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25 Feb
2018: Hi Cambodia!

The new year had started, 2018! We spent it in Mui Né, Vietnam, and stayed in the same hostel for a couple of days. After Mui Né, we went to Ho Chi Minh/Saigon as our final destination in Vietnam. After spending two days in the...

24 Feb
December in Vietnam

At the 16th of December, our semester at Konkuk University ended after 20 weeks and it was time for us to start with the month of traveling. During our time in Korea, we were already planning it a bit ahead, about where to go after...

27 Nov
Graduation Assignment!

Hi everyone! It is with great pleasure to say that the beginning of the end has come: graduation! After studying at Avans University of Applied Sciences for 3.5 years, it is time for me to start with the final phase of the International Business and Languages...

03 Nov
October in Seoul

Midterm exams are over and it went well. I passed 4 out of 5 courses with a grade over the average. In the end, this will be added to the final exam grade and the attendance & participation grade. So, after a week of locking...

12 Oct
Chuseok Roadtrip

During the 28th of September until the 9th of October, we had 10 days off from school and figured this would be the best time to explore the country. This week is a public holiday in South Korea, since various special events are being celebrated. To start...

20 Sep
Gyeongbokgung Palace

Last weekend we thought it was about time to visit one of Seoul's palaces, Gyeongbokgung! Gyeongbokgung was the main royal palace during the Joseon dynasty. Built in the north of Seoul (by then the heart) and surrounded by mountains, Gyeongbokgung is one of the most...

13 Sep
Gwangjang Market, Jeju Island

New week filled with lots of nice activities! Yesterday I was aware of the fact that I have already spent three weeks in Korea, time flies. I hopped on the metro and decided to check out Gwangjang Market. It is a traditional market with food, clothing,...

30 Aug
Week 1: some cultural activities

The first week in Seoul has been great! The entrance of Sejong University has this beautiful gate // Streets in the Gwangjin-gu district around Konkuk University. The Buddhist Bongeunsa-ro Temple (AD794) in the Gangnam district. 'Bongeunsa' means 'honoring the king'. Extraordinary to see these temples in the middle of...

23 Aug
First 24 hours in Seoul

On the 21st, it was time for me to say goodbye once again! Lucky for me, my wisdom tooth is coming through and I had to take a visit to the dentist few hours before I was going to leave :( High on painkillers I took...

10 Aug
10 more days to go

It is insane how time flies.. Almost seven months later after coming back from Mexico, it is already time for me to pack my bags and head to another destination: South Korea! Although I am looking forward a lot to starting a life in my...