Sunday, September 13, 2009

Teahouses, crafts, festivals & vegetarian feasts....just another weekend

After a pretty huge week of teaching Rich and I hadn't really made any plans for Saturday except for heading to our first ever "Seoul Veggie Group" meeting at Loving Hut so we decided it might be a good idea to head to Insadong again to sample some of the many tea houses.

But when we arrived at Insadong we were easy distracted from our original mission as there was a huge arts style festival on in Insadong where we sampled some (really strong) rice liquor, saw some amazing cultural performances and also took part in some of the craft stalls that were around for the day - I decorated the back of a hand held mirror with glitter and other pretty things.

If you'd like to see how the final version of my mirror turned out here it is!
After all the craziness of the festival we finally made it to the tea house which was pretty amazing, the tea was really good - I had quince flavoured tea and Rich had plum tea and the environment was so calming. There was even some little birds flying around in the tea house (well in cages - they weren't just flying about randomly).

After our tea house experience we headed out the the vegetarian dinner and Loving Hut and met a lot of cool other ex pats which was great. We finished the night off with a walk in Seoul Grand Children's Park (oh and a massively long subway ride home!)

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