Spent yesterday doing some work and playing. After quite a breakfast at the hotel (it was an expensive buffet but I was tired so I caved…), I walked up the steep hill to Dongguk University where I had 3 good meetings. At the end of a group session, we were treated to a drum performance by a troupe called Boom Boom. They were really terrific. I love percussion performaces, so this was right up my alley–a delightful, unexpected surprise.
Then I went off to Insadong, a touristy market with good-prices. I got some shopping done, even remembered to buy myself a few things. One thing to watch for is ‘Made in Korea’ tags. Some things are cheap imports from China, so if you want Korean goods, look for the tag and check with the shopkeeper. I saw something I liked and when I asked, she was honest and told me it was made in China. So I put it back, haha.
Met an ‘online friend’ for dinner. It’s fascinating how we can build friendships online without meeting. We had a nice chat. We ate at a place that’s part of a chain of healthful buffets. All fresh food, not many carbs and good selection. I forget the name but it was good!
Today I am off to Hongdae. It’s a play day today and I have a very specific destination in mind that I will share later. I’ve been waiting a year for this. 🙂