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Seoul tower...holler at my time lapse photography...
I'm here in Seoul and so far I've seen so many things, I don't even want to start my report until I have a long time to debrief.  More to come...

I'm back...The short of it is this: Seoul was off the chain.  I don't know which variable made it so, but I think it was a combination of things: meeting up with and old friend, making new friends, a lot of stuff to do, nice accommodations, etc, etc...To be honest, I didn't have very high expectations for Korea.  I just knew it was in the neighborhood and that I would stop in and say hi.  I also had an interest because it was the birthplace of Tae Kwon Do, with which I have a long history.
Seoul is huge.  I think there are about 20 million people that live in the greater Seoul Area, and it's evident.
My metro stop...
  There's just something amazing about a place that can have that many people and still function peacefully most of the time, that is. I saw the biggest brawl I've ever seen in my life.  It went on for 5 minutes which in fight terms is an eternity.  Glasses, bottles, and bodies were flying.  I was not thrilled about being there.  However, it passed, and we kept partying the night away.
I ended up crossing paths with a fun bunch of Canadian english teachers and we pretty much kicked it for the duration of my Seoul sojurn.  Then on Saturday, Brian my boy from Wichita came up from Kunsan, and I quickly endoctrinated him with Seoul life.  We had a ball.  We saw protests, riot police, temples, trains, markets, malls, movies, and everything in between.
Seoul patrol...

I definitely recommend getting to Seoul if you get a chance.  There's so much to do that I'm sure you'll find your niche, whatever that is.  I regret not making it up to the DMZ, but they just had so many rules that I couldn't make it up there.  Note: you'll need khakis and a polo if you want to see the DMZ--they're very strict about that.  I guess I'll just have to go back and see it one of these days.  Also the best value for hotels in Seoul is the Chang Jin Motel in Jongno.  It's very central and for 35 bucks a night it's a steal for what you get.
I know this blog entry is sort of general in nature, but there is too much to talk about and too little time.  If you want to know anything else holler at the kid.
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Seoul tower...holler at my time la…
Seoul tower...holler at my time l…
My metro stop...
My metro stop...
Seoul patrol...
Seoul patrol...
Trespass if you want...they have s…
Trespass if you want...they have …
Temple in Dongdemun...
Temple in Dongdemun...
I was standing in the middle of th…
I was standing in the middle of t…
If your shoe game is wack when you…
If your shoe game is wack when yo…
One of the countless skylines in S…
One of the countless skylines in …
You can buy some of the weirdest p…
You can buy some of the weirdest …
Riot police just come out of nowhe…
Riot police just come out of nowh…
Theyre pretty chill though...
They're pretty chill though...
Reminds me of formation...I dont …
Reminds me of formation...I don't…
My neighborhood skyscraper...
My neighborhood skyscraper...
Say that five times fast...
Say that five times fast...
Subway art...a little better than …
Subway art...a little better than…
Yougsan station view...
Yougsan station view...
Look closely...theyre not floatin…
Look closely...they're not floati…
Ive never seen this much octopus.…
I've never seen this much octopus…
My skyscraper at night...
My skyscraper at night...
Brian may be feeling the Soju...
Brian may be feeling the Soju...
Olympic Park
Olympic Park
The building behind the art is the…
The building behind the art is th…
Alien shrine...
Alien shrine...
So I couldnt get to Beijing, but …
So I couldn't get to Beijing, but…
This was the spiciest chicken Ive…
This was the spiciest chicken I'v…
Soju sneaks up on you...
Soju sneaks up on you...
What do you know about pizza with …
What do you know about pizza with…
Who authorized this?  Look closely…
Who authorized this? Look closel…
All the way to Korea to go to a US…
All the way to Korea to go to a U…
The riot police have to rest at so…
The riot police have to rest at s…
Seoul
photo by: chiyeh