Asia · 156 Days · 193 Moments · August 2017

My exchange in South Korea

26 January 2018

Thursday night out to Thursday party together with Beril's new roommates. It was a fun night full of surprises. After the Thursday party we went clubbing at NB2. Dancing till 6 in the morning it was really nice.

23 January 2018

We also went outside the mall but because it was freezing we didn't stay long ๐Ÿ˜‚
We decided to check out the Lotte Tower mall and discovered a really nice place. But we didn't go inside the tower. Only some shopping in the mall
After sleeping over, we went for delicious Bibimbap ( or something quite similar) and went then to the famous bakery of the neighborhood.

22 January 2018

Small reunion in Seoul. We stayed at Rosa's place with some good wine and chips. And my new fluffiest friend ๐Ÿ˜†

18 January 2018

There was a water show so we stayed and enjoyed our last night in Singapore
We quickly went for some dessert/dinner and then enjoyed the night version of the Bay.
The gardens are really amazing
So we went to Marina Bay. Most famous skyline of Singapore. Then we went for the Gardens Next to the Bay.
We went for Italian food before heading out to Marina Bay

17 January 2018

To take the subway we have to follow the river with it's pretty architecture

16 January 2018

For our first night in Singapore, we decided to visit the neighborhood that was the closest to our hotel : China Town ๐Ÿ˜‚

15 January 2018

Today the weather was really nice so we went to Batu Feringhi which is the nicest beach in Penang (according to our hotel)

14 January 2018

We went again for the Red Food court and had delicious food
After that we went to the dockside and walked back home through little India
We went to Armenian Street which is pretty famous for it's street art and we went to eat delicious oreo cheesecake
The next day we walked across town and found some pretty street art and other buildings. It was really nice

13 January 2018

On the evening we went for food in the place next to our hotel. We actually followed the loud music we could hear from our room and found this little gem. It's like an outdoor food court but with only street food going from Chinese, to western to Korean and Indian.
We changed location. With an almost overnight bus we went from Kuala Lumpur to George Town, Penang island. We decided o just walk around the neighborhood to discover what there was to be seen. It was really calm but reassuring. Really pretty with it's colonial styled houses

12 January 2018

On our way back it started to rain heavily so we went for some cake and coffee. And then walked home by crossing Merdeka Square and seeing the textile museum again in its full glory
The inside of the caves
Then we feed the Monkeys and moved to the main cave with a nice temple inside
Today, we planned on grabbing some good and going to Battu caves. While walking to the train station we found a small food market and bought some stuff to eat. After that we arrived at the Battu Caves and discovered a lot of monkey's and beautiful statues. Thus us actually a side cave

11 January 2018

We also walked next to the textile museum which is a beautiful building ๐Ÿ˜
In the evening we decided to go to central market for food and walk around there. We discovered by accident almost the main mosquee of Kuala Lumpur.
New day new neighborhood : Little India. Again the rain was our compagnon but the neighborhood was actually kind of a let down. We expected more ๐Ÿ˜ถ

10 January 2018

So we came back after some food to the towers and discover the I side. It is really magical ๐Ÿ˜Š Just a shame it rained right when we arrived ๐Ÿ˜ฃ
As the wait was really long, we decided to check out the Chinese neighborhood and walked back to our hotel. This permitted us to discover our neighborhood and the mix in construction styles, cultures and differences with Thailand.
We wanted to go inside the towers but had to wait till the evening as it was only possible through organised tours. So we checked out the shopping mall and the parcel behind the towers
Our first day in a new country ๐Ÿ˜ Kuala Lumpur is actually a nice city and we stated by getting food as we arrived quite late the day before. First thing to do is to go visit the Petronas Twin Towers.

9 January 2018

8 January 2018

On our way back to our hotel we went to discover a shopping mall and decided spontaneously to go watch a movie. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Jumanji is pretty funny and Thai movie theaters are really ok. Especially there popcorn ๐Ÿคค
This morning Grace left to get her plane back to Belgium. ๐Ÿ˜ข And we were lazy but still decided to discover a bit more of Phuket. We went for our last Thai meal. ๐Ÿ˜‚

7 January 2018

In the evening we decided to just hang out in our hostel as it was really nice there. If I go back to Phuket, I definitely go back there to sleep.
We went to see the famous tigers. It was a nice place where we could take pictures with the animals but I wasn't really at ease as they are way more dangerous than cats. My nervousness is evident from the pictures but I still like them.
Our hotel has pretty good food so we decided to eat there. I had quesadillas and salad while Laura and Grace had pasta
And to celebrate my birthday we wanted to go out. But I was quite tired from the travel so we went to a beach bar. We had some cocktails and danced there. It was really fun ๐Ÿ˜‹

