Spring Has Sprung in Seoul

Our school has been going through quite a few changes lately, which has increased stress levels for everyone here. Just when we were all starting to crack, the most glorious part of spring in Seoul came out to restore our sanity. Dave and I visited Seonyudo Park on Saturday and Yeouido Park on Sunday to check out the stunning cherry blossoms. These trees are ornamental and won’t bear fruit. They also will only flower for a short window (about one week), after which the falling petals give off the appearance of snow. Walking hand in hand with Dave through the park under the cherry blossoms was exactly what we both needed. I was incredibly giddy, despite the swarms of people in Yeouido coming to take a gander at the trees. Spring is here and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time! Here are a few pictures from this weekend.

Head on over to my flickr pageย for more of my cherry blossom pictures.

If you want to see some more professional looking pictures, check out Dave’s blog and his flickr page.

2 thoughts on “Spring Has Sprung in Seoul

  1. Pretty. I like the last pic. Hi Dave!

    The Korean graffiti was interesting. Familiar, but kind of incongruous. When I visited Pusan eons ago I had the same sort of cultural offset when I bought a Coke and the bottle was printed in Korean. For some reason I thought that was so cool. Korea was one of my first foreign countries, so everything was strange. By the time the last country (#14) rolled around it was ho hum.

  2. Dave says hi ๐Ÿ™‚
    The graffiti was kinda random to include, but I liked it and felt like mixing it up. Have you visited my flickr page? I put up some more pictures from the weekend there.
    I’ll totally agree with you on the ho hum part. Korea isn’t the craziest or most exciting country I’ve visited, but that’s probably what makes it livable.
    ps. I love looking at Coke cans around the world. They are so much cooler than the ones at home ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the little things in life!

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