Tuesday, June 8, 2010

How far from Home?

Tuesday was a big shopping day - we visited a department store, a Walmart-like store, some underground malls, and some local markets - Dongdaemun, and Insadong (a repeat visit).  There was also plenty of eating and people watching!  We found some great children's books for Zander on Korea/Seoul (in English!) in a bookstore called Seoul Selection - here is Jimmy in front of the store trying to calculate the distance back to Minneapolis: 
We were discussing at lunch the fact that we have never had food as spicy as Korean!  Everything has been delicious - but we have required some extra refills in our water glasses, and an occasional kleenex due to the spice!  Jim's lunch today was a sizzling octopus dish served with the side dishes of vegetables and kimchee:
It was pretty tasty, but did require a quick follow up stop for a yogurt smoothie to cool things down a bit.  We were thinking that the octopus was somewhat adventuresome until we read in the guidebook under the eating section: "For Daredevils - order 'Sannakji' - raw, squirming, baby octopus"...  maybe next time!


  1. I don't think I've ever had authentic Korean food. Along with Zander, bring back a lot of recipes!

  2. It sounds like you are having a great time - and the best part of the adventure hasn't even begun yet!! :)

    -Mary, John and Cole

  3. Great to hear that you are having a great time in Korea....Don't forget to try the Korean-Chinese sweet and sour! (Joel's favorite).

  4. I think you should replicate the sign for his baby room...how cute would that be! I am so happy for you guys...he looks very well taken care of and adjusted for his age. That's so great! We can't wait to meet him!!!! Travel safe and enjoy every minute of it!

  5. Ryan Jeffrey Wilson, IVJune 8, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    I wonder why Minneapolis and Kansas City aren't included on that sign? Hmmmmm