I loved photography before, but I love it even more now!! This year was great for photography! I finally spoiled myself with a DSLR camera, that I’m still learning to use… I’ll be a pro at it someday! And I was insanely spoiled with living on a gorgeous island that I never got sick of taking pictures of! Here is a little gallery of my favorite snapshots of the year… One for every month! Plus my favorite picture from each country I visited while I was here. (I have a feeling this is going to be rather difficult to just pick ONE for each month… We’ll see how it goes.) Enjoy!
The start to an amazing adventure!
Me, Jeong-eun, Hyun-jeong, and Seunghee… Who became my little Korean family!
The start of my Olle journey!
Teaching with my co-teacher and good friend, Eun-mi!
Probably the cutest face in all of Osaka, Japan!
Being silly with Hyae-jeong, Jyoo-yun, and Ji-su at the English Story Telling Competition!
Jun-hyung stole my slippers for the story book I made called “Brooke’s Slippers!”
Damage at the school from Typhoon Bolaven.
Climbing the Great Wall of China outside Beijing!
The horse I named Marida (means ‘horse’ in Korean) that I rode for 9 days all over the rolling, green steppes near Ulan Baatar, Mongolia!
Jin-sook made a delicious dinner for Grandma’s visit!
Three cuties selling peanuts in Puerto Princessa City on Palawan Island in the Philippines!
A lovely time with my grandma’s old school mate, Carole, and her husband, Jim, on their visit to Jeju!
On Chuja Island hiking the hardest Olle!
Sticka Foto session for my 24th birthday with Karima & Billy!
Putting together a puzzle on Christmas with Becca and a couple of Sarah’s students!
Was able to talk and Skype with family back home and even open presents “with” them on Christmas!
An amazing day on Olle 14-1! Thank you to Sarah, Hannah, and Dominique for making it so much fun!!!
Going through the low-ceilinged caves on the Tam Coc River near Hanoi, Vietnam!
Spending the day feeding, riding, and bathing elephants near Chiang Mai, Thailand!!
Karima, Sarah, Hannah, and I hiked Hallasan!! It’s a volcanic mountain on Jeju Island and the highest point in South Korea! (Very sore for days after!)
Jeju, it’s been great! It has definitely been the best year of my life thus far!! There were so many new adventures and food and FRIENDS!! The people I’ve met in the past year have been wonderful! I’m going to miss you all so much!! Until we meet again… CHEERS!!🙂
I didn’t notice this until after I posted, but February 20th, 2013 (the day I posted this) is exactly 1 year after I landed in Korea!