Tuesday, July 19, 2016

People Flying

Our hotel room in Seoul was fairly comfortable and very clean. We were very surprised that our room had a clothes washer. The same machine was also a clothes dryer! One morning we tried out the washer/dryer combination and it was amazing. The wash cycle was pretty normal. It took about 40 minutes. Then after opening up the washer and closing it again I set it for the dry cycle. It took about 50 minutes. I think that it did a very hot spin cycle. When I got the clothes out they were just a little damp and many of them dried right away. We had to hang out a few heavier things for a few hours. Wow!

After doing laundry Steve and I were ready for the day’s adventure. We started out at the Namsangol Hanok Village. This is actually a village that is a museum. You can look inside the homes and see what they are like. You can also dress up in traditional Korean clothes and have your picture taken. There are other interactive things that you can do like dressing up in traditional Korean clothes and having your picture taken or learning how to do a traditional craft. 

We just happened to arrive there at the same time as a Taekwondo exhibit. They demonstrated lots of wood breaking at different heights and different thicknesses of wood. They seemed to fly at times. The picture above shows one of them breaking boards held really up with poles. It reminded me of movies I have seen in the past.

The N Seoul Tower is not far from the Namsangol Hanok Village and we decided to walk up. The tower can be seen from almost everywhere in the city and when you go to the top you can see the whole city panorama. It is at the top of a hill and so we walked and walked and then went up LOTS of steps. At the top of the hill we took the elevator to the top of the tower. We were just in time to watch the sunset. It was beautiful. After that we were tired and decided to take the Cable Car down the mountain.

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