haven’t updated my blog/vlog channel in awhile… this was filmed a couple weeks ago when we went to the han river :)
went clubbing today and this one korean guy (not good looking but not super ugly…) just darts through my circle of friends to get next to me and i immediately just bolted to the other side. what’s funny is that i didn’t even realize exactly what i did until my friends started cracking up and telling me how quickly i got away from him. LOL. i guess my instinct is to run when a stranger comes out of nowhere. hahah
we were on our way to the grocery store and came across this ahjumma with these cute wittle kittens and puppies and baby chicks. they were so freakin’ cuteee! i just wanted to pet them all day and then take them home with me! if only…. :(
and here is my latest vlog of the day i got my tragus pierced. they didn’t let us record the process but i saw my friend get it done as well and it wasn’t that scary. they use needles instead of guns here for piercings.
i’m in love with it! since it was so cheap i’m considering whether or not i should get the other side done as well… ahhh what do you think?
i’ve been craving Mexican food since the first day i got here and a little over a month later… finally got to eat a burrito! it was everything i imagined and more. those carne asada fries were bombdiggity though. need to go backk! the only downside is that the burrito is not nearly as big as the ones back in California and they cost twice as much :(
Why You Should Travel Young.
so thankful for this experience right now.
In Seoul? I actually haven’t been to that many places but if you’re looking for cheap clothes (~10,000 won or $10 USD), shoes, and bags I would recommend shopping around Edae. They have huge selection of shoes and even have some smaller sizes for short girls (like me) who have small feet (US sizes 5-6). I personally prefer Edae because it’s close to my dorm and there’s also street food there :)
Shops in Hongdae are cuter and have more styles but they’re a bit pricier (~20,000 won or $20 USD) so it really depends on your budget. You can also get a lot of cheap and cute jewelry in Hongdae.
If you don’t mind traveling a bit farther you can take the subway to the Express Bus Terminal and it’s like shopping heaven and you can find cheap shoes and clothes similar to those found in Edae. I’ve only been there once but I definitely want to go again.
If you want to go to Western stores like H&M then I would recommend Myeongdong but since a lot of foreigners go there to shop, you probably won’t find many good deals.
The bad thing about shopping here is that most stores don’t let you try on the clothes so you really have to know your sizes well. Clothes can be cheap but I find that some of them are really hit & miss. If you shop at vintage stores, you probably will be able to find more unique items and they usually let you try on the clothes. Only downside is that those items tend to be a little pricier but the clothes are good quality so you really get what you pay for. Hope that helped!