This is Mina! I'm sorry I haven't been updating in awhile. I have been lagging the past couple of weeks because we just came back from Korea just about 2-3 weeks ago.
Anyways, our last week in Thailand has to be the saddest week ever. I even almost cried during the movies when I came to a realization that this will be my last cheap movie and last day in Thailand. *Tears* For the last few weeks we went to all the markets and malls that we know we will definitely be missing once we get back to the states. We also went to all of our favorite restaurant in Rangsit, Pathum Thani so that we can get all the memories we can soak in. I know that I got to see all the people I wanted to see before I left. ^_^ It was a great sight to see. :) Its even sad last to leave my second real home. The people or the staffs at Muang Ake mansion are the most sweetest people ever! They are so helpful when we needed a place to stay. I recommend to who ever is going to study abroad in Thailand and with the USAC program you guys must go stay and rent an apartment at the Muang Ake Mansion. Staffs are nice and rent is cheap comparing to where we are leaving now. Its a big room and bathroom is only about $300 for rent, plus internet, water, and electricity! And if you have a roommate even better! Split it! :) There's a tip for everyone! Its close by to school you can take a taxi if you're lazy to walk its a 34 baht ride or take the free van shuttle that goes every 15 min - 30 min its right in front of your building so you will never miss it!
This is where we were staying.
Back to Korea subject! :)
Korea was amazing! I love it there so much! I want to return. 5 days wasn't enough, it needs to be longer. If I have another chance to study abroad again my next choice would definitely be South Korea! Seoul was a great city! I love it there. We went to many palaces in Seoul and many great tourist areas such as Myeong-dong, Lotte World shopping area, Hongdae, Hongik University, and Namdaemun market area. We also went to Nami Island which was very beautiful and romantic. Too we didn't have boyfriends otherwise it would have been perfect! LOL. The last night we went to the Hans river. It was beautiful. Very peaceful. I have to say that Seoul or Korea is a very lovey dovey country/city. Its like the land of LOVE! Haha. But all in all I enjoy Korea with the all the great foods and shopping stalls, booths, and shops. Its definitely a busy place. For me, I like it when its a fast pace environment so no complaining to me. But overall my trip and studying abroad has been a great experience. I would never in a million years regret this. As for now, I believe that those past 6 months has been the best part of my life ever!
So true! LOL. Just so many! :D
Okay, that's all for now. I know I still haven't updated to all the places I went but everyone can check out my pictures and video section if you want to see all the places I have been to and have done while studying abroad in Thailand! Here is the link to my website http://www.minakc.wordpress.com I am very thankful this opportunity and I hope that if anyone has a chance and opportunity like I did that was given by the USAC and the Gilman Scholarship should most definitely take it! Its an opportunity of a life time and the best experiences you can ever get it! GOOD LUCK to who ever is going to study abroad this upcoming semester and to whom is ever thinking and deciding upon it you can email us or social network with us and I am more than welcome to help you guys out! :)
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We ♥ THAILAND with all our hearts! :D