Jeongho, Ngaire, Margaret, and Me Hanging Out in the Kitchen
Margaret Unintentionally Impersonating the Chamiseul Soju Babe
This is the biggest set of Yut sticks I've ever seen. You can see a child for comparison. Basically, yut is a game that used to be a form of divination for finding out how the crops would do, etc. Now it's just a game (well, for most people), and is played by tossing those sticks, counting the number of flat and round sides that are facing upwards, and moving pieces around a board accordingly. This is at Namsan Village.
This is a model of a Turtle Ship (at the Tourist Center), an allegedly iron-clad warship (this has fallen under debate) that was part of Admiral Yi Sun-shin's fleet (significant for defeating the Japanese fleet that attacked Korea, several hundred years ago).
This is me at Deoksugung.
Another Shot of Deoksugung
View from the Peak of Mani-san (near the alleged 5,000-year-old building)
Supposedly, this building was built 5,000 years ago by Dangun. I am not Korean, though, so I take this with a grain of salt. As you can see, it's protected from intrusion by barbed wire, though, as I learned, this is no deterrent to a hardcore Korean.
Kimchi Pots in Nature
Kimchi Pots in Captivity (overcrowding is evident)
This is a cafe near Idae. You'll never guess what they sell.
Me, looking especially mighty.
In this picture, we're eating samgyeopsal with lettuce, garlic, kimchi, rice, etc.
Here's another picture of the main gate of Sungkyunkwan University.
This building is just inside the Sungkyunkwan main gate.
Here's another picture taken inside the Sungkyunkwan University main gate.
I don't know what this picture is of, it just seemed appropriate to take it.
This forest is in the mountains near Hyehwa.
I have no idea what this building is (probably some kind of temple, but it's in the mountains near Hyehwa, and it looks pretty beautiful when it's covered in snow, doesn't it?
This is me on Golden Pond's public computer.
This is me standing in Mijung's office.
This drawing illustrates what a "hippie" is to Koreans. I drew it for Mijung because she appeared not to know.