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... and the beach had a few people relaxing, but I would love to have seen it at the height of summer when there is not a scrap of sand to be found. We found ourselves in a little fish market street with tanks filled with eels just waiting to be executed and eaten. It was a pretty terrifying sight watching them being prepared as even with their heads cut off their bodies writhe around whilst they are being dissected. Eugh.
Back in the city and there was ...
... a few weeks ago lived and worked in Busan. He came back here for the weekend to go to a friend's birthday party, and had the evening free. It was time to party.
First, we met a Korean friend of his near the Busan National University, a university lecturer in psychology and one of the most intelligent women I have met. We went to a hof and snacked on fried chicken and shared pitchers of beer. I think I learned more about Korea in two hours there than I have ...
... by cheerleader and man with microphone and whistle, quiet for the opposition innings, musical accompaniment for the home. Plenty of k pop, I'm sure, but I was playing spot the song for the western songs with korean lyrics-by my reckoning we had "Obladi, Oh carol, Lady gaga, Loving nobody but you for all my life, I love rock and roll, Cum on feel the noize, Super trooper, If you're happy and you know it (lotte!), Glory glory Tottenham Hotspur and Pretty woman, each one I think ...
... away. It was decorated with hundreds of colourful lanterns to celebrate Buddha's birthday and felt quite spectacular despite the hundreds of people queueing around every corner.
Anxious not to have to spend a night in our grubby hostel room we made our way back to town fairly early, and found a room at Sangria hotel in Haeundae which was a far better option than the previous place.
So, problem number 1 solved. But problem number ...
... yet seemed to make them more appealing as they were almost finished by the end of the night. No doubt I have learned my lesson, when everybody else has spent hours cooking to provide good quality food I need to up my game, sour cream and onion is not a well-received flavour of Pringles, next time I vow to bring barbecue flavour.
There is one thing I have been unable to adapt to about Korea, even after nine solid months and this being how one gains ...