Exploring Seoul! Day 3
out to the ball game

Good morning Seoul! Pretty as a picture..
Good morning Seoul! Pretty as a picture..
Wandered Garogusil, a shopping street in Gangnam. Wasn't terribly impressed, maybe I've been shopping too much..
Wandered Garogusil, a shopping street in Gangnam. Wasn’t terribly impressed, maybe I’ve been shopping too much..

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At Take Urban: apparently, if you show up just before breakfast ends you get tons of carbs with your coffee order (a.k.a. Free "smile time"). That's olive bread on the right.
At Take Urban: apparently, if you show up just before breakfast ends you get tons of carbs with your coffee order (a.k.a. Free “smile time”). That’s olive bread on the right.
2nd round: tastier.
2nd round: tastier options.
In Gangnam: a big fancy plastic surgery shop. Wow.
In Gangnam: a big fancy plastic surgery shop. Wow.
On the subway! A little excessively proud of having obtained a T-Money card (well, a competing product) to pay for the subway. If you google addresses in Google Maps, it will give you subway and bus routes (but no walking or driving), with lots of Korean..
On the subway! A little excessively proud of having obtained a T-Money card (well, a competing product) to pay for the subway.
Fun mirror art for silly tourists.
Fun mirror art for silly tourists.
At Geongbokgung Palace: these gents march around in costume in the hot, humid sun for a sense of going back in time. Kudos.
At Geongbokgung Palace: these gents march around in costume in the hot, humid sun for a sense of going back in time. Kudos.
Next to the marker for "bureaucrat #1" who would stand there to receive people if they didn't see the lower level bureaucrat numbers two through nine.
Next to the marker for “bureaucrat #1” who would stand there to receive people if they didn’t see the lower level bureaucrat numbers two through nine.
At Geongbokgung Palace: throne room ceiling.
At Geongbokgung Palace: throne room ceiling.
At Geongbokgung Palace: top left: food storage and fermenting area, right: palace grounds, bottom: entrance courtyard, middle left: royal throne!
At Geongbokgung Palace: top left: food storage and fermenting area, right: palace grounds, bottom: entrance courtyard, middle left: royal throne!
At Geongbokgung Palace: age-old man-made pond and structure.
At Geongbokgung Palace: age-old man-made pond and structure.
At Geongbokgung Palace: looks like the Koreans know a good napping bench when they see one too, just like in Seattle.
At Geongbokgung Palace: looks like the Koreans know a good napping bench when they see one too, just like in Seattle.
Outside the palace: not sure why there were tons of fresh-faced police swarming here..
Outside the palace: not sure why there were tons of fresh-faced police swarming here..

At the baseball stadium box office:
Will Call Attendant: Hmm, is your name Park?
Me: yeees…?
Will Call Attendant: When is your birth date?
Me: Well…S______ Park reserved the tickets for me.
Will Call Attendant: Do you have her phone number?
Me: (procures hotel business card with number)
Will Call Attendant: Aaaah, the hotel reserved the tickets for you?
Me: Yes!
Will Call Attendant: Oh, okay, here you go. (hands me tickets for outfield seats)
Me: 고맙습니다!
..Phew! Was looking dicey for a minute there!

Founds some KS Wyverns vs. LG Twins playing baseball! Had to stop for some fried chicken next to the squid.
Founds some KS Wyverns vs. LG Twins playing baseball! Had to stop for some fried chicken next to the squid.
So excited for the game! and the constant cheering! Too bad the LG Twins lost..
So excited for the game! and the constant cheering! Too bad the LG Twins lost..
Beer was good, spam musubi looked good, until I opened the package...some how the more normal ham color put me off.
Beer was good, spam musubi looked good, until I opened the package…some how the more normal ham color put me off.
At the LG Twins v. KS Wyverns game!
At the LG Twins v. KS Wyverns game!
Pork skewers for a late dinner, slowly rotating on the spit, nom nom nom.
Pork skewers for a late dinner, slowly rotating on the spit, nom nom nom.

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