Spring in Seoul: Cherry Blossoms & Yellow Dust

There’s nothing quite like being showered by cherry blossoms while wearing a dust mask. Spring has sprung, but I am still dressed like a proper graveyard girl. As amazing as the cherry blossom season is/was (#ripcherryblossomsinseoul), yellow dust and occasional rainstorms kept me indoors. Sipping on sakura drinks from Starbucks will have to do until next year.

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That mask life.

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Nicole.

Two weekends ago I went to Yeouido Park (여의도공원) with my friend Lucy, her boyfriend Jun, and her friend Blair. As Blair is pretty popular here in Korea (he is on a couple of television shows), several people completely bugged seeing him in the flesh. It was interesting watching it occur – I guess that was how Kyuhyun felt with I chased him down after watching him perform in Werther. Oops. Anyway, we sat among lovebirds, played games like Go-Stop (고스톱) and Cards Against Humanity, and inhaled chocolate-banana treats.

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Jongno.

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The next place I strolled around was Mokdong, a neighborhood known for its great schools. Unfortunately my quick sprint around the area was the only time I really took pictures of the blossoms in the daylight.

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OH HEY THERE.

Fed up with my lack of pictures, I attended the Yeongdeungpo Yeouido Spring Flower Festival (영등포 여의도 봄꽃축제) after getting off of work. There have been few times that I have been reminded more of my singleness – cherry blossoms and couples go hand-in-hand. If you like cherry blossoms bathed in colored neon lights, I recommend attending this festival.

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National Assembly.

In other news, I am going to see GOT7 in less than two weeks. HOW DO I EVEN PROCESS THESE EMOTIONS?! In addition, two friends are coming to visit me! Kiarra, a friend from home, let me crash at her place in Japan two months ago. Jolan, a friend from Hungary, and I went to Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina together. YAY TO LIFE.

Oh, and if you haven’t seen Conan O’Brien’s trip to South Korea – I highly recommend watching it. You’re welcome.

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