Last weekend we had work off on Friday for Buddha’s Birthday, so we took the extra day and hopped on a bus to Seoul! Unlike my training week in Seoul a couple months ago, we had plenty of time to explore and be a tourist.
Me inside a hanger structure outside our hostel!
Me inside a soju bottle structure!
a cool building
a colorful wall
posing against a colorful wall
a hidden passageway leading to someone’s backyard
some reindeer sculptures
the subway crawling out of the underground and into the light of the city!
another cool building!
me eating squid
Ewha Woman’s University, my future alma mater maybe in a dream of mine
the university continues, gardens galore
an awesome staircase!
me pretending I am just an ordinary student there no big deal
the seal of the university!
why is there a statue of a MAN here. This is a woman’s college!
more beautiful gardens
wow, the many ways to say hello!
a man with a plan
this is just a normal hair salon
A flying turtle, cool!
view from a soju hof, where you can get fancy soju cocktail things and fruit!
a cool building lit up at night!
The next day was a bit gloomy, but we still managed to do some sightseeing.
oooooo a shell spire!
Me, dressed as a king!
We were all outfitted for free by the “I Am King” booth
the real king
The US Embassy
a dog statue?
Well, I tried, but I couldn’t get him to smile.
Another palace guard
an omelette pancake thing that was delicious
a pagoda park
a very very old statue. so old, it was enclosed in glass!
some sheep on a rooftop
a butterfly girl
a changing of the guard
large drums are integral to this ceremony
palace ceremony take 3
palace ceremony take 4
palace ceremony take 5
palace ceremony take 6
cool building alert!
this one’s alright too
pagodas in the middle of the city
a large bell!
Seoul was magnificent and we had a great time exploring. We stumbled upon some great things, like Korean bass tenors singing in art galleries and an amazing Stomp-like cooking show. I know we will be back soon to do it all again! And next time, we’re going to explore the DMZ!
Thanks for sharing this journey with me,