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2016/05/19 South Korea Day 10 and 12: Last 24H in Seoul
π 2016-05-19 00:00 in Southkorea2016, Trips

After coming back from the DMZ and before going to Suwon, we had a few hours in Seoul, so we went to the 3D black art museum, hard to find, but pretty nice and nice twist on top of a regular trick art museum:












The part where it got interesting was the 2nd floor when they turn the lights off and the black art comes out:







Next, after wandering the streets to look around and try and find a Din Tai Fung that had moved and became unfindable, we had a quick dinner and went to see the Nanta Cooking Show. While it was entertaining, I have to admit that when you've seen Blue Man Group at its peak, more than 10 years ago, Nanta Cooking Show falls short. It's not bad, but it could be better.

just like Japan, they're wearing clothes with other languages they don't really understand :)
just like Japan, they're wearing clothes with other languages they don't really understand :)





they tried to emulate the blue man group in some ways, but it just wasn't as good
they tried to emulate the blue man group in some ways, but it just wasn't as good


That evening, I happened to walk by a Cat café, so I went to check it out for a little bit. Turns out it was the best one I had seen so far. Read more about the Seoul Cat Playground here:


Our last day, we went back to the War Museum to spend another 3H there, and then headed to Dongdaemun, the eastern gate, and then walked by Cheonggyecheon stream, Dongdaemun Market, and Gwangjang Market, on the way back to our hotel:


Seoul has a very small piece of the city wall left
Seoul has a very small piece of the city wall left

Cheonggyecheon stream
Cheonggyecheon stream








And just like that, it wsa time to get back to Incheon Airport to fly back home. Turns out cabs are so cheap that it was much simpler to just take a cab back to the airport, despite the 1H+ ride, it was not even $50. I had to convince Korean Airlines that it was ok to let me board the plane on an emergency passport and without my green card, they called US imigration who verified a few things and gave them a green light.
The KAL 1st lounge was a bit underwhelming, choices were limited and turns out they were exactly the same as the business lounge that just had a few more people. Not a big deal, just good to note. The 1st class section of the plane didn't rival Singapore Airlines, but it still was very nice (the food and alcohol options were limited though, just like the lounge).


food options were quite limited
food options were quite limited

nice idea, your seat has its own space where you can put your carry ons
nice idea, your seat has its own space where you can put your carry ons

Jennifer was far across the aisle with lots of empty space in the middle, but they later moved her because her entertainment system didn't work
Jennifer was far across the aisle with lots of empty space in the middle, but they later moved her because her entertainment system didn't work

a visitor came to hide my screen :)
a visitor came to hide my screen :)

seats weren't quite wide enough for 2 like singapore airlines, but that wasn't a big deal ;)
seats weren't quite wide enough for 2 like singapore airlines, but that wasn't a big deal ;)

the business section seemed decent too
the business section seemed decent too

both the video screen and the control screen were running android
both the video screen and the control screen were running android


because you are interested in our first world problems :) I have to report that sadly the Osetra Caviar wasn't that tasty, but I'll still give KAL points for trying :)
because you are interested in our first world problems :) I have to report that sadly the Osetra Caviar wasn't that tasty, but I'll still give KAL points for trying :)


Thanks go to David Hotz from Cranky Concierge for getting us the 1st class award seats with miles, like on our Singapore flight.


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