After a day in Busan, I headed back to Seoul by train (three and a half hours across the country). This time I was staying with a friend I met in High School, Cindy. When I was a Freshman, she came to study for a year. She went back to Korea and then completed her undergraduate in Austria studying Account. I haven't seen her since she left, so it was really nice to spend some time again. When I decided for sure I was going on this trip I messaged her and told her I was coming to Korea. I think she was as excited as I was, and offered for me to stay at her home a few days if I was able to extend my trip. Thanks to Jeff and Boyoung I stayed an extra three full days, leaving on Tuesday instead of Saturday. I arrived at Cindy's on Sunday right after lunch time, and we spent the entire day in Seoul. We visited the N Seoul Tower, had dinner and took a boat ride. The next few days we spent shopping around Seoul. We went back to Insa-dong because my first trip there with the group was really short. We visited City Hall and went in the buildings. After our day out-and-about in Seoul, some of Cindy's friends came over and we cooked dinner and ordered delivery fried chicken. Apparently, it's really common in Korea - I wish we had it in America! We spent the night talking and enjoying her family and friend's company. One of her friends had just finished cosmetology school and wanted to paint my nails. She did such a great job!! The next day we went to the supermarket (kind of like Walmart) and loaded me up with all kinds of snacks and candies to bring home. I was sad to leave but we had to head to the airport as my plane was leaving around 7 pm. I loved Korea - more so I love the culture and the people of both Korea and China. This trip has giving me the desire to travel more. I hope to return to Korea and travel to more South Asian countries.

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