That’s thank you in Korean.
I couldn’t master hello but had Koreans in stitches with my attempts at thank you which I bandied about with liberal happiness, mostly pronouncing it as Hum-za-de-da.
So what is there to be thankful for?
The Korean friendliness. Which you need because the building are not numbered in a logical manner so finding addresses requires you to know the building name and being able to read it in Korean on a map. Which we failed at.
The fast trains with big windows. (Take note Japanese rail. Your bullet trains need bigger windows so travellers can see the countryside.)
That you make it out alive from each taxi drive. Speed limits are ignored by about 20 km and lanes are mere suggestions. (Some repeat visitors tell me they pay the taxi driver more to drive slowly. As they are paid for distance, you can see why they speed – to maximise income.)
A Halloween Christmas tree (on a zodiac patterned floor). Ah, all some western celebrations.
Mad wiring. I can’t believe there aren’t more fires.
And there’s a young Aussie guy who is famous for being on a panel TV show. Blair Williams. We were lucky to have him at our trade displays – he attracted a lot of fans. He was a really sweet, young boy.
One last shot. Yes, the large tower catches your eye. But if you enlarge the photo you will notice the horizon is of buildings that themselves are massive. Unbelievably tall buildings.