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The Hi Seoul festival is a yearly festival put on in Seoul to celebrate the international community, as well as Korea’s history. I decided to check it out last weekend. I went to the City Hall area where there was an international exhibit including booths from many countries around the world. There were about 80 I think. However, Canada, USA, and Italy were missing.

It was a pretty cool experience. There was so much culture around. I was surprised how many different nationalities were there.

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Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan. Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and many many more.

In front of Seoul city hall, there is a big fountain what kids seem to love to play in. It was fun to watch them running around in the fountain. It reminded me of what it’s like to be a kid… but those days are long past.

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After walking around for a bit, I decided to check out the “Changing of the Guards” ceremony that was happening at Deoksugung:

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That is one bitchin’ stache.

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One Comment

  1. Mike,
    Looks like you’re having an amazing time in Korea. My mom is friends with one of your cousins and forwarded your blog to me. I will be teaching in Seoul soon enough — flying in on June 23rd. Just wondering if I could ask you a few questions about your experience teaching in Korea?
    Thanks so much!!
    Steph


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