Thursday, July 13, 2006

Namdaemun Market


Namdaemun Market
Originally uploaded by dwhang.
Day 13

After a sleepless night of World Cup, we headed south to Busan for dinner. We literally went next to the coast, where we could choose the eel, sea urchins, sea cucumbers and other aquatic delicacies to eat. Then we got to sit around these tiny hibachis to cook our squirming meals. After eating cow penis, squirming octopus tenticles was nothing in comparison. Overall the seafood was pretty tasty!

After more drinking, where else would we go besides karaoke. It was a really nice karaoke room that overlooked the coast. After an hour of drunken singing with the family (Kevin and I screamed to "Since U Been Gone" much to our family's chagrin).

But that night we stayed over in a Jjimjilbang, basically a bathhouse. In Korea, there are thousands of these basically on every corner. For $6-7 you can enjoy the sauna, and steam rooms and basically stay there for the entire night in the common areas. Really cheap for housing for a night if you think about it. I didn't like it much because everyone was sleeping together in a common area. It was like a mass sleepover with strangers. :-/

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