Showing posts with label South Korea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Korea. Show all posts

Saturday, January 25, 2014

This is Not a Travel Blog But...

But, I'm travelling so I'm going to talk about it.

I'm visiting Korea.  It's lots of fun so far and I'm getting back my fluency in Korean quite well (I think).  This time around I'm in a class with a bunch of foreign students and some Americans, but fortunately the Americans I've made friends with are at least trying to use Korean most of the time.  Of course when we talk about certain topics we swap easily back and forth from English to Korean.  It's been quite pleasant.

Last night, I rode the subway to Dongdaemun (동대문).  There's a huge old gate there, unfortunately under construction but I took some fisheye-lens photos of it.  We also walked around through one of the large markets (시장) there.  I found where the fabric market is, because Michelle really wants to go there so I made sure I knew where to find it.  I also went back to Shinchon (신촌) to see if I could find some of the places I had been before.  Found a bar that I went to before to practice Korean, but it was completely empty even at 9:45p on a Friday night!  We walked around that whole district for hours and hours, just looking at all the stores and bars and shops etc.  It was nice though I eventually got tired of walking.  I've already gotten lots of practice in and I've already improved.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do this weekend, I have lots of things to do: study, dinner, walk around more, etc. etc. etc.

Here are some of the fisheye lens photos I took while out:

Dongdaemun at Night
View from my window at night
My room
WOW Embroidery machine!  
Busy college district nightlife
Busy street at night