6 January 2018

We decided to quickly discover the neighborhood and eat as we were really hungry. So one thing that chocked me was the bad taste in restaurant decoration but it was fun to watch ๐Ÿ˜‚ I had coconut milk chicken curry and Laura and Grace had a chicken steak ๐Ÿคค
Our hostel room. ๐Ÿ˜‰
For my birthday Laura braided my hair and did my make up. I really liked it so I had to post it here ๐Ÿ˜Š Well I actually spend the biggest part of my 24th birthday traveling ๐Ÿ˜‚ it was too hot in the boat and too cold in the bus. But I really liked my first present ๐Ÿ˜ So thanks to Laura and Grace ๐Ÿ˜˜
Such a shame that we had to leave Ao Nang and it's nice weather. But we took the boot and the bus that would take us to our last stop in Thailand : Phuket

5 January 2018

After the waterfall,we went to the monkey caves in the hope to see a little of monkey's but they actually had enough food so they hide on the top of the mount ๐Ÿ˜ข
We had a whole activity day planned. We started with rafting for 5 km. We weren't allowed to peddle as monitors came with us to guide us in the water but the natural quick parts of the river and other boots made the trip fun and wet ๐Ÿ˜‚ It is amazing, it is really fun and I would definitely do it again ๐Ÿ˜‚ After that we could drive the ATV (also known as quads) for 30 minutes. It is pretty intense and I discovered I can't handle them ๐Ÿ˜ซ We finished with a Flying fox which is a long zeppelin cable. Then on our way back, we went to a waterfall and Laura & Grace got their feet cleaned by some fish in the water

3 January 2018

Our first day in Ao Nang was spent at the beach. But against what everyone expects, Laura means Grace aren't real beach people. We sat down for ten minutes that Grace decided to go for a massage and a pedicure, half an hour later, we decided to go look for her and also got a massage and a pedicure. Then we walked around looking at the beautiful beach and the neighborhood.

2 January 2018

The next day we already had to leave Koh Tao again ๐Ÿ˜ข We would travel the whole day to arrive on the other side of the country. From east to west. Our next destination : Ao Nang Beach (near Krabi)

1 January 2018

We finished our snorkeling trip in this natural reserve. It is a small island linked to Koh Tao with a white sand beach.
Our first activity of the year was snorkeling and saying hey to some really nice fish. It was my first time snorkeling and I thought I would die. The immensity of the ocean is hard to understand until you are to go snorkeling in it. I had difficulty breathing through the tuba at first so I panicked several times to the point that I was sitting on the boot snaking for air. But the second time I asked a lifevest and thanks to that I could call down while floating in the orange suit. It was really amazing. Fun fact: Every time we went into the water there was a bright sun and as soon as our time at the stop was almost over, it would start raining ๐Ÿ˜‚ Less Fun fact : I burnt a little ๐Ÿ˜‚ so I was nice and red after the snorkeling. I finished my aftersun on the burn. But at least it became a nice tan
We enjoyed fire works and decided to go for a first midnight bath in Koh Tao ๐Ÿ˜‚
After the food, we decided to go to a beach party to celebrate the last hours of 2017 and the new hours of 2018. So for all those I haven't wished it yet : Happy New Year ๐Ÿค—

31 December 2017

It was Sylvester ๐Ÿ˜Ž So we decided to get extra pretty and meet Alex, Steffen and Lisa to celebrate New year ๐Ÿ˜Š They were actually stuck on the island because of the weather and illness. So we were the happy wave of a break.
After the long travel, we decided to enjoy the pool and the really nice hotel
The nice view from the boot before arriving in Koh Tao ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ
We left Koh Samui after two nights but we could still enjoy the island a little so it was fine. Next destination: Koh Tao to meet Alex and Steffen again

30 December 2017

Because it was almost new year,we couldn't take the boot on the date we wanted.๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ So we had to sleep one night extra in Koh Samui and that allowed us the day we were supposed to leave to go to the beach ๐Ÿ–๏ธ For once it wasn't raining and it was a really really sunny day ๐ŸŒค๏ธ

29 December 2017

We finally arrived in Koh Samui. Such a shame it rains a lot ๐ŸŒง๏ธ When we finally have some dry weather ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ we decided to go to the swimming pool. But the water is actually is too cold so it turns in a fotosession.๐Ÿ“ธ What we only knew the next morning is that there were a lot of muskito's who really loved our fresh blood. ๐Ÿ So each of us had a least a dozen bites
After the night bus, we still had to take the ferry for 3 hours and a cab to our hotel.

