|Yep, pretty much exactly like that...|
|... maybe some people more than others|
Day One: The Arrivening
Their flight touched down on a Monday afternoon, which kind of sucks because I teach until 7 Monday-Thursday. I couldn't pick them up from the airport, so I constructed a massive travel guide for them explaining exactly where they needed to go, what they needed to do, and any and all Korean they'd need to have on the journey (seriously, the beast was 25 pages).
After work I hustled to their hostel (alliteration!), stuffed them full of Korean BBQ, and then whisked them off to their first jjimjilbang experience at Dragon Hill Spa!
|Welcome to Heaven, it's full of Koreans and kinda smells like feet.|
I have to say this is an EXCELLENT idea for people coming off of a long flight. You leave feeling utterly relaxed and with all the filthy of travel thoroughly scrubbed off and sweated out of you. Amanda and I even opted for the ajumma scrub, where they literally take a brillo pad to your skin and scrap off the outer-most layer. Most invigorating!
Day Two: More Possible Than Anticipated!
The original plan for the day was to just do Myeongdong, for some of the best mandu and kalguksu in the freaking city, let them take a nap back at their hotel, and then hit Namsan. I had GREATLY underestimated just how excited I was going to be to walk around with my brother and his awesome girlfriend and might have dragged them to...
|Amanda REALLY likes Green Tea Patbingsu!|
|Insadong: Where Tourist Money Becomes Korea Money|
|THERE IS NAMSAN TOWER!|
|Classy betches drink only from plastic cups at plastic picnic tables, sitting on plastic stools, in a plastic tent on the sidewalk!|
|It's not "douche," it's "doo-che!"|
|Self-serve bars: rest of the world, get your shit together!|
FUCKING PROFESSIONAL WAYGOOKIN AND TOURISTS!