After a grueling week at training, the roommates and I go our separate ways and begin our solo adventures in our different towns.
Jenny, I will still get you for picking Daegu ;)
So far Cheong-ju is nice. It’s not what I was expecting but it has only been three days, so we’ll see…I didn’t exactly get a good first impression!
There is a reason the motel looks like it belongs in Vegas. For one, there is a strip club attached to it.
I don’t think I can even legally show you…so you’ll just have to use your imagination. Feeling like I had to sanitize my hands after everything I touched in the motel room, I headed out for dinner. On the way I saw a blonde Korean! Obviously not natural, but it looked really good! Better than when I went for it, haha.
None of these dishes sound good translated, you are just going to have to trust that they are delicious.
Learn Korean: “Han-bok”
Because of China’s history with Korea, the number 4 (being a homophone of the word “death” in Chinese) is extremely unlucky. So most buildings skip from the 3rd to 5th floor. They “observe” April 4th as their sort of unlucky day of doom. Funny, I took this picture on Friday the 13th.
Learn Korean: Downtown “She-nay”
The architecture in Korea goes from modern to traditional, everywhere.
A typical Korean meal, with all the fixin’s. Rather than a meat and two veg. Koreans opt for rice and a bounty of side dishes.
Learn Korean: Side Dishes “Bon-chan”
My Cousin Hansu came down to help me get settled. Check out the escalating ramp at Homeplus.
It’s kind of steep, but not even the old people seem to mind the incline…I will have to stop being a wuss.