Well our mouths dropped open when the temperature was announced as being minus 4 degrees celsius upon our arrival in Seoul airport. Surprisingly, due to the dry air, it didn’t feel any colder than Shanghai (at between 5 and 10 degrees) and we enjoyed 4 wonderful sunny days exploring the city.
The kids enjoyed the incredibly popular local animation especially Pororo the penguin. South Korea is famous for this type of entertainment.
The city was clean, easy to navigate on the extensive subway system, friendly and delicious. It was a very enjoyable diversion. Among other things I managed to try the ginseng and chicken soup, cold buckwheat noodles with beef and nashi pear but there were SOOOO many other dishes that time didn’t allow me to savor. It was a little sad however to not be enjoying either turkey and salad in Australia or oysters and buche noel in France for Christmas with family and friends.
And so as 2013 comes to an end I am feeling very strong need to review my intentions. I feel that my feelings and behaviors have frequently diverted from my resolutions this past year and I crave to be more ‘grounded’ in 2014.
Best wishes to all.