Montag, 29. Oktober 2012

First impressions

For those of you waiting desperately for the solution of the big question (last post: guess where we are) here it comes: SEOUL
Well, I think most of you already realized because of some suspicious facebook posts…
Anyway I can tell you it's great here. Especially the food:
Nice BBQ on the table

And even though it’s said that Koreans are withdrawn or shy (Check that video), we did not experience as such. They don’t spy you at all but if they occasionally realize that you need some help: (puzzled look in front of a map with only Korean signs on it) they just come over and ask if they can help you.

As you can see we are enjoying it here. But of course I did not forget what I promised you about gangnam style. By the way it’s very popular at the moment as you can see in a recent article in lonely planet. To prove that it's really like this see what we found this weekend:

To come to an end and for those of you who always wanted to know if Koreans are still eating dogs:

Answer 1: NO, they're just pets!

Answer 2: or maybe…

Mittwoch, 24. Oktober 2012

On the „road“ again!

Well actually we are more on the railway at the moment and later on in the airplane. Anyway we had our thoughts about definitions – Backpacking for example: We travel with a backpack, and hence we basically are backpackers. But we also use a 1st class ticket in the Deutsche Bahn. Real backpackers would hitchhike. Of course we don’t stick to the luxury side of life but if we can get more comfort for a few dollars we are most probably willing to take it even if it might shorten our trip a bit. On the other hand if there are no amenities it’s no big deal. Maybe the term ‘individual travelling’ fits better.
Still our backpacks show us off as backpackers. So how about the hitchhiking? In our next destination is no unique sign for it (At home it’s thumb up, in Ethiopia you show a finger per passenger). Also it’s said that people don’t do it at all. But because criminality is very low it’s no risk to give it a try. Sounds interesting, no? And now the big question: which country are we going to visit? Maybe I can give you a little hint:  we hope that we can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about “gangnam style” very soon…