작별 인사

10
Nov
2014

I think that title means goodbye. I am leaving this afternoon for Sydney, and really looking forward to the Australian (Oceanic?) part of my trip. Seoul has been great I am really glad I came. On my last full day I walked through some street markets, along Cheonggyecheon, and up towards Anguk and Samcheong-dong, a super chi-chi area of Seoul with a lot of cute shops and cafes. And then last night I met Jason and Kevin for the best BBQ I have had yet here, near the university in Hongdae, an area filled with shops and restaurants. In fact, when I started thinking about everywhere I had been in Seoul, it occurred to me that it is very easy to get the impression from the built environment that all these people do is shop and drink coffee (and maybe take walks in the parks a bit). There is of course much more to life here (and everywhere) than that, but shopping is definitely pervasive and striking. And this coming from an American. 

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