I have been in Naju now for about 2 weeks and I am slowly building a life here. Naju is a small city by Korean standards (around 100,000 people). It is famous for its delicious pears (they actually are great). Jeallonamdo, the province that Naju is located in, is generally known for having the best food in Korea. I have made day trips to Gwangju and Mokpo, nearby cities in order to see friends, and a weekend trip to Daejeon, one of the largest cities in Korea (North of Naju).
So far, my homestay has been great. They are very considerate an caring but also give me my space at the same time. We live in a house which my homestay dad built about 2 years ago. It is mostly made out of recycle materials. He works for the local government in the Agriculture Department. My host mom just took a civil service exam. I think she hopes to be an archaeologist for the government, but I am not completely sure. So far, we have bonded over action movies, Korean tv dramas, and playing with my host sister. I have a 4 year old Korean host sister who is definitely the boss of the house. She is very cute but, also, quite intense. Nearly every morning, I wake up to her screaming for one reason or another (really not that bad since I get plenty of sleep).