Monday

Gyeongbokgung Palace

After enjoying life here a bit too much I got sick. -.-'
But now I am all better again and I have had a wonderful Weekend and did a lot. ^-^

Today I went with a friend from the US to Gyeongbokgung Palace and we were so lucky, because today they reenacted some history.




It was awfully hot directly in the sun though, so we didn't watch the whole thing.
The Palace in itself is really beautiful too with all the gardens and the colors.
Also the entrance fee is also only 3000 won! So I'd recommend going there, when you visit Seoul.


The trees are really similiar to the ones in Croatia and it smelled the same way, too. It really made me want to go to the beach. :)





 

Lol this bird just sat on the tree above me xD And I was really happy it didn't poop on me.
According to the place were I come from to be pooped on by a bird brings you luck, but since it already happened to me twice I think I have enough.




 
 
Are there any places you heard about in Seoul that you would recommend ? Or places you enjoyed visiting? :) Feel free to comment bellow ^^
That's it for today:) Pls follow my blog and twitter see you next time :)

Sunday

Hello Sinsa :D


Today is Sunday and though the weather has been bad, I have been ripped off and some friends left us back because we came to late the day was really really great. :D

So we got up really early today (ehm 8.50 so for us early haha), because we wanted to meet some friends, but because of some minor incidents we were late by just 20 minutes though. So when we arrived at the meeting place no one was there anymore and no one texted us either. So my roommate and I decided to go and enjoy Sinsa instead.

Exams are over ^^


Hey guys I am sorry I haven't written for the last 2 weeks it has been exam time ~bäh~


went to a traditional Music Performance on friday ^^
 


And I have been crazy enough to register for Korean 1 when I hadn't even done basic ( which I also have ) Haha

So I have been studying Korean like crazy, which doesn't mean I am a pro right now, but slowly I start to understand some things \(^-^)/  YAYY The Lady at the store doesn't have to repeat the Price 20 times before I get it XD do you still remember how I complained in my first post about not understanding anything? The post id here btw xD -> link

So basically I was in my room till Friday and let me tell you to learn with 4 People in the same room is ehm... hard. 재미없어요

I was super happy when on Friday I finished my last Exam for the week. My friend and I went to Sungshin to go Shopping :D And I bought myself some very evil nail polish and a dress for just 20000 won.

The only Problem most of the stuff you can't try on and see if it fits. So I was really happy when they had a changing room, but there was no mirror in there :0 so now I tried it on at home and I am not sure if I like it or not...  it doesn't really fit


My romantic spring in Seoul

Hey there I just wanted to share with you guys how amazing spring is at my exchange University. There are cherry blossoms and other flowers everywhere for about 2 weeks I'd say. It is lovely. Students are sitting outside underneath the trees. Everyone is taking pictures. Even families came to the campus to take pictures xD

My friend said I am weird for taking a pic of them taking a pic, but they are so cute ^-^
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So here are some pics of my Campus at Kookmin during springtime. Lol maybe now you wanna do your exchange here, too.
 
 

Tuesday

How to get rid of a stuffy nose!

Everyone in my room in Korea got a stuffy nose, which means 4 People keep on sneezing and blowing their noses. You know how unconfortable it is to have a stuffy nose. Not only do you not smell anything and food taste bad no sometimes you also start snoring.Nope I don't ever :p And when you want to blow your nose nothing is coming out. Plus you run out of tissues -.-

We should probably have bought one of those cool Korean masks. They told us polluted air keeps coming from China, which is bad for your health. Or we should have dressed warmer. It was warm and then cold again a lot.

So here are a few home remedies to get your nose free again:

1. Keep your room moist

When you have a stuffy nose it is really important to keep your room moist enough. You can either but a wet towel on your heater or set up bowels with water, or you simply open the window a few times. And you yourseld should also stay hydrated.

