Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Korea, I am at...

Am now attending a conference in the city of Gwangju, the city of lights, if we go by the Chinese characters...Chose to stay in a non-rated two star (?) hotel for its nearness to the conference venue...
It is a bit old, but rather charming... clean, and its staff members, polite and obliging...
And what a surprise to find out just now that there is free wifi in the room...
Flew into Inchon International from Takamatsu airport on 9th...
For all of Takamatsu's claim to be the the 'gateway' to Shikoku, the only single international flight out of the city is to Inchon...
Flight time is slightly under two hours, but getting to Gwangju from Inchon required a further four hours of sitting in a highway bus...
It was interesting to observe from the bus, the many tombstones sited on the hillsides...
Was really looking forward to coming to Korea... for the food, that is...
Language is always an issue but with pictures of the menu and some finger pointing, no problems so far...
Ooh, I just love those hot, steamy, spicy soups... and this is just the perfect season to enjoy them... slurp...