There are so many things you are used to at home and people you always see. That makes it so hard being away from home, but it also makes you appreciate things that you didn't before. There are lots of things I miss about home, but I chose the top 10 things:
1. Friends/Family- Obviously because i'm in Korea I am away from my family and friends. Skyping is very hard as the timing is not the greatest. I think right now its 13 hrs difference, until the clocks change.
Sorry I've kinda been MIA. I've been working crazy hours for the past 4 weeks and now I am on vacation. Currently I'm in Kuala Lumpur at the airport waiting for my flight to Singapore. I flew air Asia. Hahahaha I know what you're thinking, but you can't beat these flight prices. But I just realized budget flights in Asia vs the US are completely different. First of all luggage is very expensive. I am used to paying 20-30 for a suitcase, but air Asia charges 68.... Soooo ridiculous. Obviously I was pissed about it. Especially because it's 68 one way and I had and transfer which meant I had to pay double. I guess that's a way for them to make money since they have such cheap fares. My flight was 6hrs long and there was no food or even drinks that were complimentary. In north America they at least give you that! You have to pay for everything on air Asia, so of course I was not impressed. Good thing I ate just before I boarded my flight. Also, there are no televisions. What airplanes do not have tv's now a days? Good thing I was tired and slept most of the flight or else I would have been so bored. So my opinion of air Asia is mostly negative but you get what you pay for. The flight was cheap, other airlines would have been double the price. So, if you are looking for cheap flights across Asia and don't mind not having entertainment or paying for food fly air Asia. I will again because I love the prices and just bring a tab or something.
So we've been doing this thing in Gangnam where we just walk around and find random restaurants to eat in. Well today we decided to eat in Mies Container. We've passed this place before, it is right beside Wonder Ground. Last time we noticed there was a line to get into the restaurant which made us very curious to see what was happening there. Mies container is really interesting, inside actually looks like a factory. It is all men that work there. Their uniform looks like they work in a car garage; they wear a white tank top, black pants with a shirt around their wait and a hat. I can see what the appeal is here, especially for women.
So it's official, I will be going to Singapore and Malaysia for my vacation!!! I am too excited! I will be leaving January 24th for 3 nights in Singapore, then heading to Kuala Lumpur for 5 nights. I wish I had more time to plan this trip, I found out Monday I could book my vacation. This will be my first real solo vacation. Part of the reason I chose these two places is because they are some of the safest destinations for solo travellers, especially women. Some of my posts will be delayed so please be patient. I will try to post as much as I can!
Yesterday after my dentist appointment I walked around Sinsa for a bit. There were so many cute cafes and boutiques that I passed because I didn't have time to check out. I woke up really early today, so I decided I would go to Sinsa again. Sinsa-Dong is an area of Gangnam with great boutiques and restaurants. The main place to be is Garosugil. Garosugil is less than a kilometer long, but its filled with trendy boutiques, vintage shops and restaurants. This is definitely a place for fashionistas!
Since I've been in Korea, I haven't really walked around Gangnam much. Not sure why. So today that's what Jung and I did. We were hungry, so we decided to just walk around until we found something interesting. That's when we found Wonderground.
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