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Wait for the Summer

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Summer was the bullying older sister and kicked spring out of the top bunk. Rude!

And for me, summer in Seoul equates to picnics by the Han River, riding bikes, monsoon season, freezing on the subways and popsicles.

So to start things off properly, we trekked down to Mangwon Hangang Park. Along the way, we picked up some pizza from Pizza School (the best pizza deal on the peninsula). The walk was longer than anticipated, but on the upside it was so hot outside that we didn’t need to worry about the pizza getting cold.

We picked a vacant spot amidst a sea of tents and set up our pizza party. We also packed sangria which was more like vin chaud. I guess that’s also delicious, but it kind of made me wish I was somewhere where that would be an appropriate beverage to drink.

Also, I learned (actually, I’m pretty sure I’ve known this. Maybe “remember” would be a better word) that if you think it’s a nice day, the rest of the city probably does too. That means they’ll likely be wherever you are. I often feel like I’m playing the children game “Sardines.” I try to hide from the city, but wherever I go, the city comes with me.

Good thing I still love company.

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le printemps

I feel like I’ve been hyping spring up a lot lately. But can you blame me? These photographs were taken around my boyfriend’s neighborhood, Digital Media City. The area is quiet, but I expect that in a few years, this is going to be Seoul’s hottest hood. Mark my words! 000008

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Late Bloomers

Seoul’s spring has been pretty unpredictable, to say the least. I’ve been anticipating the cherry blossoms since I landed in February. While many people around the world have already enjoyed their blossoms, ours are running a tad behind. Perhaps they are just getting extra pretty–like they are going on a hot date.

Just making sure things look good before they make their appearance.

It seems the Seoulites have taken it upon themselves to add some green life to our streets. Thank goodness for potted plants.

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I went to Yeouinaru Station on Monday hoping to avoid the sea of couples, families, tourists and pretty much the rest of the city who all had the same goal-find some cherry blossoms.

Well, there were definitely no crowds. However, there was also a lack of blossoms. I wonder if our moody weather has much to do with this.

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I did manage to find ONE pink tree!
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Spring in Sinnonhyeon

It’s finally warming up here in Seoul. Spring is my absolute favorite time of year. I hit the streets with my camera yesterday with hopes of finding some cherry blossoms, unfortunately, I have to wait just a bit longer. I’m working on being more patient. Instead, I found pops of color. I really love warm colors and appreciate their existence in Seoul.

These are from some back streets of Sinnonhyeon Station.

As the weather gets nicer, I’ll be toting my camera around more often, so be sure to visit soon.
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