Published: January 30th 2006January 30th 2006
The street of Insadong
Well, let's see. I met up with Anna and Mike today at around noon and we took the bus (that we waited for for about 30 minutes I swear!) to Seoul. They hadn't really seen too much yet so we were going to go to a palace, but ended up going straight to Insadong to meet up with Corey and Rebecca. Insadong is a really old street full of shops with Korean souvenirs and teashops and stuff. So anyways, we are waiting outside Starbucks and this reallllly old man comes over and starts talking to us. He wants us to sign his book and write where we are from in it. He proceeds to tell us that he likes to talk to foreigners, etc, etc....he was really funny, so we signed it. And he did have a book packed full of foreigners signatures. His name was Mr. Shin. So finally Mr. Shin got tired of talking to us and went on to find some new foreigners to nab there signatures from....... So we finally met up with Corey and Rebecca and we went and ate mandu. Its a dumpling with pork or vegetables in it, its good with lots of hot
Jen and Anna
Here I am with Anna shopping in Myeongdong
sauce on it...yum. Then we walked to Myeong-dong and saw the "new" river, which is an uncovered stream that used to be covered by a highway. The city decided it needed more nature, so they built a walkway and stuff around the uncovered stream. Now you can;t even walk by it, its so full of people. We made it to Myeong-dong which is a shopping district in Seoul. We looked at some fake Chanel purses and went through some clothing stores, but none of us were really in the buying moods so we left and took the subway to Ghangnam (totally misspelled) and went to a giant English book store. It was pretty fabulous, it was like going to Barnes and Noble or something. Afterwards we went and ate at a Thai restaurant, which was awesome. I had Pad Thai which was soooooo spicy my nose kept running. But it was fab. We finally made it back around 9 and I am ready to crash!
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