On the Seoul train (I mean, bus)!

And we’re off!!

After just a couple of weeks of working/teaching, we get a vacation.  ‘Tis the season of Korean Thanksgiving, Chuseok to be exact.  If I were a better person, I would know more about the holiday and its traditions, etc.  But since Wikipedia is a pain in the ass to use here, you’ll have to do your own research.  I can tell you, however, that this holiday is very meaningful to me: I get 4 days off work. (If your name is Erin, you get an entire week off).

So we’re headed out. To Seoul.  This will be our first trip and we’re trying to keep the planning to a minimum.  As we will be staying at a hostel with many of the other EPIK teacher friends from Gwangju, we figure we can plan a loose itinerary for ourselves and then fill in the gaps with a lot of ‘tagging along’.  We’re really good at that.

We do, however, have three things that we’ve decided we need to do on this trip.  Whatever else we don’t accomplish can be postponed until next time because we are confident that there will be more trips to Seoul in the next 11 months.

Here’s what our trip entails this time:  Megan & Erin in Seoul, September 2010

1.) First and most importantly, I understand there is a taco truck lurking around the neighborhood near our hostel.  I cannot tell you how excited I am about this because I hear this is the real thing.  Like, truck chef guy lived in North America and loves him some street tacos.  And burritos and quesadillas.  With spicy as salsa and all the other appropriate taco condiments.  Habanero truck, I WILL FIND YOU.

2.) Everland! It’s a theme park type of deal that will probably be BLISSFULLY empty due to the holiday.  There’s pumpkins to satiate Erin’s need for Halloween celebrations and who knows what other sorts of Asian craziness in store for us.  Bring. It. On.

3.) Condomania. It’s a store with all condoms, in every color of the rainbow. The novelty of this is just too much. I must go there.  And laugh like a 14 year old. And take lots of photos. You’ll see. 

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