Exploring Seoul! Day 2
..in pictures

Proof of having been on the streets of Seoul: sewer caps.
Proof of having been on the streets of Seoul: sewer cap art.

Lunch: tonkatsu & cold udon
Lunch: tonkatsu & cold udon
This one loves tonkatsu: BFFs!
This one loves tonkatsu: BFFs!
Google Maps likes giving me bus and transit directions, but no walking or driving here. Took the bus after obtaining and loading a T-money card at a cvs.
Google Maps likes giving me bus and transit directions, but no walking or driving here. Took the bus after obtaining and loading a T-money card at a cvs.
Sheep in the middle of the city!
Sheep in the middle of the city!
Neat water feature with map, outside Seoul Museum of History.
Neat water feature with map, outside Seoul Museum of History.
At Seoul Museum of History: Old school work ID badges, the Korean Declaration of Independence, old school passports, and a small area on the dark days of Japanese occupation (the museum didn't really dwell on that a lot).
At Seoul Museum of History: Old school work ID badges, the Korean Declaration of Independence, old school passports, and a small area on the dark days of Japanese occupation (the museum didn’t really dwell on that a lot).
Palace layout from days of yore. Some one here is really into scale models.
Palace layout from days of yore. Some one here is really into scale models.
At Seoul Museum of History: No really, they're REALLY into scale models. This is one of modern Seoul, complete with city lights. It filled up a whole room. It was awesome!
At Seoul Museum of History: No really, they’re REALLY into scale models. This is one of modern Seoul, complete with city lights. It filled up a whole room. It was awesome!
Same scale model of modern Seoul: we found our hotel! This aerial view actually helped later that night to find our hotel again.
Same scale model of modern Seoul: we found our hotel! This aerial view actually helped later that night to find our hotel again.
Fun fact: In Seoul, when you get a berry tea t Starbucks, it actually comes with berries.
Fun fact: In Seoul, when you get a berry tea t Starbucks, it actually comes with berries.
We tried but failed to get into Geongbokgong Palace for the special night time entry. Right when we were sliding in for the last 7 tickets available to foreigners, this tour guide ran in front with a bunch of passports and sharked it away. Still pretty in the main gate, though.
We tried but failed to get into Geongbokgong Palace for the special night time entry. Right when we were sliding in for the last 7 tickets available to foreigners, this tour guide ran in front with a bunch of passports and sharked it away. Still pretty in the main gate, though.
Dinner was some random bar place in Gangnam, left: accidentally ordered some thing served in shot glasses that I thought would be beer. Wouldn't be polite not to drink it, right? Top right: leek pancakes here are the reverse ratio of leeks to other stuff than green onion pancakes. Lesson learned. Center right: my spouse ordered something meaty and spicy. Did our best to eat it. Bottom right: close up of leek pancake. Special thanks to random other restaurant patron or translated for the restaurant owner for our order.
Dinner was some random bar place in Gangnam, left: accidentally ordered some thing served in shot glasses that I thought would be beer. Wouldn’t be polite not to drink it, right? Top right: leek pancakes here are the reverse ratio of leeks to other stuff than green onion pancakes. Lesson learned. Center right: my spouse ordered something meaty and spicy. Did our best to eat it. Bottom right: close up of leek pancake. Special thanks to random other restaurant patron for translated for the restaurant owner for our order.

Stay tuned for baseball adventures in day 3!

One comment

  1. That looks like a great modern city with some crazy sheep country type charm! I’ll bet you even have electricity! Some of us currently dont.

    I hope you start building scale models of things when you get back, they look cool.

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