Round two: Seoul.
Sleep deprived, and awake at 2:30am, once again we’re off to the airport to check out how things roll on the other side of the planet.
After we touched down in Seoul, getting into the city was fairly simple, other than the two hour bus trip required, which just added to the burntoutedness (yes, I just made up a word). Getting off the bus, at (almost) the right bus stop, we had to walk a couple of kilometers before getting near our guesthouse. Did I mention that it was night time, cloudy, and 28 degrees with full humidity? Being already dehydrated we eventually found our guesthouse and dropped our bags in our beautiful little courtyard with one major downside: the double room Kylee booked, was just a single room with a thick mat beside the bed that acted as the ‘double’. Being too tired to complain, or even really care for that matter, we went to the closest store, chugged a bottle of water, and passed out. That three inch thick matress was the best bed I’ve ever slept on; at least from my perspective at the time.
We woke up before 6 am, unknowingly, because we don’t have a clock, and begin checking out the city. We grab an amazing bowl of noodles in Sincheon and check out the palace. By about 2ish in the afternoon, we’re ready to crash, jet lag and the sweltering heat has messed us up a little more than we expected. All we need before heading back to crash for the evening is some food. Over an hour of searching later, we finally found a place that was open and grabed a bowl of ramen, incredibly spicy ramen, but absolutely delicious. After washing the last of the soup down with some cold beer, we finally make it back to the pad, and crash for another night.
Up early this morning, better sleep than last night, and up at 7… back to normal I think. Off to the fish market! Amazing, I wouldn’t say better than Tokyo’s, and not nearly as big, but very cool regardless. A football field sized building, wall to wall tanks of the freshest seafood you can imagine: every possibly type of shellfish, octopus, squid, shark, stingray, and fish this area has to offer… But there was one thing in particular that we came here for.
An hour or so later, on the metro back to our place.. I found something on the inside of my cheek that had been nagging at me for a little while, and finally managed to scrape it loose with my tooth. It was a little suction cup that had refused to let go, even after the rest of the squirming tentacle had long gone.