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There is life beyond school too

The classes are beginning for real this week, so it will become busy soon. Still, there is some time to do sightseeing and other fun stuff too. Actually, one of our professors told us, that we must NOT study during the weekend – weekend is for getting to know Korean culture by travelling etc. He told us not to stay at our dorm during the weekend. The same professor will take us to Seoul for an overnight trip to experience Korean popular culture via art and clubbing. Sounds like fun!

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Last Saturday we went to Seoul with the exchange students and our tutors to visit some nice places. The above photos are from king’s palace. Seoul is such a huge city! It takes about an hour to get to Seoul by bus. There are direct buses for every 5 or 10 minutes from the main gate of Ajou University. The one-way ticket is 1 700 won which is a little over one euro. Super cheap!

We got to try the traditional Korean costume, hanbok.

We got to try the traditional Korean costume, hanbok.

The signs of the western shops in Insadong area in Seoul are written in Korean alphabet. This is Starbucks!

The signs of the western shops in Insadong area in Seoul are written in Korean alphabet. This is Starbucks!

I also filmed two video clips of the Seoul tour. The first one is from Gwangjang market and the second one from Gyeongbok palace. Just click the links to see the videos.

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