It was my first time leaving my family for more than a week and jeez, saying goodbye was tough!
So what did I do on this 13 hours and 50 minutes nonstop flight?
1) Watch movies - One Day - I liked it, but I admit it was pretty depressing.
- The Rise of the Planet of the Apes - I really liked. Tom Felton is so good at being bad.
- Crazy, Stupid Love - I loved it. So funny. Worth all the hype.
|Lunch: Bibimbap, Seaweed Soup, Kimchi, and Fruit Salad|
|Dinner: Fish & Chips with steamed veggies, bread, potato salad & sashimi, and cheese cake|
3) Try to sleep - Airplanes are so uncomfortable.
After landing safely, it was time to find our way to the university! Cat and I decided to take the airport limo bus to the university, which was actually very nice. It was efficient, crew was friendly and helpful, there was a TV (with Korean men in afros), no complaints! There was even free wi-fi which I couldn't use because I didn't have a login, but still! Wi-Fi on the bus!
|On the bus!|
One ticket on the deluxe airport limo bus: 14000 won ($12.40 CND)
Before we called it a night, we ventured off to get a light meal.
|Bungeoppang - roasted batter with red bean paste filling|
3 for 1000 won (~$0.89 CND for three)
On route to the university, I noticed a lot of bridges in all different shapes, sizes, and colour. [The bridges connect the land divided by the Han River.] There were a lot of tall buildings too, but instead of my vision of pretty skyscrapers, I saw tall buildings with a more industrial look. I had a very ideal, romanticized vision of Seoul based on kdramas alone, but after finally coming here, I know that is all about to change - hopefully for the better of course!