28 December 2017

We discovered that going from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui is only possible by flight or bus. As the flights became too expensive, we decided to take the bus. But it would only take us to Bangkok, where we had to wait half a day before taking the night bus for Koh Samui. So we spend our extra half day in Bangkok in the SIAM neighborhood which has several big shopping malls. We were invited to an exclusive Cartier event, enjoyed Catty Potter and all the rest of this amazing shopping malls Fun fact : except for food, we didn't buy anything ๐Ÿ˜‚

27 December 2017

I was really hungry and cold so I decided to go for chicken coconut curry. I was afraid of the combination at first but in the end it became one of my favourite dishes in Thailand ๐Ÿคค
One of Laura's must-do's was a visit to the elephants. It was a really nice trip as we could bath the elephants and stuff. Just a shame of the weather, it was cold and rainy so we let the kids play with the elephant

26 December 2017

Because we weren't tired and it was still dry, we went for another walk around the other temples. Chiang Mai is really pretty and nice at night.
After some walking around in Chiang Mai, we decided to go for some food ๐Ÿคค
Walking around Chiang Mai and visiting it's temples
We arrived safely in Chiang Mai. And the next day we started with a king's breakfast ๐Ÿคค

25 December 2017

Airport food is pretty tasty. As we took the plane from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
For our last day in Bangkok we decided to go to Jim Thompson's house.
After dinner we decided to go to a rooftop bar with Laura and Grace ๐Ÿ˜„

24 December 2017

Our Christmas dinner. Everyone probably celebrated it at home with family but we celebrated it with Alex, Steffen and Lisa in a nice restaurant in Bangkok. The food was really good. It was really nice and a fun night.
Today we went to the grand Palace of Bangkok. It is really beautiful. It was hot weather and there were a lot of people but it was still an absolute must to see.
We woke up pretty late but we really needed the sleep. This is the interior of our hotel. It was a really nice place ๐Ÿ˜Š

23 December 2017

After a drink on Koa sang road, we walked home as it is only 15 minutes walk from our hostel. We went for a well deserved night rest ๐Ÿ˜ด
We ended our day at Kao San road which is known to have a lot of restaurants, bars and shops. It is where you will only find foreigners ๐Ÿ˜‚ We tried insects as a snack even if Grรขce bought and ate most of them. It is actually not that bad. Just crispy things.
We decided to go to Bangkok's China Town for food.
After the boot tour we went to the temple of the Sleeping Buddha. What shocked us was the amount of gold and shiny that decorated all the buildings.
As soon as we arrived at the hotel in Bangkok we dropped our baggage and went to explore the city of Bangkok We started with a ride in tuktuk and a boot trip around the old part of Bangkok
Our flight from YanTai to Bangkok had a stop on Fuzhou where we needed to get of the plane again, go through customs so they could clear us out the country. Then we had to wait for 2 hours as our plane got cleaned.โœˆ๏ธ This is when we decided that China is a really weird country and we would probably never fly with China Eastern Airlines again even though their food was really good ๐Ÿคค

22 December 2017

We arrived safely in YanTai but had one hour delay. This was supposed to be alright as it was just a transfer but we didn't except this. There was no way for us to simply transfer, we were supposed to pick up our luggage and check-in for our transfer flight. Except you need to pass customs first. But China doesn't allow us to enter the country without a visa. So we were a little lost and tried to find help but the Chinese we met couldn't really help us. The officers working for customs didn't really know what to do with us so they made us a one day visa that allowed us to make our transfer. After that we had to get our luggage,which took time. Then the luggage needed to be scanned. Next we had to check-in, pass through customs again but the other, so they checked our carry-on baggage again. And then we could wait for our flight
The exchange is over. The exams finished, we said goodbye to those amazing friends we made during our time here and we are on our way to a new adventure. Except we got our flight schedule confused, so we missed our initial flight ๐Ÿ˜‚ We rebooked a new flight for the next day, stayed at a hotel near the airport to sleep a little and then went of for real to Bangkok, our first official stop of our trip. But we left on the 22nd of December which meant that we weren't the only ones traveling. It took us 2 hours to check-in our luggage. Then we passed security in less than an hour. Finally we could board our plane that would take us to YanTai in China for our transfer flight to Thailand .

20 December 2017

Saying goodbye always hurts. Especially when you spend such a great time with such great people. This was my last night with Thibault but also our last night out all together. We drunk, we laughed, we made a lot of pictures, we cried, we sang our last karaoke, ... I am not going to forget those amazing people that made this exchange to South Korea worth it. I will visit them again as most of them live in Europe, but I am way too good at goodbyes ๐Ÿ˜ข

18 December 2017

It actually got pretty cold in Korea. But everything got a nice white layer of snow โ„๏ธ Perfect time to make snowman โ›„

16 December 2017

Secret Santa night We went to a fancier restaurant because it was officially one of our last meals all together. I had mashed potatoes with sausage, Laura and a lot of others had lasagna, ... We had pretty good food and a lot of fun. I received a nice Mr Brown cup from Anaรฏs ๐Ÿ˜ After the restaurant, we went to the Fruit Bar for some drinks. We played a new drinking game as Alex got play cards as gift from Nils. I am really gonna miss these people ๐Ÿ˜ข
Christmas is almost there. So we decided to go for a secret santa. But who says santa also says presents. So with Beril we went to artbox to find some present for all the wonderful people ๐Ÿ˜ We even received a balloon ๐ŸŽˆ

