Holidays Abroad

by Alexis Burkland January. 06, 2019 595 views

If there is one thing expats know how to do, it's celebrate the holidays. You might imagine living far from close friends and family make someone more of a grinch than an elf. Even though we miss home, we always find a way to enjoy the season.

Every year I wear my 'Christmas Eve outfit' to work. I may look a bit silly but the student's enjoy it.

I also got some great news! For a month I had been working with four special students who entered a speech contest. I found out that they all placed well! One of them even earned a grand prize!!

Then I spent Christmas day with friends. We decided to all pitch in and have a typical dinner like we would back home.

Turkey is actually pretty hard to come by in Korea. We had to order ours specially for the day.

The week between Christmas and New Years I worked a bit, relaxed, and met some friends.

I love this cafe because it looks out over the city I live in.

I love this cafe because it looks out over the city I live in.

My friend loved the Innisfree cafe. It's got natural and delicious food and drink.

I even got a hair cut. I know this doesn't sound like much, but it' been over a year since the last time I got one. As you caan tell I got a lot cut off.

I got a lot of offers for New Years' Eve, but I decided I'd prefer to have a quiet night in. So I convinced my friend to let me dog sit for the night. I had a blast watching movies and playing with puppies!

Bonus points if you can name what I'm watching!

Bonus points if you can name what I'm watching!

My little niece Honey is just the cutest. She's such a good little model.

I always get asked what I do during the holidays as an expat. So, I hope you've enjoyed another peek into my life.

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Catherine Mentzer 2 years, 8 months ago

Great explanations and visuals!  Very happy to hear the successes and experinces you are having~

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Alexis Burkland Replied to Catherine Mentzer 2 years, 8 months ago

Thank you! Though I must say, it's not always as glamorous as I make it look

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Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 8 months ago

Great shots as usual happy New Year and safe travels to you.

2 years, 8 months ago Edited
Alexis Burkland Replied to Pete Fitzgetald 2 years, 8 months ago

Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful year!

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