Yes, we eventually had to get back to the business at hand, i.e. more meetings. Although, today involved driving about an hour to the factory of one of our suppliers to get a presentation on their capabilities and the parts they've already produced for the project. I took about a dozen pictures, but I doubt I can post them here, and they're pretty much only of interest to the people back at the office anyway. For lunch, before the factory trip, our hosts took us to the same business district we were in yesterday, right to the Outback Steakhouse
. I guess they wanted to make us feel at home, even though I haven't been to an Outback in several years. I didn't have steak, but the food seemed pretty similar to what one would have back in the States.
Luckily, we finished the meetings early and were back at the hotel by 6:00 (compared with 8-9:00 other working days). For dinner my co-worker and I decided to head to the same area as this afternoon, and maybe a little more shopping. I wanted to try and find the Batman Bar to see if it was actually open, but despite asking a few younger guys, no one seemed to know where it was. At least I have some photographic evidence. My co-worker really didn't want any more Asian food, and since our only options were either the myriad tiny Asian restaurants or the few Western staples like McDonalds, Pizza Hut, or the Outback, we opted for the Pizza Hut.
Finally, you guessed it, more pictures. First, the Korean version of the Dollar Store:( Clicky! )
I know, I keep taking pictures of these buildings with all the lighted signs. It's because, in this city, they're everywhere
, especially in the more commercial areas. Those signs that say "PC" are, as I'd guessed, Internet cafes. They are also everywhere.( Clicky! )
Here is the inside of one of them, which seemed to be pretty nice. There were some young women, but mostly younger guys, playing WoW, or CounterStrike, or Half-Life 2 (I think) and whatever else the kids are playing now. Maybe broadband is too expensive to install in people's homes, or the kids are just trying to avoid going home to their families, but these places must be really succesfull.( Clicky! )
Finally, one clinic where I definitely
would not want to be a patient:( You know you want to clicky! )