31 December 2014

New Years Eve

Dear Coco
New Years Eve! It was a bit chillier this morning when we woke up, but we warmed up after a cup of coffee in the Whoever Coffee and Herb coffee shop.
Walking past the coffee shop was this large and bouncy Old English Sheep Dog. Up till now most of the dogs we have seen have been teeny tiny toy dogs.
We walked up to the Yongdusan Park where there is a big tower, and several camellias - some of them flowering.
Far below we could see the fish market we visited yesterday,
and a Hotel Hound which we thought would be fun to stay in one day.
We wandered home slowly, past shops
and people,
then checked out of our hotel Dong Shin, and caught a taxi to the KTX Station down the road where we caught the KTX to Daegu.
The journey took about 40 minutes, going at speeds of 306 km per hour which impressed the Alph very much. If South Africa had such a train we could get from Cape Town to Johannesburg in 7 hours. It had been snowing as we got closer to Daegu and the countryside looked very pretty all dusted with white. When we arrived in Deagu, back to our hotel Crystal, it wasn't snowing anymore, but there was piles of it in the roads and on roofs and vacant lots.
We have a different room, with a different view - of the same tower we walked to earlier. Simon dropped us and went off to do a few chores and go to the gym, while we relaxed in the hotel. We are wondering what Simon has up his sleeve for tonight. I will say goodbye now, as I am sure I wont have time to write again today as we will have to stay up to see in the new year.
I hope you won't have too much trouble with fireworks but I don't think any of you are scared of bangs like poor Dougal. Tomorrow we are off to Cambodia too - and I don't know if that will have such fancy internet as Korea has, but I will write again as soon as I can.
lots of love, The Food Lady

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