Sunday, 9 July 2017
Back From Korea
Usually I hate capital cities no matter what country they are in. Tokyo, London, Paris, doesn't really matter I fucking hate them however I don't quite have the same levels of hatred for Seoul. It's not exactly what I'd call the nicest place in the world to be but it's definitely the least "offensive" capital city I've ever been in for lack of a better word.
Anyway I did the usual touristy bullshit like visit temples and little historical villages and stuff. The temples/palaces in South Korea are really weird because they all seem to be copy pasted. All sort of arranged like dungeons from the original NES Zelda game with large expanses of nothing much going on. Granted the palace I visited this time had a "secret garden" that I didn't get to see but that was extra money AND only available as a guided tour so fuck that.
The food in South Korea is really good though, especially if you're into spicy stuff. We were taken by my friend to some kind of beef restaurant and they give you about 7000 different side dishes for you to construct your own meat-lettuce wraps with. The following lunch time me and my wife went to a place where they served something called Galbi. It was chicken and rice in a spicy sauce that was served on a sort of huge hotplate and they cook it for you at the table. Fucking delicious.
Don't know if I could recommend it for a long trip but if you're passing through or you already live in Asia and need a weekend destination then Korea is a good bet.