Our Trip to Seoul!

This year I had 10 days off for Golden Week!!

Golden Week usually takes place during the end of April and early May. The week long holiday consists of several national holidays such as Showa Day, Constitution Day, Greenery Day, and Children’s Day. This time of the year also becomes busy for all kinds of travelers and businesses- in other words, travel season.

In the past years I’ve had maybe at most a 6-day Golden Week vacation (automatically off, no vacation time needed) but this year because of the new Emperor’s ascension to the throne, 10 days were given for this special event.

So we decided to go to Seoul!

South Korea has been one of the countries outside of Japan that Trevor and I have been wanting to visit for some time now- This long string of vacations gave us a great opportunity to finally go!

Here is a breakdown of what we did, with some events that will have their own separate posts once we go through photos! (And once I figure out appropriate photo sizes for WordPress…)

We stayed in Seoul for 4 1/2 days and 5 nights.

Day 1 (Arrival day in the late afternoon)

  • Walked around the area by our hotel
  • Dinner was: bibimbap, and kalbi dumplings with loads of kimchi on the side!

Day 2

  • Myeongdong!!!
  • LINE Friends Store!!!
  • Omg all the Korean makeup and skincare ❤
  • Itaewon
  • GWENT meetup at Magpie Brewery!!!

Day 3

  • Lotte World!

Day 4

  • Gyeongbukgung and Bukchon Hanok Village while dressed in hanbok!

Day 5 (last full day before leaving butt early in the morning the next day -dead-)

  • More shopping in Myeongdong!
  • Meerkat cafe!!
  • Ring cafe!!
  • N Seoul Tower date night ❤

Here’s a sneak peek from one of my favorite things we did 🙂



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October 24th marks the day when my Dad passed away. To this day, he’s been gone for 4 years. I miss him immensely every day. He was my biggest supporter with me coming to Japan, and to live here and not be able to show him how my life has been hurts. I wish he was here to experience Japan for himself because I know there would have been many things he would like. Here’s a list of things he would have loved about Japan: Continue reading

Sailor Moon Cafe 2017 at DELASOUL CHARBON

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Which is why, like with the Cardcaptor Sakura cafe I visited with Trevor last year in August, I knew I had to try and visit the Sailor Moon Cafe in Osaka at some point before it closes. Continue reading