The Shilla Seoul
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... you have had all the fun you can have you just take all of your bottles up to the front, they are counted and you pay. Smart way to do it, huh? We then headed to downtown Gangnam, where the action happens! Laser lights, sparkling lights, street vendors, music, and people are everywhere. After grabbing some fried street food we went to a bar called Woodstock, a lot of expats seem to hang out here. We requested and danced to many songs, played ...
... British/Indian sounding accent. It rocks.
Also, the month on my own seems to be having a strange influence on my personality. Usually I'm quite outgoing and love to meet new people, but now it's just started to feel exhausting and not worth it. It's basically like freshman college orientation, just new face after new face and where are you from and why are you here and what's your major, etc. When we got back from the field trip, I dropped off my ...
... chicken. Before crashing for the night however, we did spend the rest of the evening walking along the ChonGae Canal, beautifully decorated for the lantern festival.
On day two, we headed out early in the morning to go visit the Gyeongbokgung Palace and the Seoul Folk Museum. After getting a little bit more background on Korean history we then spent the rest of the morning shopping in a nearby market. For lunch, I got the chance ...
The hostel I decided to stay in, KPOPSTAY, is located in Hongdae. It's about a couple of minutes away from Hongik University, which makes it very convenient. Apart from the train station being very near, the entire Hongdae area is constantly bustling. It's filled with the young, artistic set who seem to be always moving. Given that I checked in late the night before, I stayed in late and spent the morning chatting with one of my hosts, ...
... for massages, manicures/pedicures, facials, etc… I decided to be brave and get the full body scrub. I thought it was going to be weird walking around amongst lots of naked women, but I actually felt weirder that we had our bathing suits on. I stripped mine off and let an almost completely naked older women scrub my entire body and wash my hair. It sounds weird, but it was amazing. Tab and Michelle just stood and watched and cringed because they thought the lady ...
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