Welcome to the Map Room, where past journeys across the globe are recorded and new mission trips, expeditions and other excursions are being charted. In addition to the world map below, I will gradually be including more detailed ones of every country and region I have previously visited.
Our world is vast with an incalculable number of languages and dialects, ethnicities, tribes and geographic monuments. Where do you want to go?
Light colored lines show where I have traveled so far while dark colored lines predict where I will be going in the near future…
- JAPAN, a place where the past truly does meet the future. It is not simply a cliche. This beautiful country is my missions post, where I live and work. At the moment, my home is in Ageo city, Saitama, near Tokyo and Urawa.
- SOUTH KOREA, my first foray into English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching. I was an ALT here for a year and enjoyed the Korean people`s bold charm and spicy food. I lived in Buyeo (Puyo), a small town in south Chungchong nam-do.
- CHINA, first to Shanghai in 2010 and then to Beijing and the Great Wall, early 2013. China is a step into a different world and one can definitely feel the depth of history here from the food to the street layouts and language. The people are curious and straight forward with communication. From the many stares and their attempts to chat with me, I seemed something of a puzzle to them. We will talk again soon.
- Ahh…FRANCE. I can never forget you and sweet, sweet Paris. I traveled to the city of light in 2005, accompanying my younger sister and the family for her graduation trip. The metropolis itself, with the many statues and grand boulevards, felt like a work of art to me, one that I will return to, believe me.