Saturday, August 25, 2007

Boat Ride on the Han

Stupid Tourist Saturday!

My Korean helper teacher left a couple weeks ago and is now working a job at the ticket booth for tours of the Han River. She offered me a free ticket whenever I wanted to we decided to take her up on it.

We had galbi in Hwagok on the edge of a rice field. It was weird to be so close to the city and yet so far removed. It kind of felt like the Korean country side.

After that we drove to Yeouido. The traffic was terrible but I amused myself with the in-car TV/navigation system. Nearly every car has one of these and it is really surprising there aren't more motor accidents with these distractions.

We only had a short wait before we boarded the boat for our nighttime tour of the Han River. All the bridges are lit up and with the lights along the bank, it is really pretty.After the boat ride, we walked around the park for a while. It was packed even at 11pm. We bought a kite. I haven't flown a kite since I was a kid. It was fun.

On the way home, Yoon teacher's husband let me drive his brand new car. It was kind of nice to get behind the wheel again. It still had that new car smell.

P.S. Blogger added a new feature to allow pod casting (videos built into my blog posts). Yeah, no more linking to YouTube (YouTube, I love you). It really cleans up my posts when the video can match the text.

Question of the Day: What is your favorite nighttime view? Stars? Buildings? Moon?

2 comments:

Dad said...

Great night time photos. Opps, a few spelling errors:
"I was weired"
"Nearly ever car"
"I really cleans up"
Love, Dad

WF said...

I do most of my posting right before bed. There's bound to be some mistakes when you can barely keep your eyes open.