Travel & Tourism

More Seoul

By William Bakker | 07.04.07 | Comment?

Our time here has been very productive.
We had good meetings with our Asian marketing team in Seoul.

We went to this great vegetarian restaurant for dinner, temple food, created by a former Buddhist monk. It was excellent.


All I have to do is tell people I’m from the same country as Hiddink and they’re my friend.

After our full day of meetings we had some time to check out the sights of Seoul. It’s a great city. It’s not intimidating at all. We walked around and I felt at easy everywhere I went. Maybe the fact that I’m a foot taller than the average Korean helps.

It’s the rainy season so the day started with an insane downpour. So we changed our plans to walk around and hopped into a cab to go to a museum.

Our taxi driver was watching TV while driving! But it was a soccer game, Korea – Brazil in the Fifa U-20, held in Canada right now. It was the end of the game and Korea lost.

We went to the National Folk Museum where we learned about Korean history and customs throughout the ages. Including all about Kimchi.Above is the process of creating this famous, and delicious dish.

The rain had passed when we went back out and we explored the sights of Geyeongbokgung, the former royal palace.


I love the English that’s just a bit off you see everywhere (not that my English is much better).


Today, the city to host the 2014 Olympics will be announced. Korea is in the running. I know how they feel right now. UPDATE: Russia hosts the 2014 Olympics, sorry Korea.


Holly used the opportunity to check up on one of her Coffee House franchisees.


We walked across town and visited the Jongmyo shrine, Changgyeonggung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, all very impressive.

So you can’t turn left, can’t turn right and can’t go straight. Where can you go? O wait, nowhere, it’s a one way street in the opposite direction!