All posts by Cat-Thi Phan

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Hanyang University School Festival Part 2

Day 2 of the festival was the biggest day, as pop group Black Pink with millions of fans was coming to our university. Right after class, my friends went to explore the festival a little and discovered some booths here and there that gave out free things, such as Starbucks drinks, candy, and so on, ...

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Hanyang University School Festival Part 1

Most schools in Korea have a bi-annual festival, lasting around 3 days. In concept, it’s a little similar to Drexel’s spring jam, but a lot, lot bigger. Clubs organize their own “bars”, selling food or other merchandise. The university invites food trucks and celebrities to perform through out the festival. It’s a great time to ...

Exploring Sinchon (Escape room, archery cafe, arcade)

I’ve been to Sinchon for a little bit a few times before but I wasn’t able to really make a lasting impression until now, when my friends and I spent the day exploring. Now I wonder why I haven’t spent as much time in this neighborhood. As someone trying to go out and experience as ...

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Time Square in Seoul

On Saturday, with nothing else in particular planned, my friends and I realized that we needed to go shopping. I packed a few sets of clothes to Korea but with the seasons changing from winter to spring to summer, I was not that well equipped for my 3-4 months here. I mentioned before that the ...

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Picnic and Biking by the Han River

May 15th was Hanyang University’s anniversary and so most classes were cancelled. To make the most of this day off, my friends and I decided to go to have a picnic by the Han river. We got off at Ttukseom Resort and was immediately greeted by some elderly workers handing out food advertisements and menus. ...

Weekend in Busan Part 2 (Fish Market and Haeundae Beach)

If anyone remembers about my post about Namsan Tower, there’s another similar tower in Busan. While we didn’t go up the tower this time, there were plenty of things to do in the surrounding area. The first being a sort of shopping district, where you can just walk through the streets surrounded by clothing stores ...

Weekend in Busan Part 1 (Gamcheon Culture Village)

Last weekend, we had Monday off because May 5th is a national holiday, being Children’s Day. Although Monday wasn’t the 5th, our university still cancelled most of our classes anyway. We took advantage of this to travel 5 hours south to the city of Busan. Busan is one of the more popular places to visit ...