Monday, November 8, 2010

Seoul Lantern Festival

Yeah, I know what you might be thinking. Abdi, you spent too much time at festivals. My answer to that is that they're just too much fun! And if I have time for myself, why not enjoy the rest of my stay in Seoul? I'm here for only 6 more weeks. =(

Korean love festivals. And it keeps going on. I met Lina and Guillaume from France and Yul from Germany. I was there before they came, that's why all of the pictures are without us. Yul took some pictures of us, but after the festival. And I still have to receive them. The Seoul Lantern Festival was located at the Cheonggyecheon stream. This is an artifical stream that's in the midst of high modern buildings. It included an opening ceremony and concert by famous Korean stars. I saw a Korean Kpop boyband that's very famous here called 'Beast'. I saw them before at the Asia Song Festival. K-pop's nothing for me, but there was a good atmosphere at the concert. The festival was meant to invite people from all over the world to come to Seoul and light a lantern, which is a symbol of 'hope and friendship'. We went for dinner afterwards. Enjoy the pictures!


deezy said...

looks very nice man! i like the world statues.

Lisanne Sweerts said...

Beste Abdi,
Leuke blog! Ik studeer Bedrijfskunde en wil volgend jaar op exchange. Ik twijfel nog naar welk stad ik wil gaan en o.a. Seoul lijkt me heel leuk.
Om een keuze te maken ben ik erg benieuwd naar ervaringen van andere studenten, naast de standaard informatie die op internet staat.
Zou ik daar met jou over kunnen mailen? Ik wil nog meer te weten komen over de verschillende universiteiten van Seoel, het regelen van huisvesting, de activiteiten die geregeld worden voor buitenlandse studenten en natuurlijk over het studentenleven!:)
Als je tijd hebt om wat vragen te beantwoorden is dit mijn e-mail: