|Oh, come on. That tree wouldn't fit in my apartment even if we laid it down.|
This year I wanted to do something a little different. I'll get to that later, but first, we had to prepare for Christmas.
Daiso. I love shopping at Daiso. It's so inexpensive!
We also got a couple of Santa hats, both with braids (although I wear mine with the braids tucked into the hat). Decorating the tree was easy. Before long, we had filled our tree with tons of decorations, some traditional, some strange. For every ribbon and tree topper, we had squirrels and cats straddling the branches. We took a few pictures of ourselves and the tree and went to bed. Slowly, presents began to surround the tree. When my family sent me presents from the United States, I added them to the tree. Jackie filled my stocking and I filled hers. The presents she wrapped for me sporadically appeared there too. Christmas was fast approaching.
Shopping, the Bane of My Existence
|It's do or die time.|
|The view of the Hanok village was great though.|
Nightmare Before Christmas
|Nightmare Before Christmas: The Musical|
|Presents and decorations all ready for Christmas.|
I made sure to give myself time to get to the hotel before she did. I ended up with 15 minutes to decorate the place for Christmas. Scrambling around, I threw decorations everywhere. The little tree went on the coffee table, ornaments were scattered around, a wreath was hung, presents were put around the tree, two glasses of wine were poured (the cheese was still in the fridge).
The hotel was Fraser Suites Insadong. I had never been in a hotel this nice. Our room consisted of a living room, small dining area, a full sized kitchen, a balcony, study, two bedrooms (a large master bedroom and a smaller one), two bathrooms with showers, a washing machine that doubled as a dryer, and an incredible view of the city and Namsan Tower. Sometimes you rent something online (I used Agoda to get a great price) and don't know how it will actually be even after you research it. I really lucked out this time. Big time.
|The view from our room in the Fraser Suites.|
Finally, she arrived. I went down to meet her and walk her to the room. She loved it. After walking around and taking in the area, we decided to go eat Indian food for dinner. We walked to Little India and had some great food.
|We are both so pretty! (Courtesy of +Jackie Eckles)|
|Christmas sunrise in Seoul.|
|Namsan Tower on Christmas Day|
Unfortunately, we had to check out soon, so we rushed to pack up everything. I booked this place for many reasons, but having a pool was one of them. It was too bad we did not have the time to take advantage of that amenity.
It was still a great day, one I will not soon forget.