I'm in Seoul for 4 months, so why not make the most out of my experience?
In an attempt to leave with no regrets post-study abroad, I decided to make a bucket list for my semester-long experience in Korea. In no particular order, I have listed everything that I want to do in the next few months. The list below is categorized into different sections but in no way all inclusive (I probably forgot several things). After the end of the semester, I hope do an updated version of this bucket list and see how many items I was able to check off!
Items marked with * means that I already completed it :)
During my free time, my friends and I try to leave Ewha's campus to explore other parts of Seoul. In this post, I'll write about my experiences Sinchon, Myeongdong, Hongdae, and the National Museum of Korea.
A 15 minute walk from campus or 1 subway station away on Line 2, Sinchon can be found filled with young university students (from Ewha and Yonsei) and young couples during the night. There are tons of cafes everywhere, two McDonalds on either end of the street, and a thirteen-story U-Plex mall. The outdoor benches allow musicians and dancers to busk late at night, and the atmosphere is always vibrant. I'm at Sinchon almost every other night (mostly trying to find food- hahaha) and it's a great place to stroll in the evening.
It's Week 3 for me in Seoul (even though it still occasionally feels like I arrived yesterday) and I would like to share my first impressions of Seoul during my first week in the megacity...
Being on the older end of the K-pop fan spectrum, Jennifer and I decided to opt out of buying KCON concert tickets and, instead, we bought 1-day convention tickets for $16 each.
We originally planned our LA trip for the 3-day KCON event; however, the line up of artists were not very attractive (most of the groups announced were relatively new) so dropping $200 on tickets would definitely not be worth it. The only groups that I was interested in were VIXX, Super Junior D&E, Heize, and (maybe) Girl's Day out of 10 announced artists.
As our alternate plan, Jennifer and I made it our goal to meet YouTubers and get as much out of KCON in 1 day.
(left) I wasn't planning on running into Joan, but I was super ecstatic that I did! If you know me well, you would know that I watch her vlogs daily- so meeting her was a really pleasant surprise! I was so shocked that my hands were still shaking for about 5 minutes after this photo.
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