I ventured to Jalgalchi Fish Market by myself this morning. Anything and everything you could imagine was available. Heaps of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, etc. Nobody appeared bothered by me taking photos, one guy, not a stall holder, even waved to me. An amazing array of creatures available - not sure about the ones that looked like penises though.
|Rays for sale - the stall holder got up early this morning by the looks of it|
|No sure about these penis-shaped creatures|
|Stare down with an octopus|
|Yummy baby octopi|
|You can keep your sea urchins|
|Even normal looking fish for sale|
|Wouldn't have minded taking this bowl of goodies|
|Not enough to spike my appetite|
Returned to the hotel by 10am so that we could go out for breakfast and it had already begun to rain. Found a cheap, local restaurant that sold dried radish leaf soup for W3,500. The Korean miso soup was only W5,000. Very nice kimchi side dishes. Rain was fairly heavy at this time - good day to be travelling.
Checked out when MJ arrived. The additional charge for our upgraded room was to be handled by booking.com. MJ took us to a Chinese restaurant for tang soo yook, jjapagetti and mandoo. Only the mandoo was better than we have in Perth at the Chinese Dumpling King (now Chao). Was good eating though. Then went to Cafe Pascucci for drinks before going back to collect our bags from the hotel.
One taxi driver refused to take us to Busan Station as the fare wasn't enough for him - his customers were big-spending Japanese. He ordered another driver to take us. This guy drove like a madman - it turns out that he had a pre-arranged appointment to take people to the airport and took us first. No wonder.
|Radish leaf soup - apparently good for a hangover|
|Not worried about viewing the landscape with his head buried in a book|
|One of the few half decent landscapes shot from the train|
|Welcome to Seoul|
MJ had ordered the KTX tickets to Seoul on the Internet therefore
didn't have a printout so I took photos of the ticket details. As it was
Sunday at the end of the Busan Film Festival the train was quite
booked. We had to sit in different carriages. No-one spoke to me or
checked my ticket for the entire journey. Managed to read quite a bit of
Once we had arrived in Seoul, a couple of
minutes late, we grabbed a quite bit. The it was fun of the subway with
our big luggage. Bit of a struggle.
Arrived in Gangnam
and searched for our apartment. Very frustrating. Asked a taxi driver
who was passing by and he was very helpful but didn't know. Asked a
shopkeeper who said that it was nearby but didn't know where. The missus
finally located it. No prob to check-in - just copied my passport. Nice
apartment but had to ring reception for operating instructions for the
gas, Internet, hot water, etc. Had a walk later and bought something to
Labels: Busan, holiday, KTX, Seoul