Dongdaemun is a shoppers dream come true. Well I take that back, there are so many places to go in Seoul that have fashion and shopping. I am not interesting in shopping for anything but a good coat, (It is cold here). What I am more interested in is the people. I am amazed at how many people can be in one place. I was also amazed at how much fabric can be in one place. The building we walked into was nothing but fabric and more fabric. I am not sure what I would do with any of it but I know my mother in law would know what to do. I wish I could have got lost in there with her. She would have loved it. The kids were not really entertained though(lots of stairs and lots more stairs.). Everything was tightly packed and vendors brought rolls of fabric up and down the stairs on their backs.
After hiking around for a while it was time to eat, but where? I certainly didn’t want that pigs nose that the vender had up for grabs or the stingray, or the dried fish that looked like it had been dead on the beach for aweek. We found a small restaurant and ordered Bibimbop and my son ordered a soup of unknown origin when he pointed at a picture on the wall. It was good but I still don’t know what it was. The children like sitting at the small korean tables to eat and the korean ladies always share something with the kids. Though what they consider a treat is different so eating something new is always an adventure.
The children are learning to be friendly and make new acquaintances fast.
After lunch we made our way to Myeong-dong. So many people. We bought a couple snacks from the street venders. One was a cake like muffin with a whole egg in the middle. The other snack was a thin waffle with a bean filling (We thought it was chocolate) that one was disappointing. It was yummy just not what we were expecting. We went through an underground shopping area. Everywhere we go there seems to be shopping. We haven’t found the flea market though (There is one somewhere in Dongdaemun.)
It was long but fun day. The kids sleep very well at night.