Mokpo Misfits – Seoul – Day 4 – Happy Chuseok

After no sleep and ample alone time, I rejoined the group with surprising alacrity.  After a life-restoring cold shower, I encountered The Bard fresh off a long bus ride from The South. “What’s up, man!” I said with elan. “Tired,” he replied. It was noon.  The gang was awake.  It was time to explore. Gyeongbokgung … Continue reading Mokpo Misfits – Seoul – Day 4 – Happy Chuseok

Seoul – My Morning Solo Adventure

After hours of conversing like sleepover schoolgirls, I turned to my left and noticed the sun's rays gently penetrating the window shades. “Damn,” I thought, “Did we just pull an all-nighter?” “Duh,” Anxiety-Brain sassed, “It was nighttime, you didn’t sleep, and now it’s daytime again stupid.” “Easy,” I warned. Around 6:30 A.M., everyone turned in … Continue reading Seoul – My Morning Solo Adventure

Mokpo Misfits – Seoul – Day 3 – The Escape Room

Unlike yesterday, day three began with a united plan.  Almost. I was the only one of our group to day-drink.  With a bottle of soju crammed in my back pocket, riding the subway was delightful.  Colors were brighter, jokes were funnier, and the contemptuous stares of the elderly were easier to ignore.  I also felt … Continue reading Mokpo Misfits – Seoul – Day 3 – The Escape Room

Mokpo Misfits – Seoul – Day 2 – Hongdae

On day two of our Chuseok adventure, we decided to split up a bit.  The king fell ill, ensnared in the throes of sore throats and achy heads.  He elected to rest up.  We offered no protest.  Only clear-headed kings are capable of clear-sighted decrees. Nightmare planned to meet a friend for lunch.  He has … Continue reading Mokpo Misfits – Seoul – Day 2 – Hongdae

Mokpo Misfits – Seoul – Day 1 – The Misfits Get Cultured and Go Full Tourist

The four of us awoke in sprawling Seoul - a 10-million-person metropolitan monster.  The possibilities were boundless.   I woke up a bit earlier and decided to explore.  We stayed adjacent to the Seoul Flea Market. “Oh well. I have nothing better to do,” I thought. That morning I discovered that I love flea markets. … Continue reading Mokpo Misfits – Seoul – Day 1 – The Misfits Get Cultured and Go Full Tourist