Today we headed out a bit earlier, however still pretty late. We went to Namdaemun Market and checked it out during the day and then we walked over to Namsan which is a low mountain in the middle of the city and went up Seoul Tower that is on top of the mountain. Note we climbed stairs all the way up the mountain, and then we took a cable car down.
I’m still trying to place what kind of place Seoul is. I think it’s a little more like China than Japan actually, originally I thought it was about 50/50. The reason my opinion has changed is because of today’s market. Namdaemun Market is a huge market of chinese-imported goods that sell out in the street. The strange thing is that the entire market seems to be selling to 50+ women, which is a strange target audience.
Can someone please tell me what’s in this picture below. It looks very much like larvae and is absolutely grosse. At one place they were boiling them up in the street and it smelled absolutely horrific. I can’t imagine anyone eating this.
The following picture shows a bit of what I think about the architecture so far. Basically, the entire city looks like it was designed by the same architect within a 3 year span. It’s all white blocky-shaped buildings. This is not true of the whole city though. There seems to be new things growing up here and there that are very beautifully designed.