Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Insadong shopping

We set off to find some lunch and do some shopping after our meeting with Jack. We started off exploring the tourist shopping area nearby. I ended up really enjoying this. We found out that the prices on things are not necessarily set in stone when sale people started automatically giving 10 percent off things automatically. I am guessing we could even get them to go lower on prices if we asked. Most of the stuff we got was already a great price. We got Jack a Korean mask for his room, and some wedding ducks. We also got our family a set of Korean chopsticks which are made of metal. We got a few Red Devils soccer shirts/jersey for Allie and Ethan. Since we love soccer in our family we thought this was an awesome find and a great price. I was so excited! We also got some spinning tops and some Yut games. I loved stopping in the Korean quilt shops because my mother quilts and I know she would love to see them too. Unfortunately when I tried to take a picture of one of the shops we realized that we had left our memory stick in the compter from when we unloaded Jack's pictures. That is ok we will have time to go back. It is so closeby and there are many resturants in that area so we will probably end up there for most of our meals.
I am guessing you may be wondering what we had for lunch. Well John was not yet feeling brave enough yet to try out a Korean resturant. We ended up at good old McDonalds.
We are holding out for some good pulgogi. I am pretty sure John will be a fan of this korean dish even if he doesn't care for the other dishes we have seen on signs today, many of which feature meals containing octopus. YUMMY!

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Natalie said...
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Lara said...

John, how many chances are you going to have to eat real Korean food in Korea? You eat liver and onions for goodness sake! If you've tried it and don't like it, then you can go back to good old McD's. :)

Natalie said...
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