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Seokchon Cherry Blossom Festival

IMG_7665Cherry blossoms can be seen all around Seoul. It's that time of the year where tiny pink pedals cover the ground, couples are matching in pink sweaters, and lights are intertwined in branches illuminating the cherry blossom trees. As I walked through the archway of cherry blossoms I couldn't help but feel how happy and appreciative I was to be there. How beautiful a day it was to be able to walk around a lake surrounded by cherry blossoms with two of my closest friends. To be able to have some great conversations in between all the pictures and walking. And realize that I have people in my life that I can have genuine conversations with about friends, family, work, and what we want in life. I think the most interesting thing I noticed is how couple centered the Korean culture is. Spring time in Korea is almost like mating season for whales in Hawaii. They're everywhere and if you're single and dating a Korean, you're bound to not be single for long. Some of my friends went on dates with Koreans only to be asked to be their significant other after a day of knowing each other. I'll dig further into this with my informal assessments and get back to you. In the meantime, please enjoy some of the pictures I snapped below. But be warned, the pictures don't do justice of how amazing it was to be there. Enjoy!

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Seafood Pajeon - one of my favorite Korean dishes, perfect late night snack after a long night of hanging with friends in Hongdae, Seoul. 

 

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