we took a quick little day trip to Seoul on the day off yesterday and the bus delivered us straight from the base here at Osan to the Army post in Seoul, Yongsan, in about an hour. can't beat that! Seoul is the world's 5th largest city and I can definitely see many more trips in our future.
I've only taken a few pictures so far, in the interest of protecting my hands from Korea's cold weather. I feel a little silly that I haven't been prepared for winter-I guess I knew it was coming, but it has been three years that I've had to wear a jacket (and really hat and mittens) outside on a consistent number of days. Only I haven't done that and instead, spent our whole day in 30 degree weather walking around Seoul shivering. And you're right. 30 degrees isn't even that cold. But I was rather ill-prepared for it. Fortunately, our HGs (household goods) arrived in Korea ahead of us and will be delivered tomorrow, on the first day in our new house, which is almost unheard of when you move around in the U.S. One of the many things I've been thankful for here in Korea so far is their expedition.
Enjoy the pictures (the one of the pad thai is yes, Thai food in Korea...however, it was far better than any Thai food I remember eating while in Thailand a few years ago)
let's just say that everyone knew we were coming before we arrived, as we agreed to buy our "good friends'" car, who PCSed just a week before we got here. no, we had no idea what we were agreeing to buy. if you think the outside is creepy, the inside is worse. Zack, I hate you. (xoxo)
That's all I've got for now! Thanks for checking in. We're really looking forward to getting our stuff tomorrow and sleeping in our own bed for the first time in two months. Sigh.