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Nongdaemun Market

Day 7: Nongdemun Market David met up with us to shop around the infamously huge Nondaemun market. That’s 2 days in a row that I got to speak English! Ginseng. I didn’t get my hopes up for cheap shopping while in Korea. My mom had told me, with inflation, the Korean won had basically the […]

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Osan AFB

Day 5: Osan AFB I’m in OSAN! Osan has its own airport and is one of the bigger bases I’ve been on (Gunsan AFB, Ellsworth AFB, Grant Forks AFB, Scott AFB, Hickam AFB, Hawaii Marine Corps Base, Army Schofield, Pearl Harbor, Fort Campbell, Quantico Marine Corps Base, Fort Meade). I’m a little homesick but even the military […]

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Beer House

Day 4: 멕주 집(maekju jeeb) Our day started off promisingly slow. I love day-long excursions but the last three days made me appreciate my floorbed a little more and I was looking forward to catching up on all this blogging. Giving my brain a break from 5 days of constant translating sounded nice too. I […]

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Gyeongbok Palace & Dongdaemun Market

Day 1: Gyeongbok Palace & Dongdaemun Market Posing with the Palace Guards. Switching of the guards ceremony. I can’t help but think of that part of the The Wizard of Oz The King’s throne. Snake (1989) & Dragons (1988) 1960’s Korea Children’s museum The Harems’ Quarters at the Secret Garden. Shamanistic prayer rocks and wooden sculpture to fend off […]

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