Today was a pretty tiring day. Almost as tiring as yesterday. My boss’s quest, nay, crusade, to make my QM (Quebec mom) feel comfortable has reached a ridiculous peak. He called his wife’s sister, who studied in France and speaks French to guide us around Hwaseong fortress. We used up about an hour getting to her place and finding where she was. An hourIi could have used to casually show the fortress to my QM. Granted, there’s a fair bit of insight that a Korean can provide on historical sights, but there are English signs at most spots. I can read those. It was nice, but it was still pretty suffocating. So that’s what we did in the afternoon for a few hours.
In the morning we went to royal toombs in Hwaseong city (I went to those toombs with students a while back). This was much nicer because the guide (we were able to get my boss to go do some work at school he needed to do) was really relaxed and didn’t stress about cramming as much stuff in our visit as humanly possible. Seriously, visiting foreign places with Koreans like my boss must be (is) the least relaxing thing on earth. He’s got this plan that isn’t the most practical thing and not really tailored for what my QM likes but what would typically be a touristy thing to see. I really like him, a lot, but I’m super glad that tomorrow we’re starting visiting on our own. It’ll be so much more relaxed.
Tonight we went to Nanta. It’s a percussion-comedy-cooking show. If ever you’re in Seoul, I’d highly recommend it. It’s a unique experience, it’s really funny and the beats are hard hitting.
I’m going to Busan by train tomorrow. It’ll be my first visit to the area, so that’ll be exciting. We don’t really have anything planned, we’re taking it relax and figuring things out as we go. I might not update for a few days as I don’t know where where I’ll be.