10 December 2017

Wednesday is always dinner time all together. ๐Ÿ˜Š We went for bibimbap and then for archery ๐ŸŽฏ
And this is the end of our visit ๐Ÿ˜Š
Korean arms and uniforms are pretty unique ๐Ÿ˜‚
These are several pieces from inside the museum
For our class of Understanding Asian Culture we were supposed to visit a museum other than the National Museum of Korea. So we decided to go to the War Memorial of Korea. The outside relates the hope for reunification

9 December 2017

Going out to Pandora Lounge All you can drink cocktail bar in Gangnam. One of our last night outs ๐Ÿ˜ข But we had good cocktails ๐Ÿน๐Ÿธ We played billiard ๐ŸŽฑ and darts ๐ŸŽฏ And we talked a lot ๐Ÿ˜‚
Date with Berrie ๐Ÿ˜˜ She really needed Boots so we went to Dooka to quickly buy them. But we had a lot a fun. Definitely going back for some shopping there!

8 December 2017

Before going out, we decided to go for all you can eat chicken. This time, we didn't cook ourselves so the waiter draw us a nice smiley on our food

7 December 2017

Discovered this new chicken noodle place ๐Ÿคค It was really good

6 December 2017

6 December is Sinterklaas. And our own Sinterklaas (Sabine) made us discover the traditional Sinterklaas sweets

3 December 2017

We decided to go for Ice-skating but we w re to late, so we changed plans and discovered Korea university.๐Ÿ˜ After that, we went to a European Christmas market and had some delicious food ๐Ÿคค

2 December 2017

We decided to go to Octagon, one of the most famous clubs in Seoul (Gangnam) But before going there we had a small pre-party at Laura's appartement

1 December 2017

We decided to go for all you can eat chicken ๐Ÿคค It's a really good dish as you decide yourself what type of seasoned chicken, what vegetables, what rice cakes or noodles. When we came back to our station, we quickly went for some coffee ๐Ÿ˜‚

30 November 2017

It was Sena's birthday so after class we decided to go for cake. ๐Ÿ˜

29 November 2017

We decided to try out a new bar : the Fruit bar as they had cocktails and fruit beer. It was a really fun evening and I tried several cocktails but was not really convinced ๐Ÿ˜‚

23 November 2017

After the BBQ we decided to go for karaoke ๐Ÿ˜‚
I went for Korean BBQ with my Korean Buddy and her group ๐Ÿ˜
So in Korea, you get a buddy to help you out. In my case, I have several as I keep changing groups ๐Ÿ˜‚ But this buddy group is just sweet. We went for BBQ and karaoke. So the girl in the front is our Korean Buddy, then there are 3 Chinese girls and one Indonesian girl. The only guy is also Chinese. It is really funny as I don't have any course in common with them I still have fun every time I see them.

22 November 2017

So for those who wonder what makes Korean professors different? For one of my classes, we went barbecuing with the professor and he paid for the food. From the same professor we received cookies from the Netherlands as he travelled there. For another course, we got vodka shots to try different brands of vodka. And then, I also went to the museum with one of my teachers and because she was late, she offered us lunch.

19 November 2017

Before going home to watch the movie, we went for dinner and decided to try out some traditionally looking Korean food ๐Ÿ˜‚ It was good but it lacked salt
Sunday we decided to study and then we went for Seoullo, described as the Sky Garden. It is a bridge with a lot of plants. It is a nice walk. I really recommend it in the spring or summer. After that we also quickly checked out Myong-dong because we were looking for hats and scarfs. Then we decided to quickly go to Dongdaemun Design Plaza to see the light roses ๐Ÿ˜Š The evening we watched Edward Scissorhands at home.

18 November 2017

So after visiting the university itself, we decided to come back to Korea and its many shops. While wandering around we found a lot of really crazy socks. We also found a Line friends shop and decided to enter to check out what they sell and make a picture with the enormous bear. After that we went to eat in a restaurant decorated with post-it. It was really nice. We are fried rice with cheese and other ingredients. Really delicious ๐Ÿคค
As our friends were traveling in Japan, we decided to discover Seoul ๐Ÿ˜Š This time we went to Ewha Women University and it's neighborhood. It is really nice eventough we were freezing. There was such a cold wind that I decided to buy warm socks to protect my feet.

17 November 2017

When I am not in the mood for cooking, I let myself go ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคค After the nice pizza, we decided to watch Love Actually together with my roommates ๐Ÿ˜‹

16 November 2017

As I am not the only exchange student from Ichec in Seoul, I decided to visit Diane who studies at Sejong University. We tried fusion food and discovered her school and quickly the neighborhood of Konkuk University.

