Lock, Stock and Two Packed Bags

by sebastien on January 30, 2009

Well, less than 24 hours from now I'll be leaving Saint John, NB, with a final destination of Ulsan, South Korea. Leading up to now it was still kind of surreal, and it never really sunk in, but with everything packed and people waiting for me over there it's starting to hit me pretty hard that I'll be leaving my home continent and traveling to the other side of the world for just about 2 years.

It's kind of bittersweet... The adventure and experience vs. the unknown and the language barrier. The new people I'll meet and good friends I'll work with vs. the family and friends I'm leaving behind. I think it sort of balances out. Well, I hope it does...

I'll be leaving Saint John tomorrow at around noon, and getting into Vancouver at around 5pm local time. I'm planning on spending two nights with a friend in Victoria before taking the only flight to Seoul, Korea on Sunday. I'll be getting into Seoul in the afternoon on Monday, and taking a taxi to the airport across the city, Gimpo. From there I'll take a short flight to Ulsan, where our site coordinator will meet me and take me to my apartment. Hopefully some more coworkers will greet me there as well!

For those of you who don't know why I'm going to Ulsan, it's to work with Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd. on the Wolsong 1 Retubing project, as a tooling supervisor. If you're familiar with the Pt. Lepreau Refurbishment project, it's essentially the same job. I was hired onto the project back in August and I've been loving every minute of it. Lots of great coworkers, lots of great experience, and lots of fun.

Well, that's it for now... I'm using this post to kind of start the journal. You can expect some more posts about my experience, and certainly some photo posts as I'll attempt to soak up as much of the culture as I can stand.. haha.

Take care for now, and wish me good luck!

Sebastien - Guy With Camera

(Note: This blog post was imported from my old blogger site to this new WordPress blog.)