Category: Spring 2021

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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Korean BBQ in Busan

So while only four of us took the train to Busan and we met up with another friend there, who is Korean but was raised in Kazakhstan, and she was a great help when we need to figure out how to book tickets a few times. We met up with her on Saturday and we ...

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Busan Trip

Last weekend, I was finally able to travel to Busan. There were four of us, three of whom are from Kazakhstan so three of them spoke Russian amongst themselves while I was left confused half the time. Also among the three of us, I am an early riser, and I like to make plans and ...

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Hanbok in the Palace

May 5th is children’s day in Korea so I had no class and every school in the country is closed, but I’m not fully sure if offices are closed. So I wanted to go to Secret Garden inside the Changdeokgung place but my friend had work to do so I ended up going with two ...

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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 ...

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Job Offer in Hongdae

Saturday started extremely late, after a full day in Everland I was so exhausted that I didn’t leave my bed until 12 the next day. My friends and I decided to meet around 5 and go to Hongdae for shopping and dinner. We arrived at Hongdae around 6 and window shopped until it was time ...