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Friday, March 14, 2008

Night Trekking in Seoul, Plus ...

The news reports say that it was supposed to be the start of spring. But it did not feel so. Seoul was as cold as any winter would.

But for some reason, our hosts thought of beating the cold by trekking up the Namsan Mountain where the Seoul Tower was perched. And since we spend our days meeting with clients, the climb had to be done only at night!

And so we did.

From the Hyatt area, we slowly walked, grumbling. But with the beautiful tower as the prize for the chilly challenge, it didn’t seem much of an effort after a while.

This is how the Seoul Tower looked that night.


















And here are some pics of the surroundings.

When we reached the summit, the cameras started rolling. Nope, not for us. It seemed like a shooting for some Koreanovela. I'm not sure though.

By the way, I forgot one detail.. we actually ate ice cream first, at Cold Stone, before we tried conquering Namsan. The weird thing was, there was a long queue of patrons in the parlor. Feeling summer all?












As we drove home, we passed by an inner street where traffic seemed to crawl. Because of these, I discovered.

Apparently, prostitution is legal in Korea. These "window display girls" openly ply their wares and "business" is done in a little room at the back of the "eskaparate". Of course, what I tell you are all hearsay. We simply passed by...

8 comments:

Gina said...

"We simply passed by."

awwwss???? =))

Ganda naman ng tower!

Gypsy said...

Those girls on display is quite shocker! Anyway, how was eating ice cream in icy weather? I haven't eaten ice cream for a long time--paano naman ako magkakagana sa ginaw?

tutubi philippines said...

the siuld of seoul, eh? just another dream destination for me. i;m sure the city's a nice place for night photography. i just have to make sure i bring my tripod :P

carlotta1924 said...

mahilig din akong kumain o uminom ng malamig kahit malamig ang panahon =)

huyy, bka makita ka na sa tv kahit dumadaan lang ha! =)

Coldman said...

parang gusto kong pumunta ng Korea ah?! dyuk. =)

AudreyRose said...

ang sarap siguro ng ice cream parang ang dami pa. but those girls hmmm... no comment. heheheh...

Anonymous said...

*bloghopping* I enjoyed the photos. Thanks for sharing. ~e~La

Rochelle said...

Oh my.......

and that's all I got to say about that!!!