Lotus Lantern Festival

27 04 2009

Lotus Lantern Festival

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….more to come. My computer is running out of space for all the darn RAW files, hah!

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Cherry Blossom Festival

14 04 2009

Headed to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Yeuido this weekend. Didn’t really take part in any festivities (if there were any, aside from an increased amount of street food vendors^^) but concentrated on practicing with my camera!





Saturday’s alright alright alright

4 04 2009

I’ve got a lovely post about some fave bars in Itaewon brewing, until then, Saturday stories! It’s been quite the epic Saturday. I woke up much earlier than I am accustomed to, and went straight to the mountain trails near my apartment with my dog Elly! She spent about an hour playing (leash free! woohoo!) in the dead leaves leftover from fall, while I took photos of the spring flowers. I’m loving the change of weather!!!

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Elly, on a mission, avoiding the camera as usual

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pretty spring flowers!

After the hike this morning I studied some Spanish on Rosetta Stone, and then I spent about an hour reading at a cafe called Little Jakob in Cheongdam before my afternoon lesson. It’s a great little coffee shop outside exit 12 (Cheongdam, Line 7) with comfy chairs! I’ve been on a reading spree, starting and finishing “Sellevision” by Augusten Burroughs yesterday, and starting and finishing “A Long Way Gone: Memories of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmael Beah today. A bit all over the board with genres, clearly, but both were good. I picked up a couple more books but hopefully can contain my enthusiasm for reading and draw them out a bit more!

Tonight will start at a great hookah bar called Rainbow in Kangnam. I’m looking forward to the laid back, dimly lit atmosphere for a chill evening. I’m attempting to have more chill weekend nights to facilitate more productive weekends as my time wanes in South Korea. There’s so much I haven’t seen, and I only have 4 months! I will keep you updated about the best places I find 😉