Americans visit Korea ... and by that, Bri and I flew in to Incheon to stay with Hayley for five days in Korea. I met Hayley and Bri my first week of college, and we became instant friends! Yes, we still talk everyday, but on our KaKaoTALK app!
By then, lack of sleep, lack of food, and the presence of a sugary drink in my stomach, I knew what was going to happen: I will throw up before making it back to Hayley's place.
Americans Visit Korea
We celebrated my birthday! Hayley bought me a cake! For dinner, we had Korean BBQ (of course!) Then visited a bar where we each tried 6 drinks, and finished the night with low-key drinks and a truth-or-dare app. Hayley kindly pointed out that post-college Lesley is not as fun and crazy as college Lesley (haha), so I tried to go hard even though jet lag kept creeping up on me every night. In the middle of the night, Hayley threw up. She ran to the toilet in the dark but wasn't successful. She sprayed the floor and the wall! Haylerz parties hard! ââ
We met a celebrity on the streets. We can't tell you whom he is, what he does, but we have picture proof that we met him. He was riding a hover board being friendly with fans.
Have you ever met a celebrity from another country?
We visited their Trick Eye Museum, which is a mix between app photo technology and a Ripley's. The building included a Love/Sex museum and an ice show room similar to the Gaylord Hotel (in Texas) ICE exhibit.
Bri's and my favorite places to visit were the animal cafÃ©s. We started with a meerkat cafÃ© that included exotic cats, wallabies, and a feisty raccoon. All the guests had been warned to not pet a certain wallaby because she was pregnant, but I forgot as usual. I find this wallaby sad and hunched over, and I try to show it some love. Not noticing that there's a 'Do Not Touch Me' sign right next to her! I was told to leave her alone. Gosh, I'm such a dumb American!
I snapped pictures of my dishes to help you visualize what I was eating. If you enter the restaurant area of Lotte World's mall, you will find restaurants that replicate other countries' foods. I enjoyed tacos, a stuffed hamburger, and clam chowder. In America, one plate alone is usually $14. In Korea, you can get food and drink for $8.
My trip to Korea was a culture shock from their streets to couples etiquette. I do address the differences between America and Korea in my mukbang video, so you should watch that (and click on its ads!) Oh, and the video might also make you sick to your stomach.
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