Sunday is pretty much my only free day of the week. Since moving back to Daejeon, strangely, most of my Sundays have been spent in Seoul… spending money.
On my most recent trip up north, I met up with my favorite set of twins… Gaby and Michael! Their mom sent me a letter that Gaby wrote to me and we both figured that since we had no plans for the Buddha’s birthday weekend that we should meet up. So, on Sunday the 24th, I traveled to Seoul to meet up with the twins at Seoul Grand Park (서울대공원).
My reunion with Gaby was glorious. The little bug is still the cutest little thing ever! We took the lift to the zoo located within Seoul Grand Park.
We spent the afternoon wandering around the zoo yelling at animals in English. Gaby and Michael crack me up… unlike most other Korean children their age, they interact with each other in English. Gaby still teases Michael and Michael still uses burping as a form of retaliation.
We took random breaks in between to eat ice cream, pastries, and hide in the shade.
We rode the lift halfway down and took the train the rest of the way to the parking lot. It reminded of the Disneyland tram… but with Korean music. Riding down on the lift with Michael was hilarious. He was extremely concerned that no one would believe him when he told them he saw me hahaha. He wanted me to notify all the Poly teachers in advance to ensure that his storytelling would not be in vain.
We had lunch at a 갈비 restaurant nearby. Gaby was super excited to show me her chopstick-using skills… turns out it really meant her stabbing meat with one chopstick at a time. That’s all right babygirl, you do what you want.
After lunch, the Kim family dropped me off at the Express Bus Terminal. Michael broke my heart when he said, “You’re leaving now? You don’t have to leave…”
I walked around the Express Bus Terminal shopping center for a bit to cool off. I bought some dessert at Tartine and made my way towards the promise land aka Myeongdong. Forever 21 didn’t have anything decent so I made my way to the Lotte Department Store for some Panda Express. After loading up on food, I took the KTX back to Daejeon. All in all, a wonderful Sunday in Seoul and a great reunion with my babies!