Fast trains, the metro and a palace with a UNESCO joint
Seoul Travel Blog› entry 66 of 79 › view all entries
August 3rd, 2009 – by: princeza_9
So after a comfortable ride into Seoul, we took the metro (I, of course, first had to buy a ticket) to somewhere near the palace gate.
This is where I would bore you with information about Jongmyo and why it's on the UNESCO World Heritage site, but I'll spare you... this time. I'll provide links for those with a curiousity as insatiable as mine. Jongmyo from Wikipedia and UNESCO.
We walked around for a while, but there really wasn't much to see. The buildings were different, but they were also all locked. No way to see the tablets. Bummer. So we sat for a while and talked, but then we decided to head back into Suwon for some dinner. And what was our dinner in Suwon? Korean BBQ!
This link is my musing on why Korean BBQ and Chinese hot pot won't work in the US. Please open this in a new window/tab in order to stay on my blog.
The BBQ was great! Taste, as well as, me being able to play with food and it being perfectly acceptable. The beer was okay, not quite as good as Qingdao, and definitely not as good as the beers from Prague and Bayern, but it was still better than American Budweiser. From there, to McDonalds for ice cream (Chocolate oreo McFlurries which I can't get in Beijing and think is a travesty since we do have McDonalds), and for the finale- back to the apartment for another good night's sleep on the floor (and then the bed after 8am).
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