All posts by Cat-Thi Phan

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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 ...

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Hiking in Bukhansan

South Korea is a rocky piece of terrain, such that you can even see mountains towering behind the city landscapes of Seoul and universities (such as Hanyang) are located on top of an exhausting-ly elevated peak. Therefore, one of the must-do’s when going to Korea is going hiking! There are plenty parks to go to ...

Seoul Forest and the Han River

It’s because of locations like Seoul Forest that I feel grateful to be a Hanyang University student. A mere 20 minute walk away (or one subway stop) is one of the most beautiful parks I have ever seen in my life. One weekend afternoon, my friends and I were considering going to Lotte World. However, ...

Quick travel guide to Seoul! Part 2 (Home, Namsan Tower, and more)

Hey everyone, I’m back again with quick descriptions of some more locations in Seoul worth visiting! Wangsimri/Seongdang: If you’re a Hanyang student, this place is where you’ll be spending most of your time, mostly because this is where the university is located. As a Drexel exchange living and spending most of the time exploring this ...

Quick travel guide to Seoul! Part 1 (Nightlife, cherry blossoms, and more)

I’m still suffering through midterms so while I haven’t really traveled out of Seoul yet, here is a quick summary and list of some places in the capital that I recommend checking out! Sinchon: This area is most well known as a sort of university city. Ehwa Women’s University, Yonsei, Sogang, Hongik, Myongji, and so ...

Joining Hanyang University Clubs Part 2

Midterm week is approaching here at Hanyang University so I haven’t been able to go anywhere interesting yet but my friends and I here definitely have plans to start crossing things off the bucket list next week! Anyways, university clubs. As I mentioned last time, Hanyang held a club fair early into the term. Based ...

Joining Hanyang University Clubs Part 1

Hello from Korea again! So for this post, I wanted to talk about the other Korean-foreign groups. The first groups I wanted to mention are Glitters and HOW (Hanyang One World). They are different groups of Korean students who plan fun events open to both Korean students and foreigners alike, Glitters being one specifically catered ...