The name's Kathy Zhao. 22 years of age. A Designer and Photographer. Based in Sydney and Beijing. I write about anything and everything.

Final Days In Seoul

Our final days in Seoul consisted eating, last minute shopping, eating more and spending time with Kevin and co. It was a nice way to end our trip. A few days before we left, we headed back to Sinchon to have dinner with Kevin, Ryan, Khoua and Pamela (along with Pamela’s friend from Singapore and another girl from Yonsei).

I just realized I took some rather odd candid photos of these people. Sorry Ryan!
Also after 2 weeks of deciding whether or not to buy, I bought the Pororo iPhone case (which I’m still using)

Our last night consisted of eating a lot and drinking a lot. Kevin thought he’d try and get me drunk (which is impossible) the night before we flew to Hong Kong.

We had dinner around 8pm and then headed to Barfly, Kevin had offered to buy us (Khoua and myself) shots of tequila (we ended up with 6 shots of tequila in the span of 30 mins). After about an hour there we headed to western style bar called Yaletown and ordered curly fries and a lot beer, Ryan watched american football game on tv and Stephen ate.

We headed again to another bar (Mike’s Cabin) as Kevin was failing to get me drunk (unfortunately for Khoua who was already tipsy). Khoua suddenly had a craving for Soju decided we’d go out to the closest Family Mart and go buy some but being tipsy and not wanting to get drunk we decided to order some fried chicken as well.

Final memories of Korea consisted of Kevin, Ryan and Stephen coming out to look for Khoua and myself to only find us sitting in the middle of an alleyway at 2am in the morning with a bottle of Soju and eating a box of fried chicken.


Always been a history buff, so what’s a trip to Korea without visiting one of the palaces (well if it was up to me, I would have gone to all of them but alas no time). I went to visit Changdeokgung Palace.

The colors in this palace is so uplifting and freshNote the man taking photos. He was rather good looking and ended up on the same tour as me!!

Ssamziegil Tourists

I’m sure most people who travel or go on vacation tend to buy gifts or souvenirs for family and friends. Kevin on his free day took us to Insadong, an area known for artworks and antiques AND souvenirs.

We spent most of the time in Ssamziegil. Ssamziegil is the perfect example of antiquenesss and modernism mixed into one. There are shops that sell olden Korean handicrafts to souvenir shops to art galleries and even restaurants.

Kevin thought he’d try and act like a tourist with us

Korean’s really have an eye for making something stand out and look festive, even if it’s just adding a piece of fabric to a metal sculpture

We then headed down the main souvenir street, took some snaps, pretended to buy stuff and then headed back to Sinchon for dinner

Yes that is I in the middle, Stephen to my right and Kevin on my left