Just a small update on recent events here. Really starting to enjoy Korea, Seoul, and life abroad as a whole. After a bit of a rocky start can only go uphill from here right.
Spring beer festival was in napsapyeong to kick off the spring weather of intense rain showers and down pours. But as you can imagine it didn’t stop us beer drinkers seeking free delicious homemade beer. After working at a microbrewery and being spoiled with delicious brews its hard to drink cass and hite on a regular basis. Much free beer was consumed from a variety of places and all in all good end to the day with some pork tacos from a truck.
Cherry blossom festival in yeuido was a bit of a let down since they were exactly bloomed yet, but a good time with good company and a nice park in the city is always a good change.
Lotus lantern festival and parade was incredible. Def can cross that off my bucket list i took a stupid amount of photos and loved everysecond of the two week period the lanterns were displayed at various temples.
World dj festival was held just east of seoul this year in yangpeong. Amazing weekend bit of a storm passed through ripping practically every tent out of the ground and away some that never were to be found( sorry alan and mark 😦 )
But all in all amazing weekend of dancing drinking djs and silent disco oh and being dirty just for another d word but yes we were smelly by day 3.
This weekend will be attending korean queer culture festival. Not sure what I’m in for, but should be interesting never been to one before but Korea isn’t exactly an accepting place for gay culture so we will see.
Next up in Mid July is the Mud Festival which I have always seen photos of friends that have been to Korea before so I’m pretty excited to experience it first hand. I will be joining a group of people through my Korean language class, CLS (Conversational Learning Seoul) and they seem like a fun group, so should be good.
After that will be the UMF Korea. This is probably what I am most pumped for at this point. Huge DJ names will be performing there, unlike when I went to World DJ festival I didn’t know anyone that would be playing, but I couldn’t pass up this opportunity so I bought a ticket on my birthday and greatly anticipating this 2 day mayhem just a walk away from my house 🙂 Woo really take for granted sometimes being sooo close to everything living right in Seoul, but I will be happy when I can get out one of these weeks and travel.
Next weekend, June 9th, I will be traveling to Yeosu Expo in the South of Korea. Most of the posts (trying to not make it that way though), are from events sponsored by them and given free tickets to go see some shows. Most of them being non-verbal shows or musical type deals, but all been pretty nice especially when it’s free 🙂
Pretty excited for the weekend to get out and get away. Although I wasn’t able to attend the orientation, it seems like we will be put to work photographing and going to different parts of the expo to take some photos and later post about it. Not quite sure what I got my self into, but anyway free trip can’t beat that.
June 6th is Memorial Day here in Korea happens to fall on a Wednesday so looking forward to another short week next week. Just found out last night at dinner with some c0-workers we will be having a Pajama Party at school on a Friday in July, gotta love when school sucks up my weekend hopes of leaving this city. School again on the Last sunday in June for father’s day. Ohhh Korea. It’s a love/hate relationship.
In better news, two weeks and counting until I am reunited with a good friend of mine, Maggie. Maggie is Canadian and we met in Australia when we worked at lovely Hog’s Breath together. She now lives the life (literally) in Singapore and I was able to visit her last year for St. Patty’s Day and now she has a layover in Seoul on her way to home to do a roadtrip of the Us/Canada (nice), and we will spend the saturday night dancing away till early sunday morning when she has to depart again. Really nice to see familiar faces around here. And being reunited with old friends of course.
It’s Friday here, thank goddd. Going hiking for the first time Sunday, so that will be nice. I am going to try and post here more regularly (and make it more interesting for my 2 readers out there, much love). Hope all is well back on the home front,
Love always xoxo