Say WHAT?!

Dave and I saw this coffee shop sign in Seoul Station.

Sounds a lot like Cinderella, but are you as confused as we were?

Seoul coffee shop

Say WHAT?!

While Melissa and Mendi were here we walked through a street market and saw this shirt on sale for only 5,000 won (about $5)!

Sometimes seemingly innocent words end up meaning something a little bit more scandalous…

bad English shirt

Say WHAT?!

This is a total generalization, but I’ll go out on a limb here and say that Koreans seem to be completely obsessed with POOP! You can find it in many different forms… from toilet museums, poop shaped snack food to poop that you can wear.

Today’s Say WHAT?! is a pair of socks that I picked up at Daiso, a huge dollar store chain in Korea (and Japan). At the top it says ddong, which literally means “shit.”

Would you wear these socks?

Korea ddong poop socks

Say WHAT?! Wednesday is back!

After a summer hiatus, Say WHAT?! Wednesday has returned. I know you’ve been missing it so I’ll get straight to it…

Last March, a group of us went to Daegu to a place called Woobang Tower Land. It’s a really fun amusement park. There is actually a tower and at the top of it there is a revolving restaurant. We decided to venture up to have some lunch. As it turns out, none of us were in the mood for “robster” so we decided to pass.

robster

Tokyo Tower

It’s been such an amazing week. Dave was off work so we spent a long weekend in Tokyo and then enjoyed the rest of the week relaxing and exploring. Couldn’t have wished for a better week… just sad that it’s come to an end and Dave has to go back to work tomorrow.

Here’s a sneak peak at our trip to Japan, the view from Tokyo Tower…

Tokyo Tower Japan

Tongdosa Temple, South Korea

In my last post, I told you a bit more about what Haeundae Beach is like during summer. My next summer time recommendation is Tongdosa Temple. It’s located in Yangsan, just between Busan and Ulsan.

There’s a stream near the entrance that is quite popular among the Koreans.

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The Men of Haeundae Beach

As you learned in my last post, Haeundae Beach (Busan, South Korea) in the summer is more than a little overwhelming. If you find yourself at this chaotic beach in summer, my advice is to soak up the scenery…

Men of Haeundae

… then head towards the Westin Chosun Hotel.

Don’t forget to people watch along the way!

Men of Haeundae-12

Take a left just as you see the Westin and head towards the rocky end of the beach. Once there, it’s now time to check out what I’ve decided to call, “The Men of Haeundae.” They are an interesting bunch!

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