Thursday, May 24, 2007
Out first stop was Namdamuen Market above. This is one of the largest outdoor markets in Seoul. There was even a street that was filled with pet stores. There is this idea in Korea that it is better for business to have all of the same stores on the same street. They say it is better for business. I am not sure of that but I did enjoy seeing all of the animals.
I almost took this little puppy home, but I am not really allowed to have pets that don't fit in cages!
While we were shopping I also say a monk on the street praying. This is the first time I have seen this. It is very common to see men or women with their heads shaved wearing grey outfits. I had never seen one on the street praying before.
I forgot to take a picture at the beginning of the day but this is what Erin and Claudine looked like on the subway back to the train station. It was a great trip and I will remember it forever.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
One of my students also lives in this very small town we visited. He took us out for dinner. This place had more side dishes than any place I have every been to. It was awesome so I thought I would take a picture. After dinner we decided to take a few pictures of this huge town. We decided to walk home with our helmets on. It was great fun.
The next morning I wondered to the market for some fruit. I couldn't resist taking a picture of these awesome mannequins They spared no expense here! A butcher shop with the meat hanging in the open is very common here especially in the market. Don't worry I have never bought any meat from a market butcher. If you think this is weird you should see the fish!
When we went back to the ocean after a morning of lounging around in our room the water was beautiful. The pictures do not do it justice. We also saw some very old ships. One of the ships even had a dragon head on the mast.
My Class Picture
Me as Marilyn Monroe!
A place to sit and chill