Category: Hanyang University

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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 ...