Namsan Tower, Makgeolli, and Jimjilbang = Awesome Day!

Anneka left to go back to Australia the other day.  T.T  She’ll only be there for three weeks, but that means by the time she gets back I’ll be studying for my final exams and we won’t have much time to hang out.  *depressed*

During my one week vacation between spring semester and summer school Anneka, Louise, Cheryl and I took a trip to Namsan tower.We took the bus there again because its just much easier!  We went later in the day because we wanted to stay and watch the sunset and the lights in the city to come on.  Unfortunately for us the smog level that day was kinda high, but we still enjoyed ourselves!

Wrote my name on the fence at one of the viewing points.  My marker was kinda dead 😦 Continue reading


Namsan Tower

Sunday I met up with Ophelia and we went to Namsan Tower.  There are three ways to get to the tower.  1) Walk.  The walk is pretty long and winds up the mountain.  2) Cable car from the base of the mountain.   3) Bus (and then a short 5-10 minute walk up).  We opted for the bus for a few reasons.   First, it was cheaper.  The bus would be free for us since we were both transferring from the subway. Second, it was pretty hot so we didn’t want to walk and be all sweaty and gross.  The bus ride was crazy.  The bus driver was speeding around all the turns, those of us who were standing on the bus were getting flung in every direction.  We were so happy to get off of the bus!

We walked up the short distance to the tower.  There is an overview that is free to go to and I highly recommend it.  If you don’t want to pay to go up to the top of the tower, please at least go here!  This spot is very popular for couples.  They bring locks which they write about their love for each other on (*pukes*) and then lock them there so their love will be forever.  The couples even throw away the keys over the railing…which is dangerous to those climbing up the mountain.  There’s a sign that is hardly visible now asking people to not throw away their keys.

Warning: This post is heavy on the pictures!

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