We had no plan. Our plan was to have “no plan”. Sometimes to figure out where your at you have to get lost. We were not really lost, but we were.

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.

About Trisha Perkins

Hi, my name is Trisha Perkins. I was born in St. George Ut, and raised in many different places. California, Texas, Panama, North Carolina, and Utah have all been home for me. My family moved back to St. George Ut after my father left the army. I was home schooled most of my school years, then enrolled for long distance schooling from an accredited high school. I taught gymnastics and swimming for 3 years. Then I realized I wanted to learn more about children, because I didn't know enough about them and I wanted to be prepared for motherhood. I taught montessori preschool for one year, then I went to a summer camp in New Mexico to teach horse back riding. Now I have to back up a little. A couple of my friends had gone to this same summer camp to teach the year before and one of their friends from camp tagged along with them back to St. George. Here enters the Pioneer. My life would never be the same. I tapped into a soul that I didn't know the voltage of. I met Barry Perkins. He proposed to me while scuba diving off of the Californa coast. We were married in the St. George temple on October 16th 2004. We have always wanted to give our children the best education. Leadership education! We wanted to travel and let them experience different cultures and countries and read great books and be a united family. So here we are starting off on a journey of a lifetime.

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