Sunday, February 20, 2011

Visitors, A Yummy Breakfast, and Korean War Memorial

This past weekend brought two lovely visitors, Dani and Matt. As you may remember, I've been down to Daejon to visit them a couple of times, and they've also made it to Suwon.

Saturday was a bit of a lazy day, with Indian food and the jimjibang. If you aren't aware, a jimjibang is a public bath-type place with several different temperature pools and saunas PLUS a coed hang-out room. Koreans go to these places for several hours at a time. I wish we had something of the sort in the United States. It's a great way for women to commune together, as well as families to relax and hang out.

On Sunday, we got up bright and early and made our way to Seoul. Justin's friend, Spenser mentioned a delicious American-style breakfast place in Gangnam that we wanted to eat at. Turns out, I had heard of the same place and had been wanting to find it. Soooo Butterfingers Pancakes was the first stop. It was delicious. A little pricey, but definitely worth it.



From there, we made our way to the Korean War Memorial, also something I've been wanting to check off my list. Being there, among huge fighter planes, guns, and tanks made me think a lot of Grandpa Jack. I learned a lot about the causes of the war and the people who fought. The memorial is huge. We spent about 3 hours and only visited about half of the display rooms inside. The museum area has rooms about Korea's long history of occupation, etc. I'd definitely recommend checking it out. And, it's FREE!

The temps are getting higher. Almost 50*!!

Justin with some propaganda speakers. 

Names of those who died

 My buddies

Turtle Ship replica. (One of the most impenetrable boats ever designed)

 Crossing the 38th Parallel

Matt and Dani--newly engaged!

This clock shows the time the war began. 
Another clock will be displayed when the war actually ends.

As always, for all of the pictures, click HERE.

1 comment:

vyoverseas said...

You haven't been to Butter fingers before this weekend??? That's where magic happens in Korea.