Walking In A Winter Wonderland

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight..walking in a winter wonderland!

 

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The Christmas season is finally upon us! 10 days left people!!! Who’s ready? I’ve been getting excited when I go into Seoul and see all the brightly lit Christmas trees and festive decorations. It also makes me miss being at home. Nevertheless, there have been things taking place to keep my mind off of that!

Let’s start with our school’s Christmas performance. This past week, all of the kindergartners at SLP participated in a concert. This included doing English dialogues, along with musical song and dance routines (I wish I could post videos!). It was a long day/night but all of the kids did a great job and looked adorable in their outfits.

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Along with this season comes the bone chilling winter temperatures. It’s so cold out! I feel like I’m a bear in hibernation since I no longer have any desire to go out on weekends. Not only that, but they haven’t cleaned or salted any of the roads! You’re basically ice skating around town. However, with the cold weather approaching rather quickly, I ventured out yesterday with Emily to Sinsa to shop for a hat and gloves. Sinsa is great for shopping, as it’s a little less crowded than Myeongdong, yet still offers a great variety of stores. Stores include Forever 21, H&M, Wonderbra, Hollister, Mango, L’Occitane, The Body Shop, Kiehl’s and a wide selection of other quaint shops and boutiques. To get to the main shopping area, take exit 8 outside and continue walking straight until you hit Missha, then make a left on that street and you’re ready to roll! As well, Emily and I visited Vato’s Urban Tacos (one of our favorite spots). If you haven’t been yet, GO!!! It is awesome and has yet to disappoint us. So far, we have tried the burritos, quesadillas, shrimp tacos, Longhorn burger (with real maple bacon and onion rings!) and the kimchi fries. The drinks are also amazing. The Texas Tea will make you see stars after you get through half of it (I recommend sharing) and the margaritas are tasty! I assure you, the drinks are worth the price, as they don’t skimp on the alcohol. The food itself is really reasonably priced. Tacos and burritos range from $7-11, burgers are around $13 and some appetizers are as high as $12.

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In other news, I am also getting prepared for BANGKOK!!! Just 10 more days! Our flight is Christmas morning and Michelle and I return New Years Day. We’re going to try our best to make our way to a tiger temple, go on an elephant ride, hit up a beach and venture out to see some other tourist attractions. It should be a good time. Of course, I will be sure to share pictures with everyone!

Until then, be safe and stay warm!

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