With my third week of school almost over, I have to take a little time to myself and write about what my a grand time here in Seoul. I have been going on so many adventures and this weekend I will be going on my biggest!
So far since I last posted I have been to both of the biggest museums in Seoul. The National Folk Museum and the National Museum of Seoul. I have been going to different districts every night trying new foods with both my Korean and American friends. I have been to the Zoo, which was crazy awesome. I also went to Taco Bell a few times because it is some how more delicious here than in the states. Who would have thought? I have also ordered McDonald to be delivered when my roommate and I are to tried from the days activities to move. Gangnam has also been a huge part of my week, because I have been going there almost every night. It is the highlight of the city so far and has ton of crazy shopping, people, food and beer.
Speaking of beer, something that has been on my mind lately, most people drink it or some form of alcohol every meal. Mostly they don’t drink to get drunk in the middle of the day, like a lunch or breakfast. But, they do have a beer or a classic shot of Soju, whenever eating. I have been noticing lately that I am also picking up on that trend. Whenever I sit down for a big meal I usually order a cocktail or a beer. Never more than one, and if I do its usually on a Friday night. It is a interesting culture and I am learning more about it every day.
School is going well. I am learning so much that most days I come home with a headache. There is no time to rest here though, when you only have minutes to catch your breath before moving on to the next activity it helps to remember the most important thing I have learned in class so far. “Go experience Korea.” At least that is what my History of Culture teacher has been saying. And I couldn’t agree more. I do wish that I was here for just a couple more weeks. I love this city, but I would love to see what else is in the country. Who lives in the farms? What are the small towns like? And most importantly who are they worshiping? God, Buddha, Mountain spirits? What are there temples like? Questions that will be answered later in life. I know for sure that I will be coming back to Korea because this culture has captured my interest and who knows if it will every let go.
This weekend is going to be a busy one, I am heading to Busan to meet with friends that I haven’t seen in two years or two months (Jiye). I am beyond excited to be traveling with my dear friend Jane and we experience a city that is in the most southern edge of the country. It is know for beaches, clubs, and good food! What more can a girl ask for! For now I leave you all with the knowledge that I am happy, well and having the time of my life. I also leave you with, if it will load, a recording of a traditional Korean song and dance we got to see at the national Folk Museum.
““Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
““Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; h e will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
Ps. The video wouldn’t load. I try uploading to Facebook and linking it to here!