There is no doubt about it. Seoul is fun. In a country where there are no open container laws, bars stay open until six in the morning, and soju is a dollar, it is a little easy to get carried away. I’ve had an incredible few last months in Seoul, and I wouldn’t change them for the world. However, I am looking forward to a break from the craziness of the city.
Last Months in Seoul
It was an exciting a somewhat nostalgic past couple of months for me. My best friend from home came to visit, and I had to say goodbye to my little Korean babes. (Yes, I cried.) Anyways, its off to some more adventures for me. Here’s to hoping that this trip is as incredible as I am expecting!
I got to attend a massive water gun festival that was pretty similar to Songkran in Thailand, but slightly less aggressive. (Example: no ice buckets dumped over my head.) There was an amazing DJ, and I got to dance the day away and act like a kid again.
The lantern festival in Seoul is absolutely stunning. The Lotus Lantern Festival is held every year in celebration of Buddha’s birthday. I got to appreciate the beauty of it at Jogyesa Temple in Seoul, and it was one of my favorite experiences thus far. Read more about the celebration here.
My nights out in Korea have mainly centered around rooftop parties and dancing, which I can’t complain about. The party in Seoul literally never stops, and there have been quite a few nights coming home when the birds are chirping. The party life in Seoul is quite surreal, and although I’ve had fun, I am ready for a break.
Ultra was certainly an experience, and it was made even better as I wasn’t planning on going but got a free ticket at the last-minute. This picture is actually from the Ultra Japan website, but I didn’t get to go there as well.
Next time I got you, Japan!
Getting Up Close & Personal With North Korea
Visiting the JSA and the DMZ was a pretty surreal experience. Seeing the guards facing each other from separate sides really made me realize the absurdity and craziness of the whole situation.
As my best friend was in town, I got to be a tourist in Seoul again and go sightseeing. Check out some of my ideas for things to do in Seoul here.
For now, it’s goodbye Seoul and hello to Southeast Asia. Follow my adventures on my blog and my instagram!