Wednesday, April 17, 2013

North of Namsan

This week is even more insanely busy than normal! I have to work four of five days this week. Gasp. I have two Shakespeare plays to attend this week: A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet. We have the book fair at school this week, a history fair, the high school retreat, the junior/senior banquet, and a professional development day. Thankfully, we don't have to attend all of these events!

This week, Kennedy has been sick with a fever and headaches, but I'm finally getting over this nasty cold that I've had for the last two weeks. We've survived another week of North Korean threats and a visit from John Kerry, who was staying at the Hyatt Hotel not far from our school. We are still waiting impatiently for warmer weather, though!

On Thursday of spring break, we got started early because we had a lot to see on our adventures north of Mt. Namsan.

We got on the bus and headed toward Insadong-a typical tourist stop in Seoul. One main street of little shops with every souvenir one could imagine surrounded by tons of little alleys with every type of Korean food imaginable. Therein lies the problem. Too many options! So, we ended up at Pita Pit before walking along the stream--the Cheonggyecheon--on our walk to Gwanghamun Square.

I know. You just heard about this. We were just there a couple of months ago with my dad. It was a tad warmer this time. Eric wore shorts while the rest of us froze.

After taking pictures in the famous Gwanghamun Square, we headed to Gyeongbokgung Palace.

We opted out of watching the changing of the guard show this time, but we did stop to take pictures with them!

Eventually, we made it to the Folk Museum, so that we could go inside and warm up.

After a long day of walking in the cold, we were ready to go home and have bulgogi for dinner--the one Korean meal I know how to make!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your pictures which turned out so much better than mine, no surprise! And thanks to your commentary, now I can remember where we went. You are a great tour guide.


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