On November 20th, with early Christmas carols ringing on the streets in Korea, 3 YG members and 3 exchange students visited Namsan Tower located in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. Since it was a time when the coronavirus had increased again, we never took off our masks except when we took pictures. In fact, the official name of Namsan Tower is Namsan Seoul Tower, which Koreans usually call Namsan Tower....
Feeling the end of Autumn, three Yonsei Global club members and four exchange students of Yonsei had a tasty dinner at ‘전주비빔밥(Jeonju Bibimbap)’ near Seoul Station. We all gathered at the front gate of Yonsei University at 5:55pm and headed to the restaurant by bus. We finally arrived at the restaurant around 6:30pm.
There were many types of Bibimbap, such as Minced Raw Beef & Rice Hash, Vegetables & Rice Hash, and Cheese & Rice Hash. We ordered variety of them. Though raw beef seemed a bit exotic to exchange students, but they actually liked a lot. Also, cheese Bibimbap was one of a kind, but it tasted great. There was Korean traditional pancake called 전 as side dish and we enjoy it as well. During dinner, club members and exchange students got to know each other, talked about life at Yonsei, Korean culture, and so on.
Then, we went to Hanok café. The interior seemed quite fusion of Korean and Western culture because although it was Hanok style building, inside of it was decorated with Christmas ornaments. We talked about Korean national holidays, exotic Korean foods, etc. We had to come out at 9pm because of the shortened opening hours due to COVID-19, but we all had great time together. Hope today’s activity made a day to Yonsei Global club members and exchange students at Yonsei.