There are many things in Korea make me think 'That would never happen in England', Open fire BBQs in restaurants, children cleaning the classrooms, sitting outside a corner shop drinking, being able to take your popcorn into a conveinience store and have them warm it up in the microwave for free, taking your own food into places that sell food, thinking there is room to board the train when the people inside have their noses against the window, and especially discounts or special offers ONLY available to foreigners. I can hear the reaction now 'Foreigners only? YOU WHAT?! Coming over here, stealing our jobs, and now extra offers?!' This weekend in Seoul, Seoul FC held a special football match for foreigners. My friend Carmen and I went along to check it out. It cost 10,000won (tickets from an Itaewon bar) and there were a few stalls outside offering freebies (which we missed out on due to drinking outside the local GS in the sunshine...) and then once inside the stadium we got a free hotdog and beer. Koreans could go but it's more expensive and they don't get any of the freebies... Just imagine the uproar that would cause at home!!!
|This is one of my favourite things about Seoul. Going over the han river on the subway. I will miss this when I leave.|
|Yes that's a Nottingham Forest shirt...|
|Have you seen these rocks?|
|Seoul FC Vs Daejeon 4-1|
|Free beer, which I didn't finish yuk!|
|No stretcher for these guys, any player who goes down gets carried off in this little buggy. Another thing you'd never see at home!|