Today was our first day in Seoul. As part of our AsiaLearn Bridging Cultures Program, we took a bus around various parts of Seoul. We went to the National Museum, the largest museum in Korea. And then we had lunch. I had bibimbap.

And sides.

And then we walked through the Cheongae Stream nearby; it was really pretty.

And then we went to the Gyeongbokgung Palace – it reminded me a lot of the Forbidden Palace and other ancient places in Beijing. I especially enjoyed the architectural details.



And then we went to dinner and for starters we had this seafood pancake thing. Mashisseoyo!

And then I had bibimbap ONCE AGAIN. Everyone got bibimbap this time. Ridiculousness. So much bibimbap. I will never eat it AGAIN!! …Just not in the next couple of days. I think I liked the dinner bibimbap better.

And it was our beloved Jei’s 21st birthday, so we celebrated it with a cake from Baskin Robbins. It was made of frozen yogurt, ice cream, cheesecake?, cherries, etc but it was soo delicious. We just dug in.

We were going to go to a noraebang for Jei’s birthday, but we were all so fracking tired by the time we got back to our dorm, that we just all bonked out immediately. We’re going to Busan in the morning, so we need to pack and then go to the train at 8 AM, bright and early!

Nightie night <3