A night out in Seoul
Trip Start Dec 27, 2011
48Trip End Apr 25, 2012
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We later walked to the National Museum of Korea. It was again a massive structure, and free! We walked around for a couple of hours, there was a lot to take in so we did not get to all of it either.
At night we went to the Dongdaemun market, which was very interesting. Food and clothing vendors lined the streets. The vendors start opening shop around 8 pm and stay open all night. The market is about 10 blocks large and comprises something like 10,000 stores
We walked into one hat store, and we found ourselves in the huge clothing market building. It was about five blocks long and was just endless. The funny part is that many of the shops sold near identical merchandise. We counted about 25 hat stores, 30 scarf stores, and the same for fabric, and shirts.
Later we walked past a nice little old lady sitting at a grill in a covered street mall close by. We stopped for a green onion cake, when she gestured for us to sit down. We did and immediately there was a bowl of mussels in front of us and our green onion cake was on the grill. She also served us 2 raw onions in soya sauce, kimchi, and sake. (Kimchi is a standard Korean side dish, fermented, spicy cabbage) We ended up getting another kimchi cake, which was tasty. We were stuffed by the time we left. Total cost: 10000 won = $10.00.