To start off a few Saturdays (8/21) ago we decided to head up to Seoul again; however this time we had somewhat of a plan. We bought tickets the weekend before so we had seats on the trains; however we were crowed with people who didn't have seats. I don't know if maybe they thought the closer they stood to us that our whiteness would rub off on them or something but it was quite uncomfortable to have someones butt in our faces. It is times like this when I wish I knew Korean so that I could ask things like:
- Why does Korail not just add one more train car?
- Why is there never any toilet paper in the bathroom but at ever restaurant it's on the table as napkins?
- Kimchi is great but is it really the best form of body odder control they have here?
- How do you make Kimchi? (I'll miss it when I leave here)
- Where does baby corn come from? (Ryan has made me stop asking our friends this one)
- How do women walk in high heals all day rain or shine everywhere they go?
- Why recycle everything but then litter the streets?
Anyways back on topic, once at Seoul Station we headed down to the metro and took off trying to find our way back to the Han River to check out 63 City. We successfully got there on our first try making us quite confidant that the day was going to be a good one. Sadly I always get turned around on the subway or go way off track, Ryan has to let me feel like I am leading but drop hints and keep us on track. Once there we had a short walk down to 63 City.
|63 City from the Han River Boat Tour a few weeks ealyer.|
Ok sorry I try to add some facts every now and then kind of like adding the bologna to the sandwich.
Once inside we were shocked to see that the place was packed; online they made it seem like an out of date place that was full of attractions but not that popular anymore due to new things arriving in Seoul. Sadly it was as Ryan would say "butt to nut" in some areas, but we pushed our way through to get tickets and start exploring. At this point I was still extremely excited and full of hope that it would be as cool as I had read it was, online it said they had a "SeaWorld" aquarium, a "63 Hollywood Wax Museum", a "Sky Art Gallery" (an art museum that boast being the worlds tallest), and an Imax theater (that is calmed to be the largest in Korea).
As we stood in line we noticed that a year pass was only twice the price of the Big 4. I pointed out that we only live 50 minutes outside of Seoul and are there sadly twice a month lately. Ryan was having doubts and talked me into checking it out first and then thinking about a year pass; I have to say I am thankful he had this strange feeling and talked me out of it. It was cool but not as my brother would say the "cat's ass".
With Big 4 tickets in hand we "battled" our way over to the wax museum where we had a good time. They had a lot of famous Asian people I didn't know, they had Abraham Lincoln, and then they had Obama. I fear that all the Koreans looked at us like we were crazy because we just skipped right past Obama without a second glance. They had all kinds of old composers and musicians and artist, they had movie stars, sports stars, they even had a wax Last Supper that sparked quite a conversation because of how they had them set up, and I also find it odd that Van Gogh still had both his ears. Towards the end they had a haunted area that I made Ryan go in first to make sure everyone was really wax before I would go in. Some of the wax people were good and some not so much, they had some just normal looking people standing around everywhere that looked like tourist. Sadly I feel like this is why when I was waiting for Ryan to come back out of the haunted area I was leaning on the wall only to scare a girl when I went to move, I couldn't help but laugh.
A few pictures from the wax museum.
|Why yes that is a wax Jesus.|
|On weekdays they will even put you next to Jesus.|
|Put your face on the Won. Sadly I don't think my head was big enough.|
|Look I'm wax me!|
|Rocking the 3D glasses. Times like this I swear Ryan thinks I have lost it.|
|Glass floor over the river.|
|I really want to know how they sit on the swings.|