week 2: A refreshing drink

week 2: A refreshing drink

Already after one and half week, blossoms are making place for fresh green leaves. The streets are changing their looks. As I heard it is unusually warm for the time of year. Many knots are bursting and bright pink, red and white flowers are coming up in the parks. And there you find many young couples. The guys equipped with cameras, looking all professional, taking romantic pictures of their girlfriends.

The last week has been about visiting new places in the city. Public parks, palaces (often surrounded by high office buildings), galleries, alternative art spaces, and one open studio event of an artist collective, not so far from Ssamzie. Here the studio?s were very colorful, full of small trinkets and clever strategies to use the limited space as efficient as possible. Last week meant also getting used to urban city life.

In Seoul live over 10 million people, in the district of Seoul even around 23 million. Which makes it one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. Not that you notice much of that walking the streets, but there are some advantages in a 24 hour lifestyle. There is plenty of everything, anytime, almost anywhere. Shops, malls, bars, cafes, clubs, entertainment in bright day light of or in shiny neon at night. It?s not difficult to get both very convenient and a bit exhausted at times. One of the occasionally surprises in another culture: a refreshing drink from the machine turned out to be hot lemonade.

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