Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sights, Sounds & Smells of Myeongdong

Myeongdong is an area of Seoul that has the largest shopping district I have ever seen. If I haven't said it already in a previous post...Koreans LOVE TO SHOP! Myeongdong is a few miles of intersecting streets of shops and vendors and on the weekends, they have lots of street food and performers. Along with all of those vendors come lots of people, so that it is not easy to walk, there are so many people.

Another note on shopping in least 60% of everything you will find here is bags/ purses/ wallets and shoes. So many shoes and bags! I am not much of a shoe person, but those bag vendors are going to be my downfall one day!

So, we spent a few hours yesterday window shopping and enjoying some of the street food...notice Mike's new "cool" aviator glasses. I think he totally could pass for Tom Cruise in Top Gun now!

Here are a few pictures of the sights of Myeongdong...

And here is some of the food. Dried squid on the left side a a favorite of Koreans here. We have not tried it yet. The right side are things like chicken on a stick, some compressed rice stuff in a red sauce. My descriptions do not sound appetizing, but most of it is pretty tasty!

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