Can you believe it’s been almost four weeks since I left the Netherlands for Seoul? I can’t… and I know I have hardly blogged since arriving, for that I apologize (more about why I’ve been slacking so much can be found later on in this post under ‘technical problems’). Here is an extremely long, picture filled, update about my life in Korea which involves visiting historic palaces and villages, people dashing towards me to take pictures, eating lots of Japanese food, shopping for make-up and technical problems.
Gyeongbokgung is the biggest palace in Seoul. Today my dorm mates and I went there to do some sightseeing. As we got out of the subway a bunch of kids wearing coats saying ‘Free Tour Guide’ were waiting near the exit. They approached us as soon as they saw us and proposed to give us a tour of the palace. We were so surprised, young kids spending their weekend on informing foreigners about the Korean dynasty (spending your weekend level Asian 9gag.com). They were amazing tour guides and spoke very good English.View Post
A while ago I got an e-mail from Elise in which she asked if she could do Freelancing work for BeautyLab. Elise (20) is a journalism student and was giving the assignment to work for an (online) magazine or newspaper for the time span of three months. I’m always open to such requests and so we decided to meet up over a cup of tea in order to brainstorm about possible article subjects. We decided that Elie will post an article every two weeks the coming months. Together we picked out the subjects that will be discussed. They will be related to traveling, something Elise loves to do. [This is a re-post from my old blog. I put it up because I’m very proud of this article and I want to do an ‘Korea’ edition in the near future.]View Post
A quick update of what I’ve been doing in Seoul so far. Two weeks have almost passed already, can you believe it? I’m happy that time is flying, because that indicates that I’m having quite a good time right? To be honest I didn’t take a lot of pictures yet. Sometimes I’m so overwhelmed by what I see (or super annoyed by the high hills I’ve to climb up in order to reach the university) that I just forget to snap a picture!
Koreans are crazy about beauty, something that really shows when walking through the streets in this breathtaking country. In Seoul for example, you’ll find a make-up store on almost every corner. No matter how ugly the street, a pretty and colorful make-up store will be there to brighten things up. Despite that I have been here for only one week now I did do some make-up (window)shopping and while doing so I discovered some pretty funny things.Let me share my first impression of Korean make-up (stores).View Post