Back on Saturday, August 11th, I headed up to Seoul with JD, Alexis, and Casey. The four of us caught a 0700 bus and proceeded to sleep our way to Seoul, which is where we met MY.
JD had been to Seoul twice before, but both times he was unprepared for the insanity that is Seoul and had no tour guide, Alexis was with him one of those times and just as unprepared, and as for Casey...he'd never been to Seoul, even after ten months here in Korea. Granted, he knows Busan better than I do and has been there more often..
So the weekend was going to be a big whirlwind of a trip as we made sure to hit up all the big tourist spots. Unfortunately, this gave JD the opinion that all of Seoul is crazy and full of foreigners. When I'm up there in a month and a half or so I'll have to invite him up and show him some of the less crazy areas. The weather will be much better then too.
Once we met up with MY the five of us took the subway to Itaewon and went to get some Mexican food at that restaurant I went to a few months ago. Once again it was really delicious, but I wasn't able to enjoy it as much as I should have since my throat was starting to get really sore.
And then our adventures began in earnest.
We caught a bus up to Namsam Tower and played tourist. JD and Alexis left a lock and Casey left one for Colleen. MY and I were going to leave one, but couldn't find one we liked, so we decided we'd come back after I've moved to Seoul and leave one.
|Casey, with Namsam Tower in his hand!|
|JD and Alexis being their typically silly selves, and yes, Alexis is borrowing my bag.|
|MY and me with Myeongdong behind us.|
|Casey pretending to put his lock on before he ran off and hid it somewhere...|
|JD and Alexis actually putting their lock up.|
|Casey and JD with their afternoon cocktails.|
|Cake and cheesecake! Yum!|
|Red Bean Bing Su|
|Green Tea Bing Su|
|Bananas and nuts.|
|Us being ridiculously silly.|
|This reminds me of something...but I can't think what.|
|We finally got Casey in a picture.|
|Wondering if Timmy is still down there.|
|See that Colleen and Alexis? They'll move palaces for us.|
A nice drink served with lots, and lots, and lots of cats.
Yes, we went back to Giocat.
Alexis and JD went gaga over all the cats, just like my sister did. Casey loved them, but was more reserved when it came to giving them attention. MY and I just used some toys and watched them since we're both allergic and there were no hairless cats. The male one was locked up for some reason and the female one (that made friends with me last time) was given to a different cat cafe.
That made me sad.
|The coolest stumpy legged cat.|
|Alexis getting love.|
|JD getting attention (not that he needs it)|
|Casey being rather dignified|
|Korean barbecue, so yummy!|
|MY photobombing JD|
MY did some hunting on his phone and he eventually found one a subway stop north in Sinchon. The subway was closed and we had too many people for one taxi, so we decided to walk. This lead to more adventures since JD and Casey decided to 'baptize' each other...
|Casey pointing out that JD's baptism wasn't nearly as wet.|
|JD begging Casey not to leave Korea.|
The next morning we were all tired, but we packed up our stuff and caught the subway to Jamsil where we at the most amazing noodle restaurant in Korea. We ate our fill and were left very, very happy.
|As you can see...|
|Red Bean Bing Su|
|Fruit Bing Su|
|This cafe had free massage chairs.|
We got back to Changwon at around 2100. JD and Alexis caught a taxi home while Casey and I biked back.
It was a good adventure, but I was quite happy to be home and in my own bed.
I was exhausted.