Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Saturday of new sights

After my Eastern medicine experience at Namsangol Hanok Village, I watched a taekwondo "performance" just outside the traditional houses while waiting to hear back from my friends. It was really neat!

Their "dance" of taekwondo moves to music told a story. It lasted at least 15 minutes.


It was really fun to watch, as I'd never seen anything like it before. The intense and epic music really helped to get you in  the mood, too.

Then I met up with friends, and we were outside the rest of the afternoon, seeing new sights. Like this tree hooked up to numerous IVs:

Tree with IVs Korea

We couldn't figure out the purpose of the tree's IVs. (If anyone knows, I would love to learn what they are!)

Just across the road we saw two gruffy rabbits who were not afraid of people in the least.


Didn't even flinch when Abby got some nice close-ups of the furry creature:


So many colorful bugs, too! Check this guy out:


A nice view walking through Namsan Park:


Later in the evening we walked past one of those places with glass cubes of small animals. They're so incredibly cute, but it's equally sad how little space they have.


I was tempted to break all the windows and take the little guys home with me.


And this little dude was sick of people looking at him:


We ended up going back up to Namsan Tower today, which offered new views of the city. The first time I went up the tower it was night time, but I really enjoyed seeing Seoul from that height during the day.

All in all, it was a wonderful Saturday with many new sights, and lots of time spent in nature.
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