On November 25, 2021, four YG members and two exchange students went to the “Breakout” escape room arcade, a global franchise with 12 branches across various countries. Since the arcade had an English video about the game rule, strategy, characters, etc., exchange students could understand the game without great difficulty. The group was separated into two to play the game. Each group ch...
On November 28th 2021, 3 YG members and 3 exchange students visited Deoksugung Palace. We met at the front gate of Yonsei University at 12:30 pm and took time introducing ourselves to one another, while waiting for all the members to arrive. Then, we headed to the palace by bus.
Since we arrived a little bit early before the start of the tour, we stopped by a café nearby to get a drink. At the café, we exchanged small talks on our majors, experiences in Korea, plans for Christmas, and so on.
The tour began around 1:30 pm at the entrance and lasted for about 45 minutes. The guide took us around the palace, giving specific explanations on famous historical events related to the buildings and hidden meanings behind the designs. Through the tour, we were able to realize the dream and wish of Emperor Gojong to protect national sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty from the Western powers.
After the tour, we headed to a restaurant nearby for a meal. We ordered jeyukbokkeum (stir-fried pork), gangdoenjang (soup with soybean paste sauce), buckwheat crepe, and leek pancake. We also ate waffle for dessert!! Not only was the food so delicious but it was also a satisfactory way to end the program, since we were able to share deep conversations while eating.
The program of visiting Deoksugung was very meaningful and memorable to both the YG members and the exchange students. Deoksugung Palace, the palace of virtue and longevity, was surely a beautiful palace to visit all together, especially during this autumn.