day 13 (wherein we went to Korean Walmart)
Today we woke up and drove to the water to eat clams!
We were somewhere by the water. We sat outside the restaurant overlooking a park. Keun Sahmchon taught me a trick that I will never forget, where water makes a plastic tablecloth stick to a table sorta well, for a few minutes.
The park had a wonderful nautical theme.
Anyway, I loved it.
We went back to the outdoor shopping place we went to on the night of day one. It seemed to be near another military base. There were plenty of Americans, and most of the shops sold the same souvenir things. Jason bought some giant fans, and I thought really hard about buying a carved chess set. I wish I had. We were all separated, and decided to get some ice cream at Baskin Robbins. This is when I tasted blueberry aloe ice cream. It was the most amazing thing, but they don’t have it in the US. I wrote an email to Baskin Robbins, but much to my chagrin, received no reply.
We went to Lotte mart and Emart, to see what Walmart is like in Korea. It is bizarro in that it’s the same, yet different. Toys, groceries, clothing, tea kettles, mcdonalds.
I am loving it
The big difference was that it was multi-level. So how do you get a shopping-cart full of anything up or down a level?
We stayed up late giving Jason’s mom her birthday presents, and packing. Her mom and siblings were confused because, by their calendar, tomorrow wasn’t her birthday.