About

ABOUT ME:

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.

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Seriously…could she be any cuter?

WHY KOREA?

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. 

WHY CHINA?

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.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Hmmmm….well, I’ll let you know when I know…but right now I’m just traveling a bit and trying new things. 

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One thought on “About

  1. ticson says:

    I would like to get a contact for Mr T, your tour guide for Siem Reap. Can you tell me how I can find the chamber where you can hear the heartbeat?

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