Lydia Vimala

South Korea Part IIII

Category: Travel

The last post of my trip to South Korea! The traditional Korean wedding (^∇^) Our friend Carl got married to his cute wife So Hyun in Seoul. The ceremony was held in Korea House on a sunny sunday and it was beautiful! I am so honored and happy to have been present on this special day 
So Hyun in a traditional bridal Hanbok
Emma infront of Korea House
Carl, the bridegroom
The ceremony started with a traditional Korean performance
The bridegroom enters
The bride enters
Newly wed Carl and his best man Peter
When the ceremony was over we had a delicious buffet and fun afterparty  It was held at LePub that I mentioned in the first post. There were drinking games, pool, darts showdowns and flamethrowing bartenders! Emma and I drank the two shots that were set on fire and let me tell you this; it sure burnt after taking the shot (゚o゚;) Since this was the last night in South Korea Emma and I decided to visit Hongdae one last time. We met up with some of our new friends from the trip and hung out until dawn. Without any sleep we checked out of the hotel around noon and began our journey back to Bangkok. It was truly a bittersweet feeling (ノД`) Why is it not possible to mix two countries into one?!
At the afterparty
Them feels when we were at Seoul Station, on our way back to Thailand
We will be back, South Korea 

South Korea Part III

Category: Travel

This post will mostly be about food but, of course, who says no to that? So after we visited the beach in Gangneung we only had four days left in Seoul. They were well spent with friends, food, alcohol, karaoke, shopping and last but not least; the wedding  Here are some pictures from our last few days 
Cool chicken restaurant in Hongdae and an Emma in her natural habitat
Market in Jongno
Jongno had some nice chicken too d(´▽`)
Karaoke in Shincheon 
One last visit in Myeongdong(┰_┰)
Posing awkwardly with Lin ( ゚▽゚)/
Delicious Jjimdak 
Continued the night in Dongdaemun where we found Swedish Fika
Late night "snack" with Austin
Dak Galbi
Last but not least we have the wedding! I took a lot of photos at the ceremony so I will save them for the last part of my trip to South Korea. To be continued...

South Korea Part II

Category: Travel

Let us continue with our adventures in South Korea! After the drunken night in Hongdae we took one day off to recharge our energy. Thereafter we visited Dongdaemun again but this time we walked around during the evening. Cozy~!
Next day we met up with another friend of mine - Yameki. Oh my, when was the last time we met? I think it was in 2011.. Anyway, we met up in Hongdae, of course, and catched up over some drinks. Before meeting up with Yameki and his cute girlfriend we girls went for some BBQ. I really like the omelette thingy around the grill 
While in Hongdae we ran into two of our new friends, Kim and Seungyong. They told us about their plan on taking a road trip to the beach next morning and asked us if we wanted to join. Emma and I felt a bit hesitant at first since it already was around 3am but then we thought "Fuck it, we are on a vacation in South Korea!" and said yes ヽ(^^) After our decision we took a cab back with Yameki and his girlfriend to get some sleep. But! Before sleep, let us eat some more..
As promised, our two friends came to pick us up in the morning at the hotel. We were a group of eight people so we went by two cars from Seoul and met up in Gangneung. The roadtrip took about three hours so when we arrived at the beach it was time for lunch. On the menu was seafood! And plenty of it(♡▽♡)After the big meal it was time for speed boat. I had a lot of fun  We were so sad that we had to head back after a couple of hours but we will definitely go on another roadtrip again next time!
Gangneung beach
On our way to the seafood restaurant
To be continued...