You can’t drive more than 10 second in any direction on this island without seeing a plot of land with trees tucked close together bursting with tangerines. Last weekend we took our little family of three and headed off to a farm that we get our vegetable coop box from and picked tangerines.
It was a beautiful fall afternoon, that felt so much like a fall afternoon in Minnesota at the apple orchards. I felt pretty lucky to have these two guys as my dates…
Hayden ate his weight in tangerines and we did our best to stop him from eating the unpeeled fruit, unfortunately we failed.
We’ve played this game once before on the blog, and today we are going to play it again . . . our very own Might as Wellers’ version of Where in the World is Carmen San Diego! In our version though, we are going to find out where in the world are Mitch and Rachel moving to next. As we have mentioned here earlier this week, we are moving to Jeju Island, South Korea this fall, so I thought this would be a good time to take you on a little tour of Jeju compliments of Google Maps.
Let’s star with a wide angle shot of the world prior to zooming in to see where exactly Jeju is located.
Now lets focus in on Asia . . .
A bit closer into Asia . . .
Now we are zoomed in on Far East Asia . . .
Narrowed down to Korea, Japan, and just a sliver of China . . .
Jeju Island is only about 100 km (60 miles) south of the mainland of South Korea.
Starting to get a decent view of Jeju, Korea’s largest island at 45 miles east to west and 25 miles north to south.
Jeju houses South Korea’s highest point: Hallasan, a volcano that reaches 6,400 feet high.
The entire island of Jeju was created by volcanic eruptions about 2 million years ago, and currently has a population of over 600,000 people.
We are pretty excited to “zoom in” closer and explore all that our little island home has to offer!
Now back to exploring our current Middle Eastern life for the next 4 months . . . .
As hard as it was for us to make the decision on what we should be doing in the next stage of our life, we made the decision that we are moving to Jeju Island, South Korea in the fall of 2016!
To be honest, prior to last year we didn’t even know Jeju existed. We had a friend who left Kuwait last year and moved to Jeju, which opened our eyes to this awesome little island off the coast of South Korea. In case you, like us, are just learning about Jeju, we are excited to teach you a few things about the island as we continue to learn and start exploring this fall.
Mitch and I were both offered positions at an excellent school on the island, and we just couldn’t turn down the opportunity to continue an international lifestyle and have a new corner of the world to travel around. Like most international teaching positions, a two year contract is required, so we’ll be there at least until June of 2018. We hope to explore far east Asia as much as possible, and can’t wait to watch Hayden grow up in this international life, where he’s able to learn new cultures and see parts of the world that most people in the United States never will. We are already imagining his little toddler legs walking across the Great Wall of China, building sand castles on the beaches of the Philippine Islands, and riding the high speed trains across Japan.
The world is a big and wonderful place, we Might as Well explore it.