Sunday

Eastern in Korea


It is Eastern and I am seriously missing Family and home today. Usually on Eastern  my family and I would go to church together afterwards to my grandparents and then searching chocolate all over the house, which my mother hides. Lol yes we kept the tradition from when we were kids.^^ So no searching the house today -.-'  

 

Thank goodness my grandparents send me a survival pack for eastern xD aren't they just the best :)

 

 

Friday

8 Cultural differences between Germany and Korea


I can't believe  that I have already been here for a whole month now! Time is passing by really quick as an exchange student and while at first I wondered sometimes when I'll finally see my family again now I am conflicted. On one hand it would be of course nice to see them again, but I have friends here now too and I love how different Korea is. I have been so busy the last week with class assignments and meeting new people. Life couldn't be better right now.

So today you get 8 cultural differences I realized in my first few weeks here that definitely stunned me:

Sunday

Seongbuk: Exploring art in my neighborhood



*Haha yes I know today you only got to see a list of sites to look at if you want to actually visit
attractions-and.html. But you will also get an update on what I have been up to this week*

This week I had my very first practical tea ceremony class, which is definitely not as easy as it seems! But the guys in there are rather handsome *tüdlüü* Pls don't let them read this.. or do. I am not sure which option would be better haha.

LOST IN SEOUL: TOP 5 WEBSITES TO FIND THE PLACES TO VISIT

www.pachd.com


Are you also in Seoul and have no clue where to go? Which places to visit and where to start? Well we are on the same boat! I know Seoul is huge and there is soo much to do, but the big question is where to start. How to see everything in a short time in the most efficient way? Well this weekend I decided not just to randomly go out but to sit down on my butt and do some research. Oh yes and research I did.

 

So I googled a ton of websites and those are the top 5 that helped me most:

Wednesday

MUST SEES IN KOREA: Insadong!


I know how no one checks out the credits in the end so before the Video comes:
Music credits go to:

 

You did watch the Video till the end didn't you ? It's the funniest part! Now tell me you didn't have to think about these kinds of nuts when you saw the candle picture xD


Insadong was actually the first more famous place that I have visited so far. It's a really creative and artistic place with lots of galleries. If you are into art this is definitely the place to go! And if you are not really into that kind of thing there is still a lot to see. Promise!

 

You can buy for example traditional clothes called hanbok there. If you are on a tight Budget I would recommend you though to just borrow them, get pictures taken and impress your friends without the actual buying part, since the prices are rather breathtaking. Wouldn't want to faint in the middle of the shop...

You can also get yourself some traditional tea, hairpins, stamps, paper, jeweler boxes and so on. As long as it is traditional you can get it there. And please say hi to the nice Lady in the teashop that was once living in Hamburg.  She made a really good "Spezial Preis" :')

 

Now I know there are a lot of people, who are very interested in the food you can get there. There are many many street foods to grab and the sellers are amazingly funny. You just have to try out the sticky Turkish ice cream!! It sticks very very well!

 

Also there are a lot of traditional teahouses there. And the "Restaurant" you saw in the vid is one that my friend took me to. The atmosphere there was just amazing. I LOVE it! It's called Miss Lee cafe. Too bad I didn't know it is a place shown in the Show "we got married" until I already left-.- I would have looked around wayyy more closely. Maybe I'll check back.

 

And I got soo lucky. There were so many street artists there. The singer in the last part of the vid failed all of the auditions here in Korea and he is was really good can you believe that? They are really strict about the looks maybe it was, because he wasn't that handsome. To bad Koreans care so much about looks.



 

Monday

Survived my first week in Korea :D


*Hey ho, since I've finally arrived here in Korea I decided to do a blog, so that I can share my experiences here with you guys :) Wohoo! Maybe you are reading this because you also want to come to Korea? Or maybe you are a huge kpop and kdrama fan ? Or maybe you are just curious. Whatever the reason is I hope you enjoy the content.*


To tell you the truth my first week here was a week of ups and downs and not just because there are hills literally everywhere. I had quite a hard time getting adjusted to the life here. Here is a shared dorm room at Kookmin University, in which I am currently living with two lovely girls. One from Turkey and the other one from the US. The room is small, but what bothers me most is the bathroom situation. It's not only tiny, but also the doors are made of glass and are most definitely not sound proof. So if you are into privacy ... well you won't find it here. Just think about all the things you are usually doing in a bathroom that you wouldn't want to share with complete strangers... Even if they are really nice. Plus they didn't tell us there wouldn't be any toilet paper.