October 1, 2010

Chuseok Holiday- Korean Thanksgiving.

We are off work now for one week. English Village is like a ghost town because most people have gone away on vacation. David and I have decided to stay in Paju and sort out all of our stuff. We still have a lot to pack. It seems never ending! As we are going to Japan and Malaysia on our way home I don't want to have to carry to much in my suitcase. I have decided to post more boxes home. I am posting them by land. I just hope they make it back to England.

A Diary of what we done with our week off.....

Day 1: Foreigners car boot sale in Seoul. Had lunch in Shinchon and went shopping in Ewha and Hongik.

Day 2: Went back into Seoul window shopping at the electronics market.

Day 3: Went on a ride on our scooter! Went to Geumcheon and shopping in Ilsan. Had some delicious donuts. Finally started to pack some items.

Day 4: Had a lazy morning then decided to head into Seoul even though it was raining. The bus journey that normally takes 40mins took over two hours due to the main road being flooded! When we eventually got  the subway it couldn't  take us to where we needed to go as it was flooded! After a gurgling walk and a taxi we finally got to our destination. At this point we were soaking wet. It was the wrong idea to spend the day Seoul in torrential rain!!! What do you do in Seoul when it is raining? EAT...They only thing we could think to do is cafe hop! We started off in Smoothie King. Then we moved onto Korean Cafe, Kebab/Snack Bar, Mister Donuts, GS 25 then we decided to head home with full bellies and soaking wet, everything. What a day! At least it was productive?!

Day 5:David spent the night in Seoul. I went on a ride on my scooter and went to Munsan. I walked around the shops for a couple of hours and bought some bits. Then had a variety of donuts and coffee in Dunkin-Donuts. I came back home and went for a long walk with David. Then went to a budae jigea restaurant in Paju. In the evening we came home and watched a movie.

Day 6: Went into Ilsan on the scooter and had lunch in Mc Donalds. Then went to Tesco/Home plus and David and I both bought some shoes. We done some more shopping and got a coffee and some donuts. After this we went into Geumcheon and looked round the shops and bought more items. I bought a dress and David bought a coat. After Geumcheon we headed back to Paju and had dinner in a Chinese restaurant.

Day 7:Went for a walk around Paju/ Heyri and done some packing.

Day 8: Today we had to work in ODP (one day programme) This was a nice relaxed fun work day!

Day 9:Attempted to do some packing!

Well we didn't really stay in and pack all of our stuff but we did have a great week pottering around! :)