Marriott Executive Apartments - Yeouido Park Centre
Travel Blogs from Seoul
... view of the river.
After spending some time at the room and in the lounge (eating and relaxing), we went to see the Bongeunsa shrine next to the hotel and stroll through the huge COEX mall.
We then went to buy some snacks at a 7/11, saw the hotel's amazing pool, gym and spa - and headed to the lounge for some drinks.
Not bad for half a day in Seoul, I'd say. ...
- Coffee (Cafe Latte): Aromatic, creamy, not too milky. 8 out of 10
- Cake (Millefeuille): The pastry is crunchy, cream is smooth, very well done. 8 out of 10
- Cake (Lila): Smooth, sweet, creamy. 7 out of 10
- Cake (Hazelnut Espresso Opera): Sweet, chocolate, however not enough coffee taste. 6 out of 10
- Cafe: 7 out of 10, worth coming again
... and students and adding more and more to my teacher toolbox throughout this year and many years to come!
Now, now, enough about work already, right?!? I have slowly been exploring more and more of this foreign country. Things I have noticed or explored include:
-People care WAY too much about the way they look here. Today I saw a girl painting her nails in the street as she waited to cross the crosswalk...everyone is constantly ...
... bus, figuring out which direction I need to go, fighting crowds to approach the escalator, the sounds of sirens and truck carts selling everything I don't want at 9 am, hurrying to get to a place, and waiting on people to hurry to a place. With such a large city and the korean culture also comes the sleepless nights. I came here as a young college graduate excited about the sleepless culture of Korean, but it turns out I'm just really burned out and really really tired. I ...
... also got to see the Great Eastern Gate and do a some window shopping in one of the hip fashion complex of the district.
This weekend was just a little taste of South Korea. Now that I have experienced it, I really want to spend more time there! I had some much fun with Gowoon and I have the feeling that there is so much more to see in South Korea than simply Seoul. Maybe one day I will be fortunate enough to come back here! Fingers crossed :) ...