Seoul

Well we headed up to Seoul today after Bryan finished up some work; he had actually taken the day off so we’d have some time together before Thialand. Anyway, we took the train up to Dongdaemun so I could get some fabric for some upcoming projects including some new ideas for animal shirts and Zoe’s easter dress. We had great success and now that I’ve found out where everything is in Dongdaemun it doesn’t take me very long to get things purchased. After that we went to the shoe market as I want a new pair of comfy walking shoes; I found a good pair but they were out of my size =( We then took the metro over to Itaewon. It’s a neighborhood in Seoul near the army base; people talk about it like it just THE best place to buy stuff. It didn’t seem too different than Songtan to us…EXCEPT for the huge variety of ethnic food restaurants. I could see us going back to that part of town simply for dinner. There were especially abundant Moroccan, Arabian, Turkish, Middle Eastern places! YUM. We have been craving good falafel, hummus, and gyro since we left our favorite restaurant (Shish Kebab House) in Tucson. Anyway, we had heard about an Austrian restaurant on the English Korean-run radio station (not the military station), so we tried it out. They had an amazing tofu scnitzel! and great 3-cheese spaetzle. It was great, though pricey. The funniest part of the whole thing, though, was that the cook looked just like STEFAN my sister Bethany’s boyfriend! It was too crazy; I tried to take a discreet no-flash picture but it came out too dark. I’m sure he would’ve obliged but I felt funny asking. They were all very nice. We took the train back home, and now I’m off to bed.

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