14 November 2017

The next day, we decided to follow Laureen as she told us about a nice place to have lunch. It was delicious. I hadn't had fresh fish in such a long time ๐Ÿคค

13 November 2017

Once a good curry place discovered, we tend to go back often ๐Ÿ˜‚

11 November 2017

The next day, we were really tired so we only went out for some food and karaoke. We discovered a new place with Mexican food. It is not as good as El Cafe but it was a nice reminder

10 November 2017

In the evening we went for a couple of beers and decided to go out too. It was a really fun night eventough when we drank beer, we played some drinking game which didn't have a happy ending from all of us. So in the end only half of our group went out
Because we hang out a lot with our group, it is not always possible to have some alone time with Laura ๐Ÿ˜ฃ But we finally were able to set a date. We went for shopping in Gangnam (Found some nice clothes and shoes) We finished with food and cake. Really a lovely day ๐Ÿ˜

8 November 2017

For one of her courses, my friend Laura organised a drawing booth. It was a lot of fun as she tried to draw as close to reality as possible our friends. Some were pretty impressive. Not sure about mine ๐Ÿ˜‚ Because the redrawing made it a lot worse than the initial drawing was ๐Ÿ˜“

5 November 2017

Today we went for a museum day. We all met to go to the National Museum of South Korea. It is an art museum that relates Korean history as well as Asian art history.

4 November 2017

Seoul Lantern festival - part 3
Seoul lantern festival- part 2
Seoul Lantern festival ๐Ÿ˜ This year's main festival theme is Pyongchang winter Olympics.

3 November 2017

Going out with Anaรฏs and Beril (my beloved roommates) to eat curry ๐Ÿ˜

2 November 2017

Instead of going out, we hopen to karaoke ๐Ÿ˜‚ Love singing ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽ™๏ธ

31 October 2017

For those wondering about SKKU ory campus in Korea, here some pictures (finally ๐Ÿ˜‚)

29 October 2017

To celebrate the autumn we went to hike to Bukhansan . This time Beril, Alex and Steffen joined. It was even prettier than the first time. And without realising we also took another path to the top.

27 October 2017

To celebrate the end of the exams, we decided to go to a beer festival ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿบ๐Ÿป After drinking a couple of beers we went dancing in Itaewon ๐Ÿ’ƒ

26 October 2017

After our return from Japan, we had exams so there wasn't really time for trips or pictures. But when it was finally over, we decided to go shopping in Gangnam. We eat some delicious pasta before starting the real shopping ๐Ÿ˜‚ And some weird articles that are sold in Korea ๐Ÿ˜…

15 October 2017

After Nara, we went back to Kyoto for the Golden temple. Shame it was raining but Magali joined us in Kyoto ๐Ÿ˜† After the golden temple, we went to eat okonomiyaki ๐Ÿคค
New day, new city ๐Ÿ˜‚ We went to Nara to see a famous deer temple with a huge Buddha. Because we were pressed by time we only went for the deers ๐ŸฆŒ

14 October 2017

After the temple, we finished our trip to Kyoto in Gion, also called the geisha neighborhood. It had still a lot of open shops. So we walked and are there. After that we joined Beril in Osaka.
After the bamboo forest, we are and then we went to Fushimi-inari temple. This is an amazing temple. ๐Ÿ˜
Today we went to Kyoto. First stop : Bamboo forest

13 October 2017

We meet up with Magali and she showed us around ๐Ÿ˜‚ Well actually as she arrived only two weeks before, we discovered some parts of Kobe together ๐Ÿ˜† Such as the port, the Chinese neighborhood and some shopping street ๐Ÿ˜‹
After we catched Laura, we decided to go to Kobe and meet Magali ๐Ÿ˜† But she had a course in the evening so we decided to first go to a waterfall.
Because we had to wait for Laura as she came a day later, we decided to visit Osaka castle ๐Ÿฐ in the morning. ๐Ÿ˜Š

12 October 2017

First evening in Japan ๐Ÿ˜‚ We expected to be able to already explore the city as our plane arrived at 3pm. But by the time we get out the airport, in the center of Osaka and finally at our apartment, it is already past 7pm ๐Ÿ˜‚ So first night we just check out the convience store for food and decide on what to do the next day ๐Ÿ˜Š
After only 3 days if courses and rest, we are ready to leave for another country this time : Japan here we come ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

9 October 2017

As we still had half a day to spend in Sokcho, we decided to discover the lac and the seaside. A nice cup of coffee was welkom. This was the end of a really nice trip with really nice people. ๐Ÿ˜†

8 October 2017

Seoraksan part 2- After climbing to see Ulsan Bawi and Heundeul Bawi, we decided to see the big Buddha and waterfalls (Yukdam and Burying Pokpo) ๐Ÿ˜Š
We finished our round-trip around Korea with Sokcho and the national park Seoraksan. We didn't climb up to the highest peak but still got some amazing views. This park is really beautiful. Definitely worth the hike ๐Ÿ˜‚

7 October 2017

Korean black noodles ๐Ÿคค
So this was one of the main attractions we had to do during our trip : the penis park. A whole park decorated with sculptures of penises.

