We headed out around 1pm and got lunch once we arrived. It was delicious and I have no idea what it was (as per usual). Ever since I first stepped foot in Korea, I figured I might as well try everything. Who knows what I will like?? The teachers always ask me if I know what I'm eating and the answer is usually "Nope!" By the time all of our dishes arrived, there had to have been at least 20 dishes on the table. Koreans love their side dishes, which of course includes kimchi.
After lunch, we drove to the main touristy area and rented bikes- 3 bikes for 9,000 won ($8)! Americans aren't used to trusting people with things like this. Collateral is usually left with the renter or the price of the bikes being rented is expensive. I'm not used to how trusting Koreans are with a lot of things. One of the teachers simply gave the man his phone number and off we went! I picked a little beach cruiser.... which ended up being the WRONG choice. More details later.
|Such a local... throwing up the peace sign.|
|Beach cruiser=memories of Santa Barbara.|
Too bad the last time I rode one was approx. 3 years ago.
|Cheomseongdae Astronomical Observatory|
Can't take credit for this picture...
(No credit for this either...
|Dead end... but we are problem solvers.|
Crossed the train tracks 1 minute before the train flew by
We then biked around to the other side and had coffee at some beautiful hotel. By the time we got back to the area where the bikes were, it was night time. We went into one of the parks and got some ice cream. Unfortunately I didn't have my nice camera because the trip was sprung on my last minute (like everything in Korea) sooo you all will have to make do with the lovely blurry pics
Ok, on my way to Daejeon for a Rock Festival/Oktoberfest (about 45 mins by bullet train-KTX). Updates on the rest of my week when I get back!