I had a great time in Korea visiting friends last week. I even managed to do some other things on my list: Getting cash (ATMs in Korea are working), buying some clothing and getting other pieces changed, and: stocking up on food (Nutella costs still twice as much as in Europe, but at least the jars are of normal and not homeopathic size).
I also ate a lot of Korean food, but there are still things on my “to eat” list for next time. My friend’s husband made his infamous kimchi pizza on Saturday evening. I do love kimchi, but unfortunately my body does not share my enthousiasm for it and usually, unless I only have a few pieces, tries to get rid of it as quickly as possible – which is all fine and good every now and then, but not while travelling… By the time I came home in the early evening I was totally exhausted and had to go to bed immediately.
Anyway, I’m much better now – and I came back just in time for O-bon, the Japanese Festival of the Dead, which, of course, is quite a big thing here in Kyoto… I shall report accordingly.