On Saturday afternoon, two of my co-teachers graciously offered to show all the new teachers around Seoul. The weather was gorgeous. It had to be around 50 degrees for most of the day with bright blue skies.
|Big Shopping Area|
|This is only one wall - it's huge!|
|Me in front of King Sejong and the palace in the background!|
The city itself seems never ending. Just like the Energizer Bunny, it keeps going and going! The Seoul metropolitan area has a population of almost 25 MILLION people! To help put that into perspective, the Twin Cities metro area is home to only 5 MILLION. Below is a photo a pretty stream that runs through the heart of the city. One of coolest things about my tour is that I've seen a lot of these sites in Korean dramas before - but now I get to see them up close in person!!
Another fun fact, and don't you know I love to dish those out, the land area of North and South Korea combined is roughly the same size as Minnesota.
Quickly, I just have to say that I am loving the food here. I'm am really enjoying myself despite my aversion to seafood. I suspect Korean food will do wonders for my figure as well (-; For lunch we stopped to have Dak Kalbi (spicy chicken),a stirfry-like dish. Its was sooo yummy. Here are two of my co-teachers Tristan and Rachel:
Next, I promise to share some pics and stories about my apartment !