Entry seven

I decided to wake up early on Sunday and go to a Catholic Mass in Seoul. I did some research and found the perfect one to go to, the Myeongdong Catholic Cathedral. It contains a lot of history and is designated as National Historic Site #258 in the country. It was actually the first Catholic … More Entry seven

Entry six

Sorry it has been a while since my last blog. I have been pretty busy and also haven’t been getting wifi in my dorm!!!! Ugh, first world problems at its finest. Anyways, I’ll talk a little about my DMZ Tour! I’m not much of a history buff, but I will try my best to summarize … More Entry six

Entry five

I had a pretty eventful weekend with events going on all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I will dedicate this blog to the Boryeong Mud Festival. (I also visited the DMZ and went white-water rafting, but I want to talk about those in a separate entry). Korea’s annual Mud Festival was definitely an experience. It … More Entry five

Entry four

Last night was my favorite night in Seoul thus far. A group of us went to the Noryangjin Fish Market. Wow, what a culture shock. We could smell the seafood/fish as soon as we stepped off the subway but became desensitized to it after about 10 minutes. The fish market is the best place in the … More Entry four

Entry three

We recently visited an area of Seoul called Dongdaemun. It has many shops and is also known for its restaurants and street vendors. It seemed to be one of the more impoverished areas of Seoul, lacking the multimillion-dollar corporations and chain stores. Throughout our time there, we encountered many family owned restaurants, handmade crafts, ethnic … More Entry three

Entry two

My first 2 observations in Korea: People are wearing surgical masks in public…should I be concerned?             Since this past May, there has been an outbreak of MERS in the Republic of Korea. MERS stands for “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome” and is a viral illness caused by the coronavirus (the virus associated with common cold … More Entry two

Entry One

The 13.5-hour flight from Detroit to Seoul was not as bad as I thought it would be. At times it went slow and others fast, but before we knew it we were landing in Seoul! I have never travelled on such a large plane before; it carried close to 400 passengers. Contrary to the domestic … More Entry One