Tomorrow will be a week since I arrive in Seoul. I feel like I’ve been here forever since I’ve been so busy these past few days, but that’s Seoul. A city that never sleeps.
Dormitory move-in was Monday, so I checked out of the hostel along with two other fellow future classmates I met there, and we headed outside to catch a taxi. Okay, so I’ve been here before and I’ve ridden taxis here, but I was always with someone that spoke Korean. This was the first time I would be the one to give the driver instructions. Such a simple thing, but it was so nerve wracking since my Korean skills are lacking in so many ways. However, I managed to get me and my new friends in the other taxi to the dorms without any problems. The driver even complimented my Korean and said I must have studied a lot. That compliment really made my day because it means that all my self-studying has payed off a bit.
Now, I’m all settled into my dorm room. They are just like how I remember them and I’m even on the same floor as I was last time. I’m glad that the dorms house such a diverse population because it makes me feel a bit like I’m at home, but it also makes it much harder to make friends that are native to Korea.
Tomorrow, I will be traveling to Busan, which is in the Southern part of South Korea. It’s a beautiful city alongside the beach about 5 hours away from Seoul by bus. I will talk about it in the next post. Wish me luck!