Lately I’ve been enjoying reading about the adventures of our former babysitter Jenna. Right now she’s on a study abroad trip to Chaing Mai and reading about her adventures is bringing back some memories of my own college trip to Korea (various aspects of which have been immortalized in song).
When I was in Korea I remember feeling like my very consciousnesses was expanding; it was the first time I really felt how big the world was. And even though it was *gulp* a long time ago, that trip still influences the way I look the world. It’s exciting to read about Jenna having her own life-changing experiences.
I have a lot of respect for her because while I grew up with a Korean mother (and Korean food and culture) and had taken a year of Korean classes in college before my trip to Korea, Jenna doesn’t speak any Thai and hadn’t even really eaten Thai food before she left. Talk about culture shock!
If you’re interested, follow her blog, Time for Thailand. She’s a good writer and keeping a blog is part of her coursework so she’ll be updating it regularly.