The absolute cutest souvenir from Japan… Where else? ;)

The absolute cutest souvenir from Japan… Where else? ;)

Part 2 includes a trip to Nara and a visit to an owl cafe. It was the trip of a lifetime.

Part 1 of my trip to Japan for Chuseok. Tumblr only allows me to post 10 photos at a time. >:O

I went on a paragliding trip with Adventure Korea a couple weeks ago. We went to Annmyeong Island, about a 2-hour drive away from Seoul. We were totally in the middle of nowhere, which made for some great views. It’s really not as terrifying as it looks - and although I was pretty hesitant at first (as seen in the second picture), it’s really so much fun and relaxing when you’re up in the air. Plus, the hot PhysEd students from Kyunghee University were there as well, so there were plenty of nice things to look at as we waited for the wind to cooperate and let us fly in the air. ^_-

P.S. That’s me in the last picture!

Some pics from my weekend trip to Pohang. I’m still dreaming about that grilled mackerel from the fish market. It only cost us ₩4,000 each!

I ventured over to Yangjae Stream here in Gangnam after work and was met with nearly empty walkways lined with fully bloomed Cherry Blossoms! Despite all the concrete and pollution, this city can really be beautiful this time of year. 🌸🌸🌸

It’s Cherry Blossom season in Korea, my favorite time of year!

Oh, and here’s a photo of my apartment - it’s so big I had to take a panorama shot! And check out that queen-size bed! After 6 years of sleeping on twin beds, bunk beds, sharing rooms with 4+ girls, and the broken bed in my apartment in Daegu, I finally have a big bed and apartment to call my own. I promise I’m not high maintenance, but I’ll admit it feels real good to have all this hard work pay off.

Oh, and here’s a photo of my apartment - it’s so big I had to take a panorama shot! And check out that queen-size bed! After 6 years of sleeping on twin beds, bunk beds, sharing rooms with 4+ girls, and the broken bed in my apartment in Daegu, I finally have a big bed and apartment to call my own. I promise I’m not high maintenance, but I’ll admit it feels real good to have all this hard work pay off.

I was a bit of a tourist last weekend and visited Bukcheon Hanok Village (북촌한욱마을) near Seoul City Hall - a village full of traditional Korean homes. It was actually very quaint with many unique shops and restaurants, and much less of a tourist trap than I had imagined. I’m dedicating my first couple months to exploring all the sites in Seoul I’ve neglected to visit since I’ve moved to Korea. I would hate to leave this place without having seen as much as possible.

Springtime in Yeouido Park (여의도공원), Seoul, with friends and boyfriend. It’s starting to get warm here but unfortunately the pollution from the yellow dust is taking its toll - thank god for Instagram filters that make the sky look more blue than it actually is!

Just a couple more weeks until the cherry blossoms come out - I’ll be heading down to Jinhae for the second time for the cherry blossom festival. I’m looking forward to seeing the ocean and breathing in some fresh air for the first time in many months.