I was worried on the bus ride up about finding my way on the subway, and all I knew was that I had to meet her at Sinchon on line 2 but Seoul has the third biggest subway in the world so that's pretty intimidating. Luckily, the girl sitting next to me on the bus was going to the exact place I was so she helped me out. She was so great and friendly, similar to most Koreans I have met so far!
Leah and I went out for dinner at a vegetarian restaurant called the Loving Hut and I was so excited to have delicious veggie food! Everything on the menu was under 5000 won and 1000 won is a little less than $1. I took some tourist pictures along the way of course!
We went to meet up with some friends of hers at a bar called the Canteen in a neighbourhood next to Itaewon. Itaewon is a super Western area. Leah opened and slammed this basement type door thinking we had barged in on a veterans meeting. The sign on the door said something about Veterans of America. We finally got the courage to go in and the place had such a strange vibe and was filled with such a random collection of people that I didn't particularly want to meet. They seemed to be procrastinating life by living in Korea. The analogy I suggested to Leah was that when you ask someone what type of music they like and they say "Everything", this is that, in the form of people in a bar.
|Leah and Ellie are in the left hand corner|
We eventually made it to Motown night and I don't remember the name of the bar but it was super crowded and sweaty and filled with Westerners and also a lot of fun. It's weird being surrounded by so many Westerners, but not in a bad way (because I do realize I am one of them) but in a sort of I feel less special way. Anyway we danced and danced then called it a night and I found my way home to Suji in the morning.
|I'm not the only one whose face goes super red from drinking!|
Ah, as cheesy as it sounds I really do have a huge crush on Seoul. I think about it all the time and can't wait to go back and get to know it better!!!