Asia | Korea, Republic of – Loving it!
I thought I’d enjoy living in Seoul – and man was I right! It’s great! This city has a vibrancy, an energy and an atmosphere unrivalled in my experience. After dark it comes alive with more neon than you can shake a power cable at, and living and working right in the middle of it makes me feel all cosmopolitan. I’ve never lived in the middle of a big city before, and I find it suits me rather nicely – especially one as buzzing as this. During my 30 min walk to/from school, I pass a 13th century royal palace, a host of ultra modern scyscrapers, a beautifully illuminated ancient city gate, a number of ridiculously large and busy intersections, about a million Korean people, and almost as many bars, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and karaoke rooms. It’s energising merely stepping onto the street. Emerging from school after dark I step into an insane whirl of light, sound and smell – all of which combine to give the impression that the whole city is one big party. Speaking of which….IT’S FRIDAY!!!!! Tomorrow I am spared the rigours of waking up at 5.30 am. You know what that means….I foresee mirth and merriment for the next two evenings, and there are no shortage of opportunities. Bring on the hangover.