Hi! My name is Whitney and in May of 2014 I left my home in Southern California to teach English in South Korea for a year! My first year was amazing…travelling in Korea, Japan, Thailand and Cambodia was such an eye opening experience. After my contract was up I went back home to So Cal for 6 months to reconnect with friends and family… I went back to Korea for a second year and saw a bit more of the world… Hong Kong, Vietnam, China and Myanmar. It was on a trip to China I fell in love and decided that’s where my next home would be! Currently I am living in the city of Hangzhou and LOVE it!
ABOUT MY DOG:
Older posts will show Aurora, the beautiful Shiba Inu princess. She currently is with her Dad in Seoul living it up…check out her Instagram: @aurora_shibainu.
Well my mom is originally from South Korea and I have always wanted to live in the motherland. Also, it was relatively easy to get a job teaching English in Korea and since my background is working with children it was a natural fit.
On a trip I fell in love…the kind of love that makes you want to live in a country…not just visit! So far its been working out quite well :).
WHY THE SOCKMONKEY PROJECT?
When first setting up my blog I was pretty jet-lagged and confused and more concerned with content than the name, so I just went off of something random which was my love for sock monkeys. Kind of irrelevant for this travel/lifestyle/eating blog, but I am nothing if not random.
Hmmmm….well, I’ll let you know when I know…but right now I’m just traveling a bit and trying new things.