6 October 2017

From Ulsan we took the bus to Samcheok ๐Ÿš It was a long bus drive but when we finally arrived, we explored the local night market. They even took a picture with us and gave us some fish cake soup. Then we all retreated in our small huts ๐Ÿ˜† for some well deserved rest. Because the next day...

5 October 2017

After a nice evening meal we went to a last park in the center of Ulsan.
We went to see another "parc" un Ulsan which had an amazing view on the ocean.๐ŸŒ… There was a lot of wind that day so it was hard for me to keep my hair under control ๐Ÿ˜‚

4 October 2017

Actually the night activity in Ulsan was Movie watching all laying on futons ๐Ÿ˜‚
From Busan to Ulsan ๐Ÿšˆ As we were tired we just checked out one of the nice parks in Ulsan.

3 October 2017

We also went to a neighborhood in Busan that had a bad reputation but became one of the main attractions as it reinvented itself as an atty neighborhood
Extra pictures of the Temple
Today was a real sightseeing day. We started with a temple build just near the ocean. It is a really pretty temple, where everything is still well conserved.

2 October 2017

Today was the waterpark day!!!!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘™ We went to the Lotte water park. It was an amazing day with a lot of slides and fun. We were really lucky because it was supposed to be bad weather but it only rained when we went to the park which meant that there weren't many people ๐Ÿ˜„

1 October 2017

After the night walk on the beach, we searched for something to do and we found this bed hotel. For 7โ‚ฌ you get free food and drinks while being able to relax on the sofas, beds or big tables in the hotel. ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ๐Ÿ›๏ธ We decided and because it started raining we could even do a karaoke ๐ŸŽค
After the delicious food we went for a walk on the beach ๐Ÿ˜œ
Our first diner in Busan : ์‚ผ๊ธฐ์—…์‚ด (Korean BBQ) ๐Ÿคค

30 September 2017

More pictures of the park ๐Ÿ˜„
Today we decided to go to a provincial park.๐Ÿž๏ธ It was a nice and calm walk.๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ Really enjoyed coming back to peace in nature๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿฅ€

29 September 2017

Because we were in a traditional village, we decided to dress in Hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) It was foto time ! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ท
Jeonju is famous for it's Bibimbap. That's why we went to the best place to taste it. It really is delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค
Our first stop in Jeonju is the Hanok village.
Next week it is Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) And we got almost 10 off. Therefore we decided to do a round-trip of Korea. Our first stop will be Jeonju

23 September 2017

Seoul Touring Race The Hi-club (local version of ESN) has organized a tour where we had to go to several points as fast as possible. Actually we participated with Anais, Laureen and Laura but we weren't in the same team. This meant that we did different routes. That is why there are other people with me on the picture. My great team 2 ๐Ÿค— We discovered the nice neighborhood of Chungmuro (where Korean cinema was created, now really artistic neighborhood), we also went to Anguk and discovered Binso (Korean version of Ice cream), they made us eat red bean pasted sweet that is actually really good. Also we went to the biggest palace of Seoul. The day ended at the Han river where I Seoul U ๐Ÿ˜‚

22 September 2017

To become an alien ๐Ÿ‘ฝ (foreigner that stays for a long term in Korea), I had to go scan my fingerprints. But after that we went on exploration. This is around the station of Jonggak

18 September 2017

Karaoke night (well already the 4th but first with pictures) (and a nice rap ๐Ÿ˜‚)

17 September 2017

Bukansan part 2
Bukansan After Jeju's hike we didn't want to stop so we went to Bukansan which is the highest and prettiest mountain near Seoul. It took us 3 hours to the top but the view was breathtaking. The walk up was hard because on some parts we even had to climb. So happy to have good walking shoes. Johanna overcame her fear for altitude ๐Ÿ˜† So proud of her. It was really nice

16 September 2017

We were searching for a vegetable market but found some good food instead

14 September 2017

ESKARA Autumn Festival at SKKU I never expected a school festival to be this big and fun. Thursday and Friday they were concerts and stands with food.๐Ÿข๐Ÿก Thursday was for local students to perform while Friday there were also some famous singers such as Crush!๐ŸŽถ During the afternoon there was a huge slide and we could take pictures. We even won some flowers. ๐Ÿ’ So Thursday we actually went to discover what it was and it was pretty fun. After that we went to eat out for Anais birthday. But Friday, with Laureen en Nils, we started in the afternoon. We did the huge slide, we fought and Nils tried to set a high jumping record with the help of Ricardo (an Italian exchange student)๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ In the evening we did a picknick by buying street food and sitting in front of the stage.๐ŸŽต There were some amazing concerts ๐ŸŽค After that we were supposed to go to a club but I couldn't join because my purse and fotocamera got stolen.๐Ÿ˜ฅ Instead I went to a karaoke ๐Ÿ˜‚

