Sunday, October 11, 2009

New day, new hotel!

Today we got moved to our new hotel. We're in a different part of town now, so I kind of feel like we're on a different vacation now! The other hotel was fancier, but the room was small and it was in a business section of town. The new hotel isn't as fancy, but the room is huge and it's right in the middle of the fun tourist areas. So we've lost our fancy toilet, but now we're down the street from all the good tourist shopping! I'd say it was a good trade. :)

Today we were planning to go on a picnic with the Jin-Ha and Clarissa, but Jin-Ha has gotten a bad cold, so we sent her home to rest instead. She's been so wonderful to us, I can't even begin to tell you all the wonderful things she's done for us while we've been here. We've barely had to buy food at all because every time we turn around she's feeding us something! Today she picked us up at the old hotel and brought us to the new hotel (before I realized that she was sick!) and she brought along lunch for us. It was very funny, she made what she called hot dogs, but they definitely weren't even close to what we think of as hot dogs! They were kind of like pancakes filled with a molasses or jelly of some sort. It was really delicious!

Once we got settled at our hotel we walked down to a big bookstore. I've been dying to find a place that sells books and DVD's because I wanted to buy a few books and some childrens shows in Korean for Clarissa and I wanted to buy a couple of the Korean dramas that I love. We managed to find both and I'm really excited about that!!

The big problem we've been having on this trip is internet access and I thought that moving to this hotel would fix the problem, but it has actually made it worse. I still can't connect to the internet from my room and the business center here charges money for internet use. I need an adapter for my computer in order to make it work in my room, so we just need to find an electronics store, but we're having a hard time finding one. The language barrier is making it tricky.

So I don't know when I'll be able to blog again. If I can find the adapter I need it will be soon, and if not I may only be able to do another post or two before we leave. If you don't hear from me, don't worry, we're probably still alive and having fun! :)

For now we're off on another adventure. More shopping, yay! :)


kristalina said...

A note about the DVD's-I did this the first time I went to Korea too-Korean DVD's are a different region-they won't play in American DVD players, so you will also need to pick up a Korean DVD player or order a region free DVD player online when you get back. I remember being so upset when I found out they wouldn't play. Glad your trip is going well-you are making me "homesick" it's been so long since I've been!

KrisJ said...

Sounds like your having a great time! Cant wait to see more pics!! More shopping is always fun I cant wait to see what you bring home!

Disgruntled and Quiet said...

Hi Wendy

It's been a while since I've been in South Korea but you should check out E-Mart or Wal-Mart. Both of those places have electronics and accessories.
I agree with the previous poster about getting a Korean DVD player too.
I hope you continue having a wonderful time.