Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years: Version 2.0!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Heading Home!

The fam and I ended up wandering around for a couple of hours this morning.  Our goal was to wait for the pancake place to open.

By nine it hadn't, so we packed up the car and headed over to Haeundae to blow a load on brunch at one of the hotels.

Two things about Busan: sometimes the Kyungsan province satori / dialect is really thick and hard to follow.  And drivers simply merge and never stop.  We saw two accidents that occurred for that very reason in our 24 hours there.  If you honk at some idiot because he / she cuts you off by simply merging without stopping, they'll hit the brakes and stare at you like you're from another planet in their rear view mirror.  But I digress.

We ended up settling on the Paradise Hotel.  Two orders of brunch were actually too much for the four of us.  We ended up packing the dessert in a takeaway.  It was a lot of food, but it really wasn't that good for the price.

We spent a bunch of time enjoying the beach then went up into the hills surrounding the city.

There were some spectacular views to be had.  Parts of Busan are very nice, if you've got the money to live there.

We decided to head home at this point as we wanted to stop and have a picnic along the way.

We decided to check out Byeongsan Seowon, not too far from the mask village near Andong.

We talked about how a seowon was the equivalent of a top highschool or somewhat like a university.  

The eldest marveled how nice it would be to study in such a pretty area.

Sorry honey, you couldn't have studied here.

Why not?

Well, for one you're a girl.  Two, daddy is far from having noble blood.

Why couldn't girls study here?

Well, I think it's because girls are just as smart or smarter than boys, so maybe the boys were afraid.  June laughed and said yes, that's right. 

I just smiled and thought it prudent to keep my mouth shut.

We found a nice spot under some trees and had a nice picnic.

Home now.  Tired.  It's a long drive, that.  But a pretty good weekend overall.


Anonymous said...

busan is famous for terrible drivers. it is really a problem.ㅠㅠ

F5Waeg said...

and I used to think Seoul drivers were bad. . .in comparison with Busan drivers, Seoul drivers seem downright polite and courteous.

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