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Well Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the year of the sheep/goat/ram. Alex and I got a bountiful six days off work and decided to spend the holiday in South Korea!
This was a bit of a brave move because Lunar New Year is very much a family time. Everyone travels home and places shut up shop. We flew to Seoul on New Year's Eve (Wednesday 18th) which is one of the busiest days to travel, but needs must. We flew with Air India ...
... set and only get one song before they finish. We wait for the second set and are not disappointed. The music was more along the lines of Big band than jazz but still very good none the less. Then it was off to find more food and drinks. Our host was hungry yet again. I'm not sure where he put it all as this man was a bean pole. So after a couple more drinks and then some Bulgogi it was time for bed.
Seoul does contain a couple of older folk village districts so ...
... socialize and gossip when they arrive. Although the staff room is shared the atmosphere is very quiet compared to Australian staff rooms. Students say hello and talk to teachers as they arrive. They bow in respect of the teachers.
Teachers dress the same as Australian Teachers.
Their summer is very hot and the school is well accommodated for this with air conditioners.
Even though students have a set uniform to wear, ...
Overnight flight with Korean Air was a slight culture shock: incredibly polite (mostly in Korean), smiling and bowing stewardesses; more garlic, chilli, pickled vegetables than you could shake a pickled daikon at; fiery Korean 'red pepper sauce' that was employed liberally at each course and bibimbap. Bibimbap is a Korean classic - rice with some cooked mince, cucumber, sesame oil and guess what ? You've got it: garlic, chilli, pickled ...
... on the United Nations' role in the three year conflict, which stops the museum from being one of the overall highlights from my trip.
It does, however, have a number of items from the Armed Forces of each country who was involved in the war, well from one side, anyway. It is heart warming to see how many countries felt the need to stand up for people's freedom, it's just a shame They didn't have the conviction (or resources, no doubt) to face up to the Chinese ...