Day One: From Los Angeles to Seoul, Yonsei University
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Hello~ I’m officially starting my blog series about my life as a study abroad student at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea!
So we had a midnight flight, it was strange eating “dinner” at 3am (Los Angeles time) and then breakfast at 3am (Seoul time). I chose beef stew and pancakes. Gotta have that last American food.
There was this cute little girl sitting next to me, but AH WHYYY?? She kept putting her head on the armrest and using it as a leverage to sleep cutting into my already tiny seat space :< QQ but I let her be. I just slept weirdly, tilted on the other side. Okay at this point I’d like to say sorry for being incoherent because I am dead tired. Long day, as you can continue to read on about! Anywho, we arrived at 5am, and took the airport limo/bus to the dorms (₩10,000). We got dropped off at the bus station nearby, but we had sooo many people on the same flight it took the driver a while to get out everyone’s luggage. He was holding up an entire bus lane of traffic and the other drivers were honking at him. Made me feel bad yo. After going up to SK Global the hardest way we could possibly go (up a mountain and more mountains and hills with more luggage), we arrived exhausted, sweaty and gross at our dorms.
Check in wasn’t bad at all, pretty simple overall. We had to go get our own bed linens downstairs. In my opinion they’re a little bit gross. You can see stains on them… and yeah, it’s just kinda gross. Luckily though, my room was very clean. I heard from the other rooms that theirs were still dirty.
I connected then showered, set up my laptop for internet and then off we went. I ended up going downstairs to the GS25, and lo and behold the first thing I bought was
banana milk (₩1,200). so very me. I would. And I did. Sorry I was too excited to drink it before I could take a pretty picture so you’ll have to do with the empty bottle. AND THE PLASTIC BOTTLE ONES JUST TASTE BETTER THAN THE CARTON ONES, IT’S NOT THE SAME.
Anyways, off we went to eat and to explore.
We crossed over a bridge.
Went through a very graffitied overpass(?)
Then we ended up eating lunch at Food Cafe.
omurice, soondubu, and kogi mandu (4 people; ₩3,000)
Walked around. Did some shopping. Bought the cutest Ponyo planner ever and a birthday card for my mom. (₩12,500). The lady at the shop was sooo nice. Since we’d been walking around all day, we decided to cool down with some patbingsoo.
3 people; ₩2,000. It was freaken delicious.
We walked back to the dorms and decided to take a shortcut that we saw earlier. Lots of graffiti again, very cool~
When we got back to the dorms I finally got to meet (for the first time) my friend Grace! It’s complicated…
AND CHECK OUT THESE WATERMELONS. This was a picture for my mom LOL but I’ll share it here. Look how perfect and green they are. It’s just not like that back home.
Then we went out AGAIN to go eat some dinner. We ate street food!
ddeokbeokki, twiggeum and soondaebeokkeum.*sp (3 people; ₩3,000)
Then we came back to the dorms and here I am, so so tired. We were going to go out again, but I think most of us are dead so it’s time to sleep. WOOOOO sleeping at 9:30pm I love it.