Sometimes you just need a good 女子会 (joshikai), or girls day, with your friends.
Last December, I got to take a weekend long trip to Seoul Korea with a few friends. The Osaka area is really lucky to have the LCC Peach Airlines based out of Kansai International. If it wasn't for them, we probably couldn't afford half of what we do. So when I saw a sale for tickets at 4,000 yen each way to Seoul, it seemed almost a crime to let it go. Josh really wasn't as keen to get back to Seoul as I was, so I quickly enlisted my friends to make a gigantic girls shopping trip. It was an indulgent, extravagant break and exactly what I needed. I think Seoul is a girls wonderland. Everything is cheap, there are so many make-up and skin care stores, and the food is great. We packed in so much in just three days it almost felt like a week. There was so much shopping, drinking, eating, and talking.
|Subways are also bomb shelters.|
Finally getting into Seoul at around 11pm and being completely disoriented about the location of our hostel. It was raining and we all had bags, and not a single taxi driver would help us out. A nice Korean man finally bullied a taxi driver into taking us. The old taxi driver proceeded to scream at us in angry Korean every two minutes and we would crack up every single time from the absurdity of it. He kicked us out of his taxi after about 10 minutes in the total opposite direction of where we needed to be. We finally found some police officers who helped us find a taxi that would take us to the right place. Our bad luck with taxi drivers was a continuous theme throughout the trip. It all worked out though. We got a late start at a local yakiniku restaurant and met some really great Koreans that showed us the wonders of shoju bombs and how to correctly eat our food.
|Vinyl in Hongdae|
|I'll love you forever bibimbap|