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Korea Seoul Gangnam Curry

8 April 2019

Its all a giant slope

Exploring the busy streets of Gangnam for a hamburg steak

Somehow on my previous 2 trips I seem to have missed the main part of Gangnam. I am sure I have walked down the main roads before, but most of what there is to see is between those roads, on a giant slope. Very very steep in places, hard to walk up, a very strange place to build a very popular retail area.
I must also apologise that todays photos are all crap and uninteresting, that sometimes happens on travel days, even when travel was only an hour. But I guess I did combine travel with washing day, which takes a couple of hours. So today was probably the most boring day of my holiday. So now I will talk about penises. Lots of penises.

The washing machine in the Dormy Inn is in their spa / sauna / communal bath area, just like Japan. There is a big changeroom with stools to wash yourself and mirrors etc, and yeah theres normally a few fat old nude men hanging out there (literally).
Today there was what appeared to be an entire work group, on some kind of trip, all in there at once, making jokes about each others penises. There were so many penises swinging about with general penis frivolity, that some of the guys were sitting ON the washing machines that I was trying to use. Even as I was in there loading the machine or transferring the clothes from the washer to the dryer, they stayed in the washing machine room, telling stories about how big the fish they caught was.
The really strange thing about this was, it was a 38 minute wash cycle, and a 75 minute dryer cycle, I left the bath area each time, and when I came back, all these dudes were still hanging out in their with their scrotums swinging about.

Hopefully tomorrow I can step up my photo game, although rain is forecast, which is the great stifler! Is stifler a word? Internet says yes!

Korea-Seoul-Gangnam-Curry - Here is one of the main streets through Gangnam, that I have walked down before. It looks just like an Australian city.

Here is one of the main streets through Gangnam, that I have walked down before. It looks just like an Australian city.


Korea-Seoul-Gangnam-Curry - Just as I forecast, peak cherry blossom has now arrived in Seoul.

Just as I forecast, peak cherry blossom has now arrived in Seoul.


Korea-Seoul-Gangnam-Curry - Also, just like in Australia, Chinese hot pot restaurants are the current hot thing in Korea. Lines down the street for all of them. Currently every s

Also, just like in Australia, Chinese hot pot restaurants are the current hot thing in Korea. Lines down the street for all of them. Currently every single restaurant in central Melbourne is either hot pot or converting to hot pot, and they all have giant lines.


Korea-Seoul-Gangnam-Curry - Is Psy dead?

Is Psy dead?


Korea-Seoul-Gangnam-Curry - Heres some nice buildings, and a bus.

Heres some nice buildings, and a bus.


Korea-Seoul-Gangnam-Curry - A photo for my mother, here in Seoul, or in this part of Seoul, Dunkin donuts has gone up market. Note: I know you like mister donut, but this is the

A photo for my mother, here in Seoul, or in this part of Seoul, Dunkin donuts has gone up market. Note: I know you like mister donut, but this is the same damn thing, only the upmarket ones have nitro cold brew and donuts with ganache and creme fraiche.


Korea-Seoul-Gangnam-Curry - The back streets through Gangnam are basically like the busy colorful back streets in the other parts of Seoul, but there is much more variety in the

The back streets through Gangnam are basically like the busy colorful back streets in the other parts of Seoul, but there is much more variety in the food on offer... despite my poor choice below.


Korea-Seoul-Gangnam-Curry - It does not really look like it here, but this is one of the up hill streets.

It does not really look like it here, but this is one of the up hill streets.


Korea-Seoul-Gangnam-Curry - And now my dinner. I saw a sign with this salad like arrangement with dumplings and some bulgogi, so I wanted that, it was a basement place so down th

And now my dinner. I saw a sign with this salad like arrangement with dumplings and some bulgogi, so I wanted that, it was a basement place so down the stairs I go, sit at the table, ring the doorbell thing. Unfortunately the meal I wanted was a lunch time special only, damnit! Oh well, curry hamburg steak it is!


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