A slept pretty deep, but I on the other hand started waking up at 3:00am, then every hour, on the hour. I finally gave in and got up at 6:30 to start my day. I think it’s the earliest I’ve ever gotten up without an alarm clock!
Today was amazing! We started our morning with just about the best breakfast I think I’ve ever had. If you could think of it, it was on the breakfast buffet- American and Korean. Some of the Korean breakfast items included Kimchi, seaweed, rice, broccoli, and salad.
After indulging, we left our hotel at 9:30 for our city tour and didn’t return until 9:30 PM!! It was the LONGEST city tour I could have imagined and my feet and back are most certainly paying the price. But, I couldn’t be more excited to learn more about this amazing place!
We started out with a lesson on the subway transit system… which by 9:00pm, we realized we apparently DID NOT master. Thank goodness a nice local guy was willing to help us out-literally- instead of just laugh at us. I think the only thing more frustrating than being lost in a foreign country is being lost underground.
After our subway lesson, it was time for the Palace tour. It was nice and BIG. We enjoyed watching a small “changing of the guards” ceremony and then were on our way to the throne room. By a wonderful chance, we ran into some other adoptive friends, Heidi and Mark. We were thrilled to spend the rest of the day with them! (Their gotcha day is also tomorrow-Monday- Amanda/Tay’s is Mon. at 12:00 noon/ Sunday 10pm Alabama/Louisianna time.)
We then visited the Insadong (and several others) market. There, we ate a traditional Korean meal that was complete with Pepsi (THANK the good Lord above!!) and scissors to cut the meat! That one was interesting.