Have had a very busy time in this amazing part of the world.
Discussed future business possibilities with some international agencies, presented some sessions with some interested parties and caught up with some of the students who came to Australia with ICG in February this year.
I can't lie, I'm exhausted but happy with how things have gone. We would have covered around 2000 km from Seoul to Busan to Gwangju and back again in four short days. Meeting the people is always a highlight along with trying the local delicacies except if fish, whale, eel, penis shaped molluscs and skinned sea snakes are not something you eat regularly. Thank God Lent was over.
I did try to buy a pair of leggings at the Dongdaemun markets but they seem to only sell minute (my nute) as in very little. I did make the lady's day when I asked if she had any extra extra extra large sizes. She instantaneously combusted into pants wetting laughter leading me to believe that the answer was "No". I quickly pulled down my coat and didn't even get into the muffin situation cause I am positive she would have had to have changed her own leggings toute de suite when she caught an eye of the menopausal( or is it marsupial) pouch I proudly carry! Now shoes I can buy here because size 6 is the average and there are plentiful supplies. Nike however is about the same price as what we can buy online so I gave it a flick. Shopping therefore was unsuccessful. I still have tomorrow morning before we leave for the airport. Michael is excited (not).
I just want to say thank you to those wonderful people we have met here ( strangers, new and already known). As always it is you who have made this stop so memorable. I will return post muffin and 20 kg lighter and head straight to the markets next time!
Dongdaemun gate of uplifting mercy.
Naengmyeon noodles (cold noodles).
Fish market Busan.
Bamboo Forest Jungnogwon.
Soswaewon traditional Korean Garden.