In May teachers (happily) get one long weekend. We get one Friday off due to Buddha’s birthday. I am not so much into the whole Buddha thing, but I did not complain about the extra day off.
I decided that a trip to Seoul with a fellow Minnesotan was in order. Off we went on the KTX (train) late Thursday evening, arriving at our hostel in Seoul around midnight. I still am not used to subways, and I’ll tell you, the Seoul subway system is intimidating.
We decided that Friday was going to be our shopping day, and we even found shoes, at a Payless, no less 🙂 As anyone who knows me really well would tell you, I have a weakness for shoes. But here it is simply nice to find something in my size for a reasonable price.
The second most important item on the agenda: Food.
|It was delicious.|
I had been craving Mexican food all that week, and not only did we find a Taco Bell, but we found a little restaurant in Itewan that is just about as close as you can get to a chipotle burrito, without it being a chipotle burrito. It was heaven in food form!
We stopped by the local palace to look around.
|This is as close as I will ever get to being royalty.|
|The throne room.|
One thing we noticed was how small many of the doors were. I guess it never occurred to architects at the time, that one day tall western tourists might find it difficult to walk through their asian-sized doorways.