token of love as cheesy, and rather do so as showing exactly how much i really like having a boyfriend that is korean Korea!
Rafiqua and Peter putting on a costume for Halloween!
Having A korean boyfriend has had the opportunity to actually dig deep into Korean culture and then feel the real, authentic form of it. My Korean boyfriend has acted since the link them, and made my experience here that much better between me and. Together with his assistance, i have already been in a position to have a huge amount of awesome вЂlocalвЂ™ experiences, and also not necessarily had to feel simply like just another ESL training expat.
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In regards to the writer: Rafiqua is a South African woman in her twenties living and working in Southern Korea since 2013 where she came across her Korean boyfriend Peter. She really loves culture that is korean food and traveling! Her future goals are to see every one of Asia because of the time I get back house or go onto my next adventure! That knows the things I is going to be doing one from now! year