Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 68: Although this post is long overdue, we figured better late than never, right? So here it goes, the past 33 days in a nutshell. First of course was New Years which we spent with some of our friends in central Seoul with an insane amount of people. It was really cold and crowded, but we had a great night. They even sang Seasons of Love (from RENT) in Korean before the countdown, it was random but we loved it. After the countdown, the celebration really began, as the streets were packed with people firing off endless fireworks. It was definitely a cool experience.

The next day, we decided to go check out the biggest palace in Seoul since we were in the area. It was by far the nicest palace we have seen in Korea and made for some nice photos. We all went out for a nice mexican dinner afterwards and it was a great way to start the New Year.

Besides that, we have been keeping a pretty low profile since the weather has been less than awesome. I know winter is always cold, but it's been REALLY cold and so we haven't been having many weekend adventures. We have however explored Osan, taking photos of strangers, temples, and a random bird we came across at a make shift petting zoo in the middle of a huge Arboretum we visited one day.

The real good news is that in only a couple days we will begin our Lunar New Years vacation. We are heading to Japan to see Tokyo for a couple days and then we are on to Nagano to visit the infamous Snow Monkeys bathing in the hot springs. Hope everyones doing great and we miss you all.

With love from South Korea,
Shayna & Brandon xo