Sunday, April 29, 2012

I love Korea first

Before I fell in love with anything else about Korea. Still remember the first trip overseas 7 years ago was Korea, not even Singapore, I chose Korea just because nobody else in my family has been there. Back then popular country where people want to visit was Japan, so I wanted to be special and be opposite of it so I chose Korea. I was 17. Wasnt really excited although it was my first trip overseas probably I was too young to enjoy travelling. So when I reach there, first thing was I love the weather. It was spring, and it was the cherry blossoms season, I felt lucky. I can say I really enjoy my trip that time, probably because the tour guide is kinda cute, I thought he looked like Vanness at that time. hahahaha. So I told myself I want to go back again in 5 years.

In less than 5 years, I went back again. This time was a coincidence that a university accepted my friends and I for a visit for a programme in my university. Once again I wasnt really excited as I thought I could have been to somewhere else this time since I've already been to Korea.

We were accepted for a visit in Woosong University and we had the best experience ever.

All I can say, I didnt regret it at all! It was this trip which change everything in my life. My friends and I, the total 6 of us travelled by ourselves. Before we headed to the university, we were backpacking, go around Seoul by ourselves. None of us could speak the language, and to be honest I was scared.

We were lucky as we met the most kind people on Earth. The Koreans. We've met an old ahjusshi who is willing to walk with us to lead us to the place we were looking for in cold weather at night, kind people who would offer to help us with our heavy luggages go up the stairs at the subway, kind people who tries their best to give us directions when we were lost although they couldnt speak English, kind people who would offer to help us to take pictures, random photographers who randomly took our pictures, ask for our emails so he can send a copy of it to us, kinda ahjumma of a small restaurant who would cook for us even its already 12 midnight, kind people of Namsan Guesthouse who would help us to call for delivery, offer us free beer and soju and great great friends whom we have made during our stay.

The famous Gyeongbokgong where you can learn a lot about the history of Korea

Trying on a Hanbok is a must when you go to Korea. 

Korea House is the place where you can see a lot of traditional Korean houses and Korean traditional life.

At Myeongdong, favourite place for people like me who loves shopping. There are a lot of places for shopping in Korea, Dongdaemun, Namdaemun, Edae, Sinchon, etc. Hongdae is the place you can find a lot of clubs for those who like partying!

So that is when, I'm sure I will go back there again someday. I started to take up Korean language classes up till today, listen to a lot of Kpop, watch a lot of Korean programme shows, watch Korean dramas, always crave for Korean food, starting to love Kimchi, learn to make kimbap, looking up at Korea universities, watch korean youtube gurus and everything about Korea. Yeah, I'm crazy like that. What more can I say, all these are the reasons I should be selected for Touch Korea Tour. I want to experience everything again! :D