July 14

Quarantine in Korea, Day 5 Diary: Day in the life

Quarantine in Korea, Day 5 Diary: Day in the life

Time passes here in my quarantine hotel on Yeongjong Island off the coast of Incheon in Korea. It just passes.

We get meals three times a day: breakfast at 8 am, lunch at 12 noon, and dinner at 6 pm. The staff drops the meal off outside the door, knocks, rings the doorbell, and leaves.

The meals come in a plastic container and include a few snacks besides the main meal. (Fans of Korean snacks would be happy to receive Choco Pies every day at lunch.) As I wrote on Reddit, when describing the composition of the food, usually it consists of “a protein dish, rice, a salad, kim chi, pickles, and a few bites of fruit, accompanied with snacks, ramen, and juice.”

A few of the lunches and dinners.

I wake up slowly and watch some TV before getting out of bed. I am following the strategy of immersion and filling my brain with content in order to improve my Korean.

Yesterday, I played RISK online with friends in the U.S. and Korea. Other days, I’ll chat with people on mobile. Then I spend most of the day writing and filming or editing videos.

Which brings me to my latest video. For a closer look at a day in the life, watch my diary from day 4 to see a tour of my room, breakfast, and making instant Korean spicy ramen in the old dinner plate!

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Mitchell Blatt is a travel writer, editor, and vlogger who has covered coronavirus in China, the impeachment of Park Geun-hye in Korea, and the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong, among other things. He has been published in the South China Morning Post, USA Today, the Korea Times, The National Interest, The Daily Beast, and many other newspapers and websites. He blogs about his travels at AsitaTravelWriter.com. *********************************************************************************** Follow him on Facebook: Facebook - Mitchell Blatt, Asia Travel Writer************* Follow him on Twitter: Twitter - @MitchBlatt*************************************** Follow him on Instagram: Instagram - @MitchBlatt********************************** Subscribe to his videos on YouTube: YouTube

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