A Canadian writer teaches English and finds out what it's like to be a foreigner.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Easter & Cherry Blossoms in Yeouido

Today Shane and I walked the entire perimeter of Yeoudio island in Seoul, looking at the cherry blossoms.

I am very tired.

Tonight pictures, tomorrow words.

Bondaegi: a Korean snack of silkworm pupa, boiled in their own juices at busy pedestrian thoroughfares. What could go better with ice cream? At first I thought the cones were for serving the silkworms and, all cultural differences aside, that is just malevolent.

Me and the Great King Sejong. We were pretty much just chillin'.


The 63 Building: a landmark Korean structure, famous for having... 63 floors.

Pretty flowers with urban haze.

A sidewalk crushingly packed with people all eager to see the first cherry blossoms. Casualties are largely overlooked.

Another shot of the cherry trees lining the sidewalk. There's a story to be told about this diabolical stretch of Yeouido, but that will have to wait for tomorrow.

As will the tale of the sleepy soju wino and Bruce Campbell's Butterscotch Taxi.

Happy Easter!


Irrelephant said...

And a very happy Easter to you. *s* Enjoy those gorgeous blooms.

Shane said...

Silkworm pupa are the cadbury cream eggs of korea.

Jon Allen said...

The revolting smell of those silkworms will forever remind me of Korea.

There is a stall that sells them just outside Yeouinaru subway station and the smell hits you just as you come out of the station. uggghhhh.