So this past Friday I finally got to go to an amusement park called Everland. It was a tiring two hour trip, where we had to take three buses, and since some of the bus stops have very similar names and me and my friend ended up getting off at the wrong stop. Our last bus was one of those buses that comes only every 30 minutes, so we missed the next bus we would be very late, so we just ran. Let me tell you running while fasting is not that fun. We wanted to get there by 10 am, the time of being but that day it was the last day pick up our ARC and make our CMS (if you live in the dorm this is what you use to pay rent) so instead of leaving at 8 we had to wait until 10 to pick up ARC and go to the bank, so we arrived at the park at 1 pm. The full-day ticket was 48,000 won (around $45). The problem with this park is that it’s absolutely huge, so there’s a lot of walking to do. We ended up taking too long in the roller coasters and water rides that we completely missed the safari rides and zoo, which closes at 5. For one of the water rides, the line was 35 minutes long, so we sadly missed that part. There are also some seasonal attractions – for example right now is the tulip garden and in the summer is the Rose garden and palace. There was also a parade at 8, which I think happens every day but I am not fully sure, but we did get to see it.

I ended up breaking my fast around 7 pm with water while we were in the garden than we went to watch the parade, and instead of eating we decided to go to the carousel first, but by the time we got off all of the food places were sadly closed. We left the park around closing time, which I think was earlier than usual due to Covid restrictions. There was a mart outside of the park so we bought chips and snacks before going to the bus stop. By the time I got home my entire body and soul were beyond exhausted, so much so that I almost fell asleep with my contacts on.

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