13 September 2017

Birthday week ๐Ÿ˜Š Wednesday was Laureen's birthday and Thursday Anais.๐ŸŽ‚ Which means gift shopping! The teddy bear and the bag was for Laureen as the necklace was for Anais.๐ŸŽ We went out for dinner on both occasions and also had some delicious cake ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿฐ

12 September 2017

Chimaek !!! Or for non Koreans ๐Ÿ— chicken and ๐Ÿบ beer

11 September 2017

Last day in Jeju We went to Jeju city, ate at a nice restaurant, did some shopping but mostly hang around in a Cafe. Than we went to the airport where some bad surprise awaited us. In the morning already some missed their flights due to a forgotten passport, and now some booked the flight for a wrong date. They could only leave in December. I was lucky to have no problem with the booking but it was a little stressy as we didn't know how the others would come home. In the end, they found a flight the next morning and a nice hotel to stay. We came home and had some nice nightviews but it was hard to take nice pictures of it

10 September 2017

We finished (quite late due to a meal) at the beach
Second waterfall. 23 meters high and falls directly into the ocean ๐Ÿ˜Š
Today we searched for waterfalls and beaches. First waterfall ๐Ÿ’ง

9 September 2017

As there is no car close to the hotel we opened our own karaoke bar ๐Ÿ˜‚
First full day in Jeju and we decided to go for a hike to the top of mont Hallasan. A climb of 9,7 km that took us 4 hours up and 4 hours down. We thought we would die at some points but still continued in order to get to the top and the most amazing view. The top is actually above the clouds so when we arrived by plane you could already see it. Once we climb the 1950m high mountain we had an amazing but foggy view as the clouds obstructed part of it.

8 September 2017

After we arrived we were hungry so we decided to go for something to eat. It is some kind of bean stew.๐Ÿฅ˜ After that we checked in our hotel and decided to look for a beach near our hotel but instead we found a rocky and wild area. We also discovered a military base and met some peace activists.๐Ÿค“ In the evening we went for chicken and ๐Ÿบ And for the worst fries ever. Koreans actually put sugar on their fries and their mayonnaise is made from butter. ๐Ÿคข The worst part is that they called it Belgium fries ๐Ÿ˜ 
This weekend : Jeju island After a short but beautiful flight we arrived in the island. The pictures are all taken during the flight as it was actually flighting quite low.

7 September 2017

Today there is a buddy day. But we are specially going in order to meet new people. Before going I first got a nice Korean meal with Laura, Beril (my roommate), a friend of hers and Rosa (our local friend). The party was nice. Nice drinks, new people, new potential friends and a fun night out with my roommates ๐Ÿ˜˜

5 September 2017

I needed some shorts because it is really hot and it stays hot for the next weeks. So we went to Myong-dong which is THE shopping district. We had some street food and found some pretty weird styles as buying IKEA T-shirts or cheese Ice cream.๐Ÿค” They also had a lot of cute stuff and it was hard to resist.๐Ÿ˜ So for all the shopping lovers out there. Check Myong-dong at least once ๐Ÿ˜Ž

4 September 2017

After a good day of class, or more like after our Korean class we went up to Naksan park to see the sunset. We didn't see much of the sunset but still saw some amazing views. After that we went home for dinner. I had some "chimaek" which is actually chicken (fries or prepared with sauce) and beer (maekju)

3 September 2017

Our second day at the beach, nice weather and we tried a smaller beach closer to our hotel

2 September 2017

To the beach!!!! ๐Ÿ–๏ธ Last weekend the trip was cancelled but this weekend we went to the beach. After a short night due to the partying, we left around noon to go to the beach. We had a little problem going there because the last 20 minutes we took the wrong bus and arrived in the industrial zoning of Incheon.๐Ÿš That why we only could hit the beach around 5 as we checked in to our hotel first.๐Ÿจ But the trip was definitely worth it. We had fresh sea food grill, a nice weather, local fireworks, nice beach and lots of fun. We even went to the karaoke again

1 September 2017

First real night out ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ We went to Itaweon, expats zone, to an amazing event. With one bracelet we could enter 6 different clubs and also got some free drinks. We went out, Laura, my roomies and I plus some people with shortly met before. Amazing how bring in an Erasmus you easily make friends. ๐Ÿ˜น

31 August 2017

Finally there ! Even though finding each other was hard, it was just like 2 years ago. But this time, our dream is reality : Erasmus to South Korea ๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Laura and her first meal in Seoul ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—

30 August 2017

After a long day of classes, we decided to go for a walk around the mural village. Gave me amazing views and some nice street arts

28 August 2017

Tonight we actually are at the cafeteria, then decided to go to a karaoke bar. Finally we end up chatting at a park but I actually have no pictures (except one with Instax) ๐Ÿ˜‚
Getting everything ready for my courses subscription and me becoming an alien ๐Ÿ‘ฝ So the alien registration is actually to become a foreign citizen of Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท I had to get all sorts of paper with actually brought me to the library. And guys (those still studying for the exam s un Belgian libraries) nothing can make up to this technology ๐Ÿ˜Ž So after we have everything we needed we went home and had some ramen which is ok, but those at home taste better ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿœ In the afternoon we still had to print other stuff and then meet up with other dormmates as there was pouring rain๐ŸŒง๏ธโ˜”

