korea trip day three
Took the subway one stop to Namsangol Park & Heritage Village. I thought there’d be an entrance fee but it was free. Nice peaceful park, not too large and good for walking. There was one section where they buried a time capsule to be opened in 40 yrs time.
Another part of the park was a replica of a traditional Korean village. The houses were real, and for a change there was furniture so we could picture what it was like.
Long, tiring walk to Dongdaemum market. mm bought some shoes, but I was pretty tired. Eventually we went back to Insadong to continue exploration, it seems we like it there best. More shopping, mm bought more shoes and we both bought some cheap t-shirts. She also bought a multi-coloured woollen scarf which I promptly “borrowed” lol.
I like Insadong, we discovered a small shopping complex that had quite hip stores, and art too.
Back to hotel to drop our shopping off. Then to a restaurant behind the hotel where we had raw beef with pears (ages since we had that) and hot pot. Pretty good. Afterwards we walked the food off before going to the Korean Sauna. First we had to go inside a hot oven to sweat, then after resting we were led to the spa area. It’s like the Japanese version where you shower then try out all sorts of different baths. Middle-aged women scrubbed, washed and massaged us, it was an experience. Was like 1am when we left.
Oh, it was my birthday today.