Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas in Seoul!!

Someone posted this on Facebook this morning and it made my day. This was a Christmas Carol flash mob done at Seoul Station, which is a big train station in Seoul.

Shawn and I only have to hear the words "Seoul Station" and we get big goofy grins on our faces. That was the hub for a lot of our crazy Korean adventures. It's where we learned how Korean food courts work and ordered mysterious food that we really had no idea what we were eating. We ran through Seoul Station like crazy people trying to catch a train to Busan. Which we missed, so we had to kill some time waiting for the next one.

We left Seoul at 1:00 in the afternoon, made a three hour train journey across the entire country to Busan, which is where Clarissa was born, spent a few hours there, sat on the beach while the sun set and then got back on the train and took another three hour train ride back to Seoul Station. It was probably midnight when we got back and we were completely and utterly exhausted. I don't remember another day in my life where I was that physically exhausted. Then we got a cab to take us back to our hotel and realized that we had no idea what the address of the hotel was or how to get back there. Feeling lost in a foreign country in the middle of the night when you can barely keep your eyes open is a bit scary!

Fortunately I had studied the subway map previously and somehow remembered the name of a subway station near our hotel. The cab driver knew that station and dropped us off there and we walked the rest of the way back to our hotel. I still laugh every time I think of that day. It was probably the craziest day of my entire life. That was an adventure I will never forget.

Seoul Station also has a shopping center attached to it and we went back there a few times to do some shopping. I could go on forever about our adventures in and around Seoul Station. Seeing it on the video today brought back lots of great memories that made me smile, and hearing those beautiful carols sung in Korean made me even happier. Korea will always have a piece of my heart.

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