We have been able to try alot of new foods here in Korea and for the most part they are things you just never knew existed before. Even with my mom always bringing home the lastests, strangest fruit just to try we ran into a couple new fruits that they eat here in Korea.
This is a Korean melon and they sell them by the bucket from the backs of trucks all over the city. We bought one to try and it is quite bland compared to a canteloupe or honeydew. Not really sure what the appeal is but they alot of it. Must be healthy or something....
These are kumquats and they are kind of like a mini orange. They are about the size of a cherry tomato and you eat it whole; rind and all. It's tangy and eating the rind gives it more flavor. Quite good actually. I think they are actually a Japanese fruit but they eat them here too. It's fun to be able to try all these new things!
As for updates on the future.... I have been offered a position with one school in Ethiopia and have an interview with another one. Nolana has been in contact with a number of people and NGO's in Ethiopia in regards to nursing positions and there has been some response with possible opportunities, things we need to look more into before we can know for sure. But we are definitely focusing our energies on getting positions there for the next year. Hopefully the right doors will be opened and we both find something that fits us and that will be a great experience.