How did you celebrate the 4th?

4 Jul

Student Ramblings

For the last two summers, I was studying abroad over the 4th of July in Korea ’12 and China ’13.  One of the things that fascinated me was the different ways we found to celebrate the 4th of July.  

In Korea, we all met up for good old American food that was being served in a local Irish pub (good old hot dogs and curly fries!), and then wandered around the foreign district of Seoul enjoying the rockets and sparklers being waved around.  That night, we traveled around various pubs owned by expats and celebrated with fellow traveling Americans and expats.  Everyone was wearing their most patriotic shirt (occasionally that meant a football jersey), and we ended up singing the Star Spangled banner with everyone in the bar joining in.  Koreans, Americans, Irish, German ~ we all got into it!

The following year, we ended up visiting Beijing for the 4th…

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