All posts by Cat-Thi Phan

World Cup and End of the Semester

Hello, this will probably be my last time checking in! It is currently day 2 of finals week and I will be catching a flight back to America in 3 days. Because this Hanyang semester ends just the week before summer term of Drexel starts, which is Monday, I won’t be able to document my ...

Souvenir Shopping in Myeongdong and Insadong

As my time in Korea is slowly coming to an end, I have begun my task to come home with a few presents for my family. The two places that I recommend going to are Insadong and Myeongdong, which seems to have almost everything you would need for souvenirs. First up, Insadong, the traditional district ...

Lotte World Tower

In a post before when I went to Namsan Tower, I mentioned that I ultimately decided to not go up the tower and was satisfied enjoying the view up from the mountain and the other activities, such as the leaving behind my mark on a lock. This time, I went with a friend to the ...

Ultra Music Festival Korea 2018

When in South Korea, besides traveling around and seeing as much history and culture as you can, I also recommend to check what events might be happening exclusively in Korea while you are there. This could possibly range from concerts, shows, musicals, pop-up cafes, and so-on. One particular event that my friends and I were ...

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From Korea To Vietnam Part 2

The second day, I woke up really early to go meet my family in Vietnam for the first time. They immediately greeted me and offered us food and drinks, as making sure your guest is fed is of huge importance in culture. They also brought me to the graveyard to offer respects to the grandparents ...

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From Korea to Vietnam Part 1

The coolest thing about going to an Asian country is that there are so many other countries and cultures so close-by. In comparison, America seems a little more isolated. So my friends and I wanted to take this study abroad opportunity to travel to at least one other Asian country before heading back to our ...

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Studying in Seoul Forest

I mentioned Seoul Forest in a post before and that day, my friends and I thoroughly explored the area. But this Sunday, it was a nice day and we wanted to rest this weekend so we decided to get some of our homework done at the park. Just as a quick note, I know I’ve ...