Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Seoul Lantern Festival


After wandering around Seoul after my GRE, Jeanie and I grabbed dinner at an Italian place (honey gorgonzola pizza, spicy chicken pasta, and not-sugar-coated garlic bread), acquired some Mint Choco coffees from Ediya (delicious!), and then proceeded to wait in the twisting line for the Seoul Lantern Festival for... 30 minutes?  40 minutes?  As it was the last day, the event was teeming with people so we got to enjoy being sardines (I feel this is typical in Seoul given my subway ride earlier).

A Test, An Admiral Yi Sun Shin, A King Se Jong, and A Palace

I took the GRE in Seoul.  And then I was a tourist.

I woke up at 6:30AM, took the subway to Gangnam and then using a bunch of maps I saved on my phone (thank you PrtScr button), I found my way to the Jangwon Building that housed the hagwon (private academy) where my test was to take place.  Then I went to Angel-In-Us right in front of it and got an orange juice and ham egg ciabatta first before deciding to enter the test building (there may have also been a stop at a GS25 for a Snickers...).

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sweet, Beautiful, Hot Water At Last

So my friends and family know that I've basically had a hate-hate relationship with hot water in this apartment since I got here.  I was told my water heater was new/had been recently replaced.

LIES!

Or something.  I don't really care anymore.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Seorak Mountain and the Osaek Hot Springs


And yet another trip with Adventure Korea (AK), this time to Seoraksan and the Osaek (Five Color) Hot Springs!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

School Festival & Sports Day

This is about a week late, but I'll post anyway for those who are interested and want to see what late October weather looks like in Gangneung.  Also, some other random thoughts at the end.