On June 3rd 2022, 2 YG members and 2 exchange students met at the front gate of Yonsei University at 6:00pm. We took a bus to get to Mangwon Market while chatting and getting to know each other on the way. Arriving at the marketplace, we took a while to look around the various goods that were sold. We tried out different foods such as marshmallow icecreams, Takoyaki, and chicken. We had the opport...
On October 27th 2021, 3 YG members and 3 exchange students met at the front gate of Yonsei University at noon. To break the ice, we introduced ourselves and did some small talks. We enjoyed our conversation. We took bus about 10 minutes to go to National Palace Museum in Gyeongbokgung. We walked around the Gyeongbokgung Palace. The scenery was extremely beautiful as the palace was covered with reddish and yellowish leaves. Even if we wore mask on the face, we can feel the fresh air.
We got into the museum. As the Covid19 situation is getting severe, we carefully checked QR code. We borrow audio translation guide for detailed explanations about Korean history. Foreign friends attentively listened to the audio and learned a lot of information about Joseon Dynasty. Three foreigner students, who have only interested in culture of Korea’s present era of Korea, are surprised with the charming medieval and modern history of Korea.
Especially, the museum set up the display about ‘Peony blossom’, which is used widely used as iconography emphasizing the authority and dignity of the Joseon royal court, just for October. The display has so much to see and take pictures. Every student was captivated by a riot color of the flower. Through the beautiful sculpture, we can easily understand the meaning and purpose of the peony blossom.
After looking around the exhibition, we finally go to ‘서촌닭갈비’ to eat late lunch. It was a little bit spicy, but the taste was so good. We also went to café designed with Hanok(traditional Korea-style house). We had meaningful time with foreign students with good memories!