Allow me to me frank, during my 5-day trip there, Korea had nothing to surprise me, except two things.

One was its net speed. Every hotel, both large and small, provided 20 ~ 100+ mega bit per second high-speed broadband. Every where, you can just pick up your mobile phone and find numbers of stable, open and free wifi within seconds.

Another thing was a bit troublesome. Unless in Soul, which is the capital city, it’s really difficult to find someone who can speak English. After 5 minutes of explanation, the saleswoman still couldn’t get what I wanted to buy was just a piece of postcard.  Moreover, the very few English words on the buildings and billboards did very little help to a lost man.

My first breakfast in Korea. Totally western style.

My first breakfast in Korea. Totally western style.

Night in Soul. A dessert shop.

Night in Soul. A dessert shop.

Two biiiig cans. What are they for?

Two biiiig cans. What are they for?

Dinner in Jeju, a large island in the farthest southern part of Korea.

Dinner in Jeju, a large island in the farthest southern part of Korea.

A typical Korean car. Small, compact, but quite homely.

A typical Korean car. Small, compact, but quite homely.

Cabbage and pork. A bit hot and a bit sweet. Yummy.

Cabbage and pork. A bit hot and a bit sweet. Yummy.

A small park surrounded by residential buildings.

A small park surrounded by residential buildings.

vegetable market in a small town in the far west of Soul.

vegetable market in a small town in the far west of Soul.

View from Little Munseom Island

View from Little Munseom Island