We are staying at the Dragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan Army Garrison. Yongsan is home of the United States Forces Korea (USFK). It is nestled in the rolling hills of Seoul ... and a modern city has has grown around the garrison. Just outside the gates is the Itaewon Shopping Area.
Every urban area needs a church!
And a book store!
This shoe shop relies upon the lucky cats, dragons, and even alligators to bring in business!
Kim is a very popular last name in Korea.
I ventured into this souvenir shop ...
... which has been designated a "fair price shop" by a Malaysian tourist!
Soju is a stong alcoholic drink ...
... I'll just drink the Ginseng Tea. I bought a few boxes for my prize packages.
Here's some sweet treats from an upscale bakery ... would you buy Grouch's Pucker Up Lemon Square? I'd rather have Prince William's Chocolate Biscuit Cake.
Korea is known for its custom clothing shops ... and almost every shop owner tries to entice tourists to purchase custom made shirts. We stopped at this shop because my husband hails from Dayton. The shop owner gave us his business card with his Korean name and his American nickname - Buddy Hackett.
I am giving away two prizes for all the posts from Korea and China:
- One box of souvenirs to a US resident
- One envelope of souvenirs to an International reader
Comments are open through Saturday, June 29, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winners on Sunday, June 30, at the Reading Reviewer.
Kim in Korea