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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 ...

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 ...

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Everland

So this past Friday I finally got to go to an amusement park called Everland. It was a tiring two hour trip, where we had to take three buses, and since some of the bus stops have very similar names and me and my friend ended up getting off at the wrong stop. Our last ...

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 ...