This weekend, the international students of KAIST were hauled across the Daejeon freeway and into a new place where homework was banned and fun times were compulsory. It was odd to leave the 10km radius surrounding KAIST that I’ve been trapped in for the past two weeks. I’d forgotten that the world beyond university involved houses and small children frolicking in ponds, enjoying their lives. We were fortunate enough to explore the village of Jeonju, about a 1.5 hour bus ride from campus. The streets there are filled with Hanbok rental stores, street food and, as was the case yesterday, sweaty international students on the quest for the strongest, most pure rice wine. Please enjoy my captions of the images that are often self explanatory but really fun to write about nonetheless.
When you’re getting married at 10 but have to be at the race track at 1:30:
I think I’ve mentioned this in a previous post, or perhaps have just had 20 conversations about it, but people do NOT wear helmets in Korea. It’s absolutely fascinating. Safety first, folks.
This bike rental store in Jeonju must know no carrying capacity bounds. Small families of 5 or 6 were being carted all over Jeonju in these bad boys. Babies, big people, old, tall, short. No helmets, of course. Helmets will ruin your ‘do.
‘So yeah, if you could just help me get 30+ likes on this profile pic, I’ll buy you a chicken skewer. Thanks, kiddo. Appreciate it.’
The hanbok photoshoots were happening everywhere.
Oh hey, here’s me!
Oh hey, here’s Magnus eating soup!
Bibimbap Bibimbap. I love it I love it!
Here is Kaity standing in front of some textural surfaces and complementary colour schemes.
Nathan was a good sport and finished off our un-finish-able bowls of bibimbap. Cheers, nath! Everyone needs a Nathan with them when they travel.
My friends looking at something.
My friends throwing some sticks at something.
Close up of the sticks.
Men, doing men things.
Oh hey, bonus friend snaps!
And there you have it folks, an actual blog post that was posted with actual internet. People keep telling me that ‘Korea has the fastest internet in the world’. Okay, show me whatcha got, Korea, I’m ready for high speed internet. Anything you got. Please!
Oh hey, bonus round of images of me just for you, mum! (and because I’m a borderline psycho narcissist lady!)
Here we are drinking beer at 11am! It’s cheaper than coffee and just as energising!
I’ve definitely nailed the ‘How to look like an awkward emo teenager in a photograph in 3 simple steps!’ look!
Seriously, could somebody send me some bondi sands spray tan in the mail, this ghost lady is almost invisible!