Senior Project - Beyond Pacific
Day 17 in Seoul
We were looking for a hair salon to do our hairs, and Korea is famous for its love of all things beauty! Luckily, last night, Young Jin recommended a hair salon she goes to and booked it for us at 11 AM the next morning. The salon was located in the Idae area, which is an abbreviated form of Ewha Women’s University. It is a popular place for many university students to shop, since there are so many restaurants and shopping malls.
(Ewha Women's University)
Amy got her perm done while I dyed my hair, and the whole process took about 3 hours. We went to have lunch straight from there at an Andong-Jjimdak restaurant that specializes in jjindak, which is made of chicken and various vegetables marinated in sauce originated in Andong, my mom’s hometown. We ordered a small size, and it was very delicious and filling.
After lunch, we went to Itaewon, where many foreigners in Seoul live. This culturally diverse district is one of the most popular tourist places in Seoul, and indeed, we saw way more foreign people here than any other places in Seoul. However, since we went there on a bright afternoon on a weekday, we didn't have the opportunity to explore the developed nightlife culture that the area is known for. We just went to some shops and decided to go to a hotel my family loves and uses for fitness and golf practice.
While I was talking to my mom on the phone at the hotel lobby, one of the most unexpected things happened: I saw a couple of men walking outside from the lobby. I quickly recognized one of them as Tablo, one of the most admired Korean rappers, and the rest as his band members. I was so stunned that I quickly hung up the phone with my mom and followed them to take a picture. It was worth the embarrassment.
(Picture of Tablo, me, and DJ Tukutz)
At the hotel, we practiced golf and did some workout until we left for dinner at Famille Station in Express Bus Terminal. Unfortunately, because we went there around 9 PM, a lot of the shops were closing, so we didn’t have many options to choose from. We, however, liked the restaurant that we eventually chose, and walked back to our house located about 10 minutes away, taking the time to enjoy our last day in Seoul.
(Golf practice range)
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