Rumspringa (Pennsylvania Dutch: [rʊmˈʃprɪŋə]; a noun derived from to the Pennsylvania “Dutch” German verb term rumspringen “to jump around”) generally refers to a period of adolescence for some members of the Amish, a subsect of the Anabaptist Christian movement, that begins around the age of 16 and ends when a youth chooses baptism within the Amish church or instead leaves the community (wikipedia).
In 2012 2e (Davo and Sara) decided that it was high time that we take a little rumspringa for ourselves. We sold our car, rented out our condo, pawned the cats off on some friends, quit our jobs, and said goodbye to Chicago. We betaught English and living in Ulsan, South Korea for a year. We left the States on July 8, 2012, and didn’t return until August 21, 2013.
This blog is a record of our adventures and misadventures.
If you know us well, then you know we love travelling. That was one of our major motivations for this rumpsringa. We tried “to jump around” to as many places as we could over during those 14+ months. Here are a list of countries we hit on our adventure:
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
- North Korea (JSA)