Highlight – I was out so late from Namsan that I ended up taking a cab back home. I tell him where I want to go in Korean (because that’s easier) and then he starts asking if I’m Korean. I say no – I’m American. AND HE GOES RATTLING OFF IN KOREAN STILL! I’d have expected him to stop talking to me because he thinks I have limited speaking skills, and I do! He goes and asks me a good many questions and I go “네” or “아니요” – guessing which is more appropriate. Then I go and explain that I know very little Korean, and he says he knows very little English.
Good – so we got that straightened out, yeah?
No! He goes on and starts explaining where we are and points out every major station we pass by. I do get to see Seoul Station and the first thing I think of is 49 Days. He even tells me about the Japanese tourists he’s had and how they were asking him to make an illegal U-turn (not that it matters because Seoul drivers are terrible and craaaaaazy). He then thought (or said to them): “Are you crazy?! You want to die!?” Made me laugh – IF I understood him correctly. And there’s a 50% chance I didn’t.
Anyways – enough blubbering. Pics it is!
Danpat-juk: red bean soup with chestnuts, dduk, cinnamon, dates (?) – anyways, it tastes SO GOOD. Best danpat-juk in Seoul apparently (located in Samcheong-dong). and it smelled HEAVENLY. So cinnamon-y.
Recognize this?! Yep – it’s Choongang High School, where Choi Ji Woo, Park Yong Hwa, and Bae Yong Joon attended school in Winter Sonata.
Front gate to the school that Yoon Eun Hye and Joo Ji Hoon attended in Goong. It really is a school (but closed on weekends), but you know how the drama makes it look like the school is so far from their palatial pad? Lies.
It’s next door.
Stay tuned for an addendum to Day 2!
- Seoul Adventures Day 1
- Seoul Adventures Day 2 – The Teddy Bear Museum
- Seoul Adventures Day 3
- Seoul Adventures Day 4
- Seoul Adventures The Final Days 5-7