Since it was Korea's independence day on Wednesday, all schools (and thus, all teachers) got the day off! I decided to go to this market I had heard about near Suwon Station. As has been the current trend, I started out alone but ended up walking around with two people I met in the market. I also ended up having a good time and we went for galbi. Of course, the days events were pretty depressing considering some of the things we saw and the places we went (red light district, mistreating baby animals, not nice stuff). But the company was enjoyable. I'm liking this independence thing that has come along with my move to Korea- I can just up and go at a moment's notice! Here are some pics from my day...
This picture doesn't do the size of this dog justice. I mean, his head alone was MASSIVE. I think he's a Korean dog... he looked more like a wolf than a dog, to be honest. Or maybe I just wanted my picture taken with him because I miss my own dog. Who knows.
Mmmmmmmm, delicious galbi shared with new people whom I met at the Market (we whites tend to stick out in a crowd).
Ingedong at night (downtown Suwon)
One of the alleys in the red light district. There were women sitting in bras waiting for men, even in the middle of the afternoon.
Apparently, one barber pole means you can just get a haircut and a shave. However, two barber poles side by side means that you can get a shave, a haircut, and a sexy massage. Lovely.
The poor little beeble (to use Ror and sar's terminology).