How About Some Culture

Trip Start Sep 01, 2010
Trip End May 15, 2011

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Bangrang Hostel

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sandy, Mara, and I really wanted to go on a road trip together. We had planned to do a temple stay at a Buddhist Temple but every one we applied to never responded so we had to nix that. We decided to head back to Seoul and get a hostel for a couple of nights. This would allow us to explore areas of the city we hadn't seen and others that we liked and wanted Sandy to get to know. The hostel was in the "downtown" area in Central Seoul and was nicely decorated but had some issues which I will explain a little later. We spent the first day just exploring the area around us, checking out a few art museums and going to an open air market in Nandaemoon. We had some exciting plans for the evening to see a theater performance called Miso. This was advertised as a good play for foreigners because there is English subtitles and an easy to understand storyline. It turned out to be a dance show, with great costumes that was highly entertaining and easy to understand because there was no language necessary.
The next day we took the subway north almost to end of the line into the farthest reaches of Seoul. Here was a mountain that had some great hiking and cool views of the city from the top.
On this short trip to Seoul we also saw the annual lantern festival, and did a few other sight seeing activities. Sorry for the lack of details, but our time here is wrapping up and I have been busy enjoying the last few weeks before Mara and leave for Argentina next week. I promise to return to my usual excellent blog writing form in the upcoming entries.
The next few months should be action packed so please stay tuned.
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