Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just another summer day in Uijeongbu

Yesterday, Rich and I went for a walk around the "new town" in Uijeongbu. It was a beautiful day but at the moment the days do tend to get a little bit too hot. It's often 30 degree's during the day which I'm really not used to after living in Wellington for four years.

In the new town in Uijeongbu there are a lot of pet shops, pets here in Korea are a lot more exotic than back in New Zealand. You can have all kinds of pets - squirrels, hamsters, gerbils, hedgehogs, sugar gliders and the list goes on and on. Here's a few photo's I took outside some of the petshops in town. I really want one of these bunnies!

While we were out we decided to get some shaved ice or "Popping Su". Now it's summer it seems everywhere sells popping su from the ice cream shops to the bakeries and even KFC and Lotteria (a Korean fast food place simmilar to McDonalds) .Popping Su would have to be one of my favourite things about the Korean summer - it's shaved ice with fruit, ice cream cereal, red beans and it is kind of milky. It's really refreshing without being heavy like ice cream can be. We bought ours from a popular bakery chain called Paris Baguette but you can really get them everywhere!

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