This is day 1 in Seoul. We realise that our drafts may be lost for ever so have decided to hand write the posts of our time in Seoul. This is the first of them.
5 February 2014
Went to Namdaemun market this morning which is reputed to be the best traditional market in Korea.
We have seen better markets. We did find and buy fridge magnets girls. That’s all I bought. It was a cheap day for John.
We had read about wangmangdu dumplings filled with either meat or seafood and veg. There are lots of vendors making and selling these in their stalls.
We tried some. Yum! Yum! Yum! They were light, fluffy and packed with goodies. We would have had more but feared runny tummys. There were so many vendors selling so many different things, even if we didn’t know what most of them were, that we were spoilt for choice.
Returning on the metro we saw cabinets containing gas masks to be used in case of emergency ie. invasion by the North. Scary to think that this remains a real threat.
and how to use them.
We have been on the lookout for postcards, as these were “off” in Harbin. Yipee – found some. They were only in packs of 8 or 16 but at least we can now send pcs.
There are young people employed by the Tourist Board to be on the streets offering advice to the likes of us.
Thanks to a lovely helpful girl we were able to buy stamps to put on our cards.
We had a snack lunch, and of course a beer, in our luxurious apartment before the afternoon began. 5 nights in the Fraser Suites was my reward for lasting 6 days without a shower.
Have spent ages trying to solve my blog problem. Thank you Jenny and Graham for your help. I’m not sure where we are but at least I think I know what the problem is. I hope I haven’t lost all the drafts I had saved.