March 4th, 2013


Day 15: Korean Folk Village aka Ryo feels like she's in a drama

The Korean Folk Village is a bit of a hike out of the centre of Seoul; to get there I had to travel a little over an hour by train down to Suwon, where I could catch a bus that would take me to the Village. I woke up at about 8 and decided to leave around 9 since the website I was looking on said the shuttle bus left 11am and I wanted to get there a little early.

As it turns out, the site I had been looking on was outdated and the shuttle bus left at 10:30. I had JUST missed it. But the tourist information centre let me know which of the normal buses I could catch to get there, and since it was the end of the line on the bus route I didn’t have to worry that I was going to miss my stop.

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Today is my last day… last night I got really depressed about it too, because the guys here keep going ‘stay longerrrr, why do you have to go baaaack’ and it makes me feel terrible because I really don’t know why I don’t just try and do something here. Sigh.

Oh well, let’s try and enjoy it regardless :’)

Day 16: The final day, books and cafes

Packed my things this morning so that I wouldn’t have to do it in the evening… tried to book afternoon session tickets for Miso since it would finish early enough for me before I had to go to the airport but the theatre is apparently closed on Mondays, so that was a fail. Therefore Leena and I decided to spend the last day that I had here just taking it easy.

I wanted to go back to Kyobo bookstore to pick up some vocabulary books so I could study up on the language a bit more and memorise a lot more grammar, verbs and adjectives. I ended up picking up three books to learn more of the language.

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So now I’m just sitting in the hostel, typing this up and watching the clock. I’ll be heading out of here in about an hour to go to the airport and then my holiday will be over ;n; hopefully I won’t be too depressed on my flight. I’ll just bury my nose in my books and absorb as much information as I can.

I’m leaving my best friend behind in this country, but I’m taking a lot of new, wonderful memories with me. And in October I’ll be back, to visit her, and to make more memories!

Good night~ see you all back in Australia~