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Weekends in Italy

Venice Weekend!

Getting lost in Venice was not a bad thing, it’s actually recommended! ;)

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Verona Weekend!

This is Italy’s romantic city! Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet story lives in Verona, with a mock balcony belonging to Juliet and a wall to leave Letters to Juliet!

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Too Short Searching Seoul!

Let me introduce myself as this is the first blog I have put on this site. (It is a reeeeeaally late blog but so many things have happened!) I am currently a Supply Chain Management major as a “senior.” I have changed majors too many times to count. I have never travelled out of the The United States of America…ever. I decided that if I am going travel, I will experience a completely different culture that I will make me extremely uncomfortable. Did I choose the right place. I am currently studying in Seoul, Korea at Seoul National University. Why Korea? Good question. However, the real question is why not Korea? Being a business major, many people study Chinese and Japanese. I have yet to hear anyone mention that they are studying Korea as a language. I am going for it. I will learn Korean (until the point that I can pass the TOPIK with flying colors and lean business jargon).

But enough about me and my reasons. About South Korea! I have been at the university here for about one month. This place is A-MAH-ZING! Completely different from what I am used to in Austin and Plano. Selfie sticks, Korea’s version of pizza, temples, beautiful foliage, more temples, water, 치맥, 소맥, FOOD, etc. I can seriously go on and on and on about Korea. Being here for only one month has made me realize things about myself that I would have completely looked over otherwise in my hometown. I will drop some pictures for you guys so you can get a taste of what I have experienced in the past month. I will also update you on my past adventures plus my future endeavors. (I will update this blog more frequently!) I hope you will enjoy the scenes and I will keep everyone updated~

[Just to mention, Seoul National University does a program called SNU Buddy. SNU Buddy is a student organization that matches up foreign students with a person buddy that attends SNU. There are generally 3-5 students matched up to one buddy. All of these pictures come from this organization. I used to have more pictures not from this...but I lost my camera and never ended up uploading the pictures from my camera :( Lesson learned real quick. And to anyone else that loves pictures but say, "I will upload them tomorrow," don't. Do it then and now!]

Rafting on a Saturday afternoon with SNU Buddy!

Rafting on a Saturday afternoon with SNU Buddy!

I am group 10 with SNU Buddy. We tried to make a 10......kind of

I am group 10 with SNU Buddy. We tried to make a 10……kind of

Rafting with SNU Buddy!

Rafting with SNU Buddy!

At the river with friends!

At the river with friends!

Look at the food!

Look at the food!

OP! (Office Pub) Where everyone in SNU Buddy gets to meet up and make new friends.

OP! (Office Pub)
Where everyone in SNU Buddy gets to meet up and make new friends.

Everland! Kind of reminded me of Disney World.....but a lot smaller.

Everland! Kind of reminded me of Disney World…..but a lot smaller.

Everland! Walking Dead Square. Unfortunately, did not really see dead people walking around :(

Everland! Walking Dead Square. Unfortunately, did not really see dead people walking around :(

This was the whole group I went with at Everland.

This was the whole group I went with at Everland.

This ride was called the double twist spin.....thing. I do not remember but it was fun!

This ride was called the double twist spin…..thing. I do not remember but it was fun!

We decided to all wear ears. Why not?

We decided to all wear ears. Why not?

On the log flume ride. It was a little more fun than the one in Six Flags at Arlington.

On the log flume ride. It was a little more fun than the one in Six Flags at Arlington.

Two Months in Singapore!

It has been exactly two months since I’ve been here and it has been amazing. I’ve made so many new, international friends and visited so many beautiful places. When you come to Singapore, you’ll realize that everywhere in Southeast Asia is just a short (and cheap) flight away. I found myself leaving the country almost every weekend with other exchangers. Last week as the recess week and a couple of friends and I went to Borneo, an island that is a part of Malaysia and Indonesia. We climbed the highest peak in Southeast Asia, which took about 2 days. It was probably the most amazing view I’ve seen. I would recommend it to anyone that loves to hike and be outdoors.

Finally made it to the top!

Finally made it to the top!

Sunrise

Sunrise

Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia (a part of the island Borneo)

Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia (a part of the island Borneo)