After the excitement died down, I noticed some of the surrounding scenery. I love all the Korean sculptures and innovative building designs. The Buddha sculpture across the street was something I would have to check out with Bob after his meeting!
The inside of the mall was equally artistic.
My destination today was the Kimchi Museum. You can't talk about Korea without mentioning it's love for the distinctive flavors of Kimchi! They say it takes eating it three times to acquire a taste for it. That held true for me, but I don't think Bob has made it past the first one or two attempts. The fermented and pickled flavors are generally either loved or hated. I find myself somewhere in between. The health benefits associated with eating it are really quite amazing, if you can believe everything you read. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, anti-carcinogenic, anti-aging, low in calories, cleans intestines and lovers LDL cholesterol.
After dinner with Bob, we walked across the street to see the largest statue of Buddha in South Korea. The temple grounds were beautiful and peaceful amid the bustle of the city. I will have to visit again during the day.
On our way home, we drove down the "Rodeo Drive" of Seoul. I was only able to capture the dazzle of the Galleria amongst the glamorous window displays lining the streets. One more reason to return another day.