“Well Gooooolllllllyyyyyy!” Gomer Pyle couldn’t have said it better. Upon arriving in South Korea the first thing we saw was our daughter cheering as if we had just hit a grand slam in the world series and Whit proudly clucking around as if they were our parents and they were so proud that we had made it (taken our first steps in international travel).
After our first day of shopping and eating at Outback we hit the royal palace from the Chosun Dynasty, where we tried on hanbok (traditional Korean clothing) and a folk museum where Terry read every single word about the history of Korea. After about an hour of touring I went and soaked up some rays on a bench and waited patiently on Terry and Whit.
On the bathroom front, I haven’t had to use a squatty potty yet. I refused! I walked two blocks back to use a western potty while Lindsay disgustedlly told me I was going to have to do it so I’d better get it over with! Korean’s do not believe in “cleanliness being next to Godliness”.
There are a lot of smells here: car exhaust, kimchi (ughhh!!!), fried critters, SEWAGE, and just plain garbage! Needless to say my stomach is QUEASY! Lindsay and Whit have been kind and we have been eating Western foods. Last night for dinner we ate on top of the city of Seoul. We ate at the Seoul Tower, the Eiffel Tower of Seoul. They’re not being so kind tonight. We are eating Korean style. Terry is practicing sitting cross legged and he is having difficulty getting his knees to cooperate. I’m looking for some Pepto!
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Well shazammmm we’re off to dinner! Wish me luck!