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Believe it or not, this is a South Korean Church. Advertising first of all is ubiquitous here... Also, a very interesting (and odd to a Canadian) feature are the neon red cross that adorn the churches at night.
I find that displaying the building address on the building itself in such a visible manner is very practical. I think the graphics on the buildings are cute too.
Fish market. Frozen fish everywhere -- all sorts too from oysters, to eels, to Octopus, to mussels, to salmon, to sting rays,... the list goes on.
Mmmm... korean BBQ. This is actually a fast food joint, with BBQs in the center of each table (what a concept!)... you cook your food yourself and eat it as it is ready! Of course we also had to drink the oh-so-typical but strong So-ju "vodka" with lunch!
These cute little guys are set next to shrines to protect the grounds. The koreans are very keen on single character "totems" to protect areas.
There is Rebecca on the left, with a few other English teacher friends. We're enjoying some more Korean BBQ here with many small dishes of various pickled vegetables and kim-chi (spiced cabbage). Very tasty!
Here is one of my favourite pictures, showing the abundance of advertising even on a downtown commercial building. Unbelievable!
A traditional korean temple.
Note along the length of the roofs of these temples, there are tiny gargoyles (human-like figures). Unfortunately, I am not sure what exactly they represent.
Street food is served in tents and must be eaten in the tents only (or at home). Koreans frown on eating anything in the street. Some examples of street food include Kim Bap (korea's version of sushi, served as a thinner roll, as opposed to slices), Dok (thick rice based dough/pasta) - very good!, processed fish sticks, yam fries, colourful hotdogs).
... even fried silk worms!!! (They told me that it tastes like popcorn, but I could not gather up the courage to try it!)
In Korea, restaurants serve only one type of meat, either beef, fish, chicken, pork, or even DOG (!!). You can tell what type of restaurant by the picture on the front window.
Here is a groom during a traditional korean wedding ceremony.
After the wedding ceremony, the groom leads the wedding party on a donkey, while the bride sits in the wooden "limo" (for a lack of a better word).
Here is a beautiful shot of two newlyweds taking pictures just after their wedding.
In the Traditional Korean Village, we also had the pleasure to see this farmer's harvest dance. It's great, some farmers have ribbons on their heads (which they violently rock back and forth against a drum rhythm), while other focus on their drums.
This traditional building made quite an impression over me. I especially liked the protecting characters at the entrance.
Travel Logs > South Korea