On Thursday most of the group went to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, but I opted instead to explore the city yet again with a few other people. After trekking back into Seoul from Incheon, we walked about four minutes up a huge hill to get to Seoul Tower. Along the way I accidentally walked into the middle of a tv drama shoot. Whoops.
Once on top of the hill, Luisa and I decided to go to the top of the tower, even though we’re both afraid of heights. It turned out to be totally worth it, as the view was spectacular. For those of you who don’t know much about Seoul, the surrounding area is gorgeous. The city sits in a valley, nestled by some amazing mountains, right next to the ocean. It’s quite a sight.
Once firmly on the ground after our climb to Seoul Tower, we rode a gondola back to the bottom of the hill. On our return trip via subway we stopped to ask some Japanese girls for directions, which was exciting for me, because I got to practice my Japanese. I definitely need more practice. They proceeded to lead us to the Hello Kitty Café, where I’d hoped to venture that day. It was everything Luisa and I envisioned it to be: pink, cute, tasty, and awesome. We probably spent about an hour there, soaking in the cuteness and taking a breather. Only then did it finally start to dawn on me that I was actually in Asia.