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.