April 2nd – South Korea

by Adam

It was a rainy day.  Planned to go to Changdeokgung palace, as last time, I didn’t go inside.  On the way there, stopped by Film09 and bought a roll of Portra 400.  We planned to go to the secret garden tour which was at 1:30pm, so went for a walk around first.

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We had lunch – andong son kalgugsu (안동 손 칼국수), jeon (전) and like usual, sidedishes (반찬) such as kimchi (김치) etc.

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After eating, we looked outside and saw that it was still cold, windy and drizzling.  So decided that we would not go to the palace, but next time, when I come to Korea again.  (I ended up going to the palace on Friday!  I’ll write about this later)

After lunch, stopped by Starbucks for a drink.  I had a soy green tea latte, while Julie had her usual black coffee (Americano).  This Starbucks only had one toilet for males, and one toilet for females, so the female toilet queue was long.

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Walked to Namsangol (남산굴) traditional garden, saw the garden and many Chinese tourists and the time capsule.

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Julie demonstrated how to carry things.

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Then we went to the outside of Korea House (한국의집), but there was no wedding there this time.  Last time we were there in December 2011, there was a wedding and we went to have a look Smile

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Then we went to Sinsadong, looked around at the shops and saw a crowd gathering around.  It was a shoe-parade with famous people sitting in the front row Smile

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We walked to Gangnam and were feeling hungry, so had some bread and dirnks at Paris Baguette.

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Then walked around Gangnam until dinner time.

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We met with Julie’s friends for dinner.  We had pigs trotters (적발).

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On the way home, needed to go to a toilet, so stopped by a cafe.  Then took photos at the media-pole outside.

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