Category: Hanyang University

Going to Lotte World!!

This was one of those day trips where I was completely prepared to let loose and become a child again. My friends and I had decided to spend a day at Lotte World, which is kind of the representative amusement park of Seoul or maybe even Korea as a whole. From what I was exposed ...

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Bargaining for Seafood in Busan

One of the most overwhelming moments on this entire study abroad trip has to be when I was buying seafood in Busan. My friend Val had gotten a recommendation from another friend for a restaurant that allows you to choose your seafood directly from the tank and will prepare it for you fresh at a ...

Going to Gamcheon Village and a Buddhist Temple in Busan

I was really thankful that the weather was very agreeable for the entire duration of my trip to Busan; our little team of four tried to hit as many outside attractions and activities as possible! I think one of the major highlights of this trip was when we went to Gamcheon village! It is a ...

A Life-Changing Hot Spring Experience

When my friends told me that going to a natural hot spring was on the itinerary during our trip to Busan, I was mildly intrigued and started to look forward to it. Then we found out that it was the largest natural hot spring in South Korea and it suddenly became a big deal for ...

Taking A Train to Busan

After finishing all of my in-person midterms for this term in Korea I headed to Busan for a short weekend trip! It was exciting to finally go to a different city in Korea and taking the KTX/bullet train for the first time. I had been looking forward to this trip for a while, especially because ...

Italian Food In Hongdae

I’ve touched on this subject slightly while talking about my journey of finding some American comfort foods here in Seoul, but I think many people would agree with me when I say there’s much to be eaten in Seoul besides Korean food. I’m also sorry that so many of my posts are about food, but ...

Finding Comfort Foods in Seoul

There were many nights spent lying awake in my hostel simply thinking about cheese. Cheese and salad, although that may be weird for some people. I, however, am a big fan of salad. So it wasn’t particularly hard finding food I missed having from home and I think it could even be argued that a ...

Exploring Bukchon Hanok Village

It quickly became apparent to me that I was in a city with a such a long history, especially compared to anywhere in America, and it was fascinating to see some very old palaces and general traditional buildings that have been preserved. I took a day to go to Bukchon Hanok village, a 600 year ...

A Guide to Help Reduce Bus-Taking Anxiety

Similar to how many others would feel taking public transportation in a new country for the first time, I was very nervous before I took my first bus ride in Korea. This may have also been due to my own personality, as I was also very nervous taking public transportation for the first time when ...

Korean Cafes I’ve Enjoyed Pt. 2

And the quest to continue finding interesting cafes continues!! As I am nearing the 2 month mark of me being in Korea I feel as if I’ve been to so many cafes regularly during the week that their qualities are starting to meld together and the initial shock of having an abundance of great cafes ...