Korea has hit a whole new level of psychotic driving. Without swearing (okay, well, I don't speak Korean, but my driver didn't say a word (because he didn't know English) in any language and people were incredibly rude)! They tailgate like no other, merge into a lane that already has a car pretty much alongside them and dodge and race through traffic like madmen. In about the last few minutes of my 30 minute taxi ride I started to relax because I realized the driver could handle the crazies.
I fell asleep at about 6pm, 30 minutes after I got to Alyssa's apartment. Had about three hours of much needed sleep -- I'd been travelling for 20 hours straight without much more than 20 minute naps occasionally. When she got home, we went to a pizza place across the street. We got potato pizza, which was fabulous! It actually had a slice of potato on it with corn and an amazing but different sauce.
This morning, Alyssa and I worked on her teaching stuff and at 2pm she went to work while I had a sandwich (that was also fabulous) from a shop nearby. From there, I went down the main drag and just window shopped. I took lots of pictures.
The thing is though, my 1Gb SD card can only hold about 600 pictures. I didn't think that through very well because it filled up while I was on the train from Incheon Airport to Gimpo Airport (I had pictures on it from 1.5 years ago) with five pictures. I was stunned that I had filled it and worried that I left the SD card at home. Realizing that I had 300 pictures from my apartment, The Echo, last year that detailed the quality of all parts of the apartment and 300 other random pictures, I emptied it last night into Alyssa's computer (sorry about that by the way! I'll get rid of most of it before I leave!). I now have a budget of about 50 pictures per day. But I'll be here for 15 days (I think), so that's more than capacity. We'll see. Today I took 40 pictures while walking around.
I've been on my own since two (and it's 5:19pm now), so I'd say I walked for about two hours. I'm lucky (and proud of myself) to have a good sense of direction when walking or driving (not while a passenger, though). Besides, you always know that you can turn around and walk back to where you started. I circled different areas and found a beautiful church, that relieved me because I was wondering if I was getting lost but knew that I had seen that cross from Alyssa's window.
The church was beautiful and I'm jealous of their worship area. I'm so thankful that churches let anyone in, because I was about to pee myself. I had had a 16oz. Caramel Mcciato (no, not a typo -- well it is, but not on my end -- that's what was typed on the menu) from Moon Coffee an hour earlier.
And I found my way back after window shopping, regretfully turning down shopkeepers' hopeful looks when I took the window shopping inside, being a tourist and stopping at random places to take pictures (see evidence below).
Generally I was an awesome tourist that now has a blister on each big toe and feels great! I hope all is well at home!