I am taking part in a group study exchange, sponsored by Rotary Interational, to South Korea this spring. I am really nervous about the language as well as the food.
I really don't know exactly where I'll be as we'll be touring different rotary districts throughout the country. I also know I will be staying in the homes of Korean Rotarians, not in hotels. I will be staying with many different hosts while I'm there.
I met with my GSE team at a Korean restaurant in Nashville last month and we ordered several different entrees off the menu, but we had so much administrative stuff to talk about, in addition to getting to know one another, that I really didn't focus enough on what I was eating. It all tasted okay to me, at best.
A lot of people have teased me about Koreans eating dogs. I know this is true and I know dogs are considered a delicacy over there. I really find this to be truly disgusting and I can't imagine having to choke down dog meat offered to me by my host in an attempt to be a polite guest.
Does anyone have any knowledge about Korean culture and food? I welcome any and all comments. Like I said, I haven't received an itinerary from Rotary yet, so I don't know exactly where I'll be, but I imagine we'll be visiting both rural areas as well as bigger cities.