So my new friend and I went down to Cheongju on Saturday, which was a first for a couple of different reasons. Big news here folks....I got to drive a car in Korea for the first time! It had been almost seven months since I drove a car, so this was a bit of a big deal for me. Luckily for me, Jennifer was feeling tired so she asked her copilot to step in and take over.
When we got there on Saturday, we had a chance to visit Suamgol Village. It was previously a very rundown neighborhood which was surely destined for being replaced by an updated apartment building. But some artists stepped in and provided a way for the neighborhood to attract some attention and more importantly, preservation.
The view of Cheongju from Suamgol
Overall, it was a great weekend. It was my first road trip with Jennifer. I got to spend some good time with Micah and Michelle before they abandon me. I got to catch up with my good friends Deborah and Cathal. The weather was terrific. We had a trip to the noraebang. And did I mention I got to drive?!?