Every story has a beginning.
It was difficult to memorize Korean names, so my friends – Nadia & Nadia – who were responsible to introduce me to the Korean TV shows and personalities – created a way to help us remember who is who. What we did was, finding the similarities of the celebrity’s name with the name of foods….kekekeke….for example….Bae Soo Bin is Bakso – which means meatball because his name Bae-Soo is pronounced similarly with Bakso.
Speaking of food, we saw numerous Korean dramas (for example Dae Jang Geum) and Korean TV Shows featuring Korean Food. From street food to the food for King, we saw a lot of them from the TV. So, we were curious to taste them and……we like them. Tteokbokki, Japchae, Kimbab, Bibimbab, Samgyetang, Bulgogi and of course Samgyeopsal are some of our favorite dishes.
A few years ago, a variety show called 1N2D began to fill our free time. The show – when it was at its peak with the combo of Kang Ho Dong and Na PD – showed almost every corner of Korea in each season (winter, spring, summer, autumn). I learned about Seoraksan, Jeju, Gyeongju, and other interesting places in Korea from this show.
Years after only seeing those places from TV, I was curious to see them in real.
After preparing for almost 1 year for the journey, I finally went to see and experience Korea on my own. Well, the trip was supposed to be with Nadia & Nadia, but in the end, they couldn’t join me.
So, here’s the story of my 14 days in Korea. I hope it won’t take too long for me to finish writing it ^_^.
감사합니다 – Kamsahamnida –
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