Seoul, South Korea is a very modern city with lots of different neighborhoods to explore, similar to Tokyo. We didn’t get to everything, but definitely spent three action packed days exploring! We flew on a military hop to Osan Air Base (which was only a 90 minute flight from Yokota AB), then took a bus to our hotel in Seoul.
We spent most of the morning at the museum, then headed to the Namdaemun Market for lunch and to wander. In the subway, there were several of these cases of supplies in case there is an attack or natural disaster of some sort. A good idea, but a little creepy too!
Our search for a bathroom led us upstairs through an odd building, and into a HUGE warehouse full of costume jewelry. It looked to be some sort of wholesale place and people were assembling items together. So interesting!
At the end of the market we came across the Sungnyemun Gate, which was originally built in 1396 and was one of the original gates into the walled city of Seoul. (I have to admit, I was a little taken aback with the dirt entrance, since everything is always manicured to perfection in Japan. I guess I have been spoiled!)
We finished off the evening at a funny show called Bibap, a cooking/singing/dancing/comedy show? The girls loved it and especially loved that Matt got called up on stage to help during one of the acts. He seems to have a knack for being an audience “volunteer”. Poor Matt!
That’s the end of day one, more to come!