This will be a quick post. I need to update my youtube account with a few cool new videos I made.
The first is the Jigalchi fish market video – really cool tour of the market that I visited a few weeks ago.
The second is my ‘Sunday in Daegu’ video, which gives you a glimpse of my para-gliding exploits last weekend.
You may be wondering why I am doing a blog post just for two new videos. Well the answer may surprise you (or it may not, I don’t know):
The internet in my apartment, though fast and super convenient, tends to disconnect itself for about 3 seconds every 30 minutes (the timing is infuriatingly reliable –> I’ve timed it). Normally this is of no consequence and I barely notice it. Unfortunately while uploading videos to youtube it becomes problematic as my upload gets interrupted and I need to start again. My solution? I’ve come back to my good ol’ coffee shop to upload them.
So why the blog post? Well what the hell else am I supposed to do for an hour while these videos upload?
I guess I’ll take this opportunity to tell you a little about a bar I went to a few nights ago. It is called the ‘Dragon’s Dream Cave Bar.’ I know you are probably thinking: Hahah another silly Korean bar name that has nothing to do with anything (like the Crossover Modern Bar Bee from one of my previous posts), but if you are thinking this you are dead wrong. It is, literally, a cave bar. Legend says it was built into the side of a mountain and originally served as a bomb shelter during the Korean War (sorry, I’ve been watching Indiana Jones). Now it has been converted into a bar complete with stone floors, tables and benches as well as a stone ceiling that drips water. Literally a cave. They also serve amazing makgeolli (pronounced, by Waygooks, as makoli) a Korean wine made from rice. I was never very partial to makoli – its white (almost milk-like) color and sweetness were slightly off-putting. Then a friend of mine suggested I close my eyes and pretend I’m drinking a Belgian triple – WOW, it tastes exactly like a Belgian beer! Makoli and I now get along just fine.
I better wrap up this entry for now – I want to keep it short because I have to read about 60 pages of my SCUBA manual before my lesson tomorrow morning. I think I’ll get on that and leave you with the link to my new videos that just finished uploading: