Oh boy. A post about winter in Korea?! When May's about to start?!
*cue me not caring*
The last you'd all heard of my adventures, I was baking Christmas cookies and prepping to travel Japan. I shared some photos from that trip here, and even if they're not the best, I'm quite proud of how they'd turned out. Especially this one:
But once the weather dropped in Busan, how'd I spend my time in the Land of the Morning Calm? Well I got lucky. Busan is known for her milder winter climate compared to the rest of Korea, and though there were a few chilly days (~25 degrees Fahrenheit), I think the temperature hovered mostly around the mid thirties/low forties (and considering New York hit -5 real-feel--I was thankful).
Overall, I got to spend more time seeing the museums I'd been meaning to check out. Between the Busan Museum's flower-themed art installation, the Loving Vincent Van Gogh exhibit in Seoul, and a tour of the Korean War Museum with some friends from Japan, I had a blast getting some much needed cultural escapes. (And bringing New York back into the conversation with its literal hundred museums: I've missed art exhibits like crazy.) Interspersed had included birthday celebrations, writing days that led into bowling nights, one too many books bought hot off the shelves, and trips to nearby cities. Of course, the cold weather also inspired me to stay indoors and study some Korean!
Below the cut you'll find a few phone photos documenting what my life had been like through the last few months of winter!
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