27 August 2017

Today was actually a lazy day. And my first homecooked meal ๐Ÿ˜

26 August 2017

After that I did some local shopping for food. And as none of my roommates where home I just went for an onigiri. Who gets the drama reference?
So I went shopping for some bedsheets and kitchen stuff. But I actually forgot to take pictures of the store ๐Ÿ˜‚ Cause it was like a big Carrefour but then Korean style. I still have to figure out how Koreans actually make there bed because there was really limited choice in bedsheets while there was a huge choice for blankets ๐Ÿค” But I show you next time I go because I realized I still forgot things ๐Ÿ˜… On my way back (which only took me 30 minutes, God knows why) I actually saw some amazing architecture ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
After getting to a store for almost 2 hours ๐Ÿ˜… first drink something before the actual shopping
For those curious about my room ๐Ÿ˜„

25 August 2017

Introduction day So once I arrived at school with 2 of my roommates, we went to the introduction ceremony. The school is huge, both old and new are integrated ๐Ÿ˜ At the ceremony we received a lot of information about what needs to be done, then we had a campus tour during which we could meet our buddies (Korean students who help us out) My buddy was organizing the tour so I actually met another Korean buddy who was looking for her buddies. So I spend my whole afternoon and evening with her. She was really nice ๐Ÿ˜† After the tour, the HI club (kind of like ESN) offered us food, it was pretty good. Then we went to a welcoming party. We drank soju, somaek, beer and water and got some fries and sausages to eat. We also played Korean drinking games which are quite tough when you drank a little. You have to have good hand-mind coordination.
As always when you arrive somewhere, you suddenly realized "Oh! I forgot" In my case it was deliberately but still need to by some basic supplies ๐Ÿ˜„ As I woke up late and I had to be at the University at 3 pm, I could just quickly go to the supermarket at the corner of the street and just bought breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‚ Tommorow will be the big shopping ๐Ÿ˜‰

24 August 2017

Toen ik opzoek was naar mijn studentenhuis (aan de hand van instructies die de school mij had gegeven) kwam ik andere Franse studenten tegen die in hetzelfde huis woonde en die ook de weg waren aan het zoeken. Uiteindelijk heeft een vriendelijke Koreean ons geholpen en zijn we veilig aangekomen. Eerst moesten we nog inchecken en dan kregen we onze kamer. Toen ik aankwam was er een medekotgenoot aanwezig en zij stelde voor om de buurt te bezoeken. Hebben we ook gedaan. Leuke rustige buurt ๐Ÿ˜„ Toen we terugkwam en waren de andere er ook en hebben we snel kennisgemaakt. Ik slaap samen met een vriendelijke Duitser ๐Ÿ˜‹ Ik heb gisteren mijn spullen nog weg geruimd (if toch het grootste deel) Na wat babbelen zijn we uiteindelijk gaan slapen ๐Ÿ˜ด
Veilig aangekomen in Seoul ๐Ÿ˜ Het heeft wel even geduurd voordat ik op mijn slaapkamer terecht kwam, maar dat komt omdat ik toch goed ben met time management (dus niet ๐Ÿ˜…) maar in een vreemd land mag dat wel. Mijn vliegtuig landde om 17u, daarna moest ik door verschillende controle s : eerst gezondheid (checken of ik geen ziekte had meegebracht dat de Koreaanse bevolking kon uitroeien) dan de douane, dan zoeken naar mijn valies. Toen moest ik naar buiten, naar de aankomsthal. Ik wist dat er niemand voor mij ging zijn (had ook niks gevraagd) maar ik dacht toch terug aan China omdat toen meneer Bierbeeck op ons wachtte en die vertelde ons dat we moesten doen en hoe we naar het hotel geraakte. Wel dat was er dus niet, maar ik wist dat ik eerst wifi moest bemachtigen (Koreanen zijn heel behulpzaam) en geld afhalen. Dan heb ik de bus genomen zoals de incoming student office mij hadden aangeraden. Na de lange busrit, moest ik nog zoeken naar mijn studentenhuis.
Arrivรฉe ร  Doha dans une chaleur de 40 degrรฉs alors qu'il fait nuit ๐Ÿ˜Ž Veilig aangekomen in Doha met 40 graden bij het uitstappen van het vliegtuig terwijl het nacht is ๐ŸŒƒ Waiting for the next plane. Still feels like coming home when arriving at Doha (Already spend 8 hours here, more than enough to make yourself comfortable ๐Ÿ˜‹)

23 August 2017

Once a board of the first plane ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿ›ฌ
Mijn afscheidscomitรฉ ๐Ÿค— Mon comitรฉ d'adieu ๐Ÿ–๏ธ