Today, I rebelled. It was suppose to be a lot of walking in another part of town to visit another palace, a church, and a couple of buildings including an early European school. Climbing in and out of a bus and onto the streets did not interest me, so I waved goodbye to Tom and the rest of the tour group. What I missed was the Korean Beef Stew. The before picture is the 2nd one - it's cooked at the table after the meat is marinated in a smashed Asian pear and tons of garlic and soy sauce. The results is the 1st picture. Tom said it was the best meal so far.
Although Korean history dates back as far as the Chinese and Japanese, they don't have much to show for it as much of the country was destroyed in the war. You may see a building that looks old but it may be a replica sitting where the original sat. The other day when we visited the site for the 2018 Winter Olympics many of us wondered are they going to be ready? Hope so.