Seoul (South Korea) – 28 km (bike is swimming)
03 May 2016
… and it is cold. ~18 degrees or so. Rained all night and continued all day.
So what to do?
“Putz und Flicktag” perhaps, but not for all day.
Having enjoyed a traditional Korean breakfast (I didn’t know have the stuff I was eating) I indeed did some mundane stuff.
Writing blogs, labelling photos, looking through my clothes (very mundane, I know) but the rain persisted despite. So off I went, umbrella equipped into the miserable-weather day. Spoiled myself with a Snickers 5.000 South Korean Won (almost 5 bucks!) and walked to the nearby Changdeokgung Palace.
Hmmh, next English-speaking tour was one hour away, so I turned to the young girl at the info boot and asked her advice. She pointed out a private museum, just 100 meters away and said the coffee was great and the building was unique. However, first I got my ticket. Guess what?? Free for people over 65 years! Aaaahhhh it pays after all to be old.
Then the strong winds almost blew me into this private museum: ARARIO Museum. Check it out! A little similar to the one in Frankfurt close to the Dom (former Fisch Franke spot): a small-ish space in a former office block, odd-shaped rooms and floors. Intriguing!
Here are some of the things I saw whilst warming up my body and mind
… and this artist
here’s another one of many (I skipped over the Andy Warhol)..
… and this one is for you, Lou!
The final one didn’t quite work out as planned …
Off to dinner now. Went out, walked straight into a side-alley way and popped into what looked like a complete non-glamorous eatery. Just one local in there, it was not even 18.00 hours. The kitchen was run by mother & daughter and yes, they were a little surprised me turning up. No sooner had I ordered
An early start tomorrow. Will be collected at 7.30 for my Demilitarised Zone tour. Watch out on TV for the diplomatic incident I shall create ;-))
BTW, didn’t get to the Palace … perhaps later perhaps not at all – all good.