There were reasons Korea is 36th in tourism worldwide. But China is impossibly big and my interest in Japan was confined to Kyoto. So Korea might be an Asian country I could understand a little in a short time.
This is eastern Busan on the way to the airport. It looks like water between here and the white buildings, right? No, those are greenhouses. See the little triangles above the car roof? Those are greenhouses, among thousands. Another example of what is turning out to be the major discovery from this trip, how Koreans remain close to their food.
On Saturday, July 27, 400,000 were enjoying its beaches.
These side dishes arrive shortly after you sit down.
Cafeteria food at my university was pretty good until near the end, the food better than the institutional atmosphere. Soup at every meal that was quite tasty. At the end, I was eating lunch in the law school with the teachers for about $3.75: a big bowl of great soup, a main meat course, rice with a light mixture of beans, two vegetables and vast mounds of lettuce, beet leaves, sesame leaves and Napa cabbage. Desert is never offered and water is the beverage offered, sometimes a special tea.
I ate a lot on this trip and yet lost some weight and it could be traced to no desert and water at meals.
jil bans. The collective Body Mass Index of Korea must be under 20. (Or at least so I thought until I got to Seoul. For whatever reason, people in Seoul looked taller and heavier, which still slim by U. S. standards.)
I attended mass at a neighborhood church on Sunday. The cross has been moved almost out of sight to be replaced by a Korean depiction of mother and child. After mass, a movie screen descends behind the altar and we see a video about life in the parish projected from a computer. The sound track is by the Beatles. "If you dream alone, it's a dream."