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Korea Seoul Food Mall

3 April 2023

The familiar running track

COEX mall

Long time readers without Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia will probably remember the mall in Seoul with the running track where I do jokes about how I ran a few laps etc. I just alienated my only reader.
Anyway, I normally go there when it is raining, because it is giant and underground. It was not raining tonight, but since my feet were sore I decided to go there anyway.

I walked there from my hotel, which was a bit further than expected, but I got to pass all the many protests at corporate headquarter buildings along the way. Koreans love to protest.
Soon there will be no one left to protest though, as the population is shrinking fast, which leads me to a news story I read earlier today!

Apparently a local politician has suggested that young girls are too fat and unattractive these days and that is the main cause of the low birth rate. How would that go down in Australia if Peter Dutton (current leader of the opposition) declared that no one is having babies because boys don't want to pork fat chicks?

Korea-Seoul-Food-Mall - Like I said above, I passed many protests, with Korean only banners, but this is the protest outside of the Google building, which they have used Goog

Like I said above, I passed many protests, with Korean only banners, but this is the protest outside of the Google building, which they have used Google Translate to kindly translate into English.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Mall - The streets here look very much like a western city.

The streets here look very much like a western city.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Mall - Fine dust free zone. I do not know what that is or how it is achieved.

Fine dust free zone. I do not know what that is or how it is achieved.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Mall - Here is the flash library in the COEX mall. I think they actively encourage photos, taking books off the shelves to read them, and browsing with a dri

Here is the flash library in the COEX mall. I think they actively encourage photos, taking books off the shelves to read them, and browsing with a drink in your hand.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Mall - My dinner was something a bit different. Korean dumplings (mandoo/mandu) filled with eggplant and kimchi. There are 5 of them on the big plate, deep f

My dinner was something a bit different. Korean dumplings (mandoo/mandu) filled with eggplant and kimchi. There are 5 of them on the big plate, deep fried. Very nice.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Mall - Here is the running track! A strange idea because kids do run on it, as fast as they can, which must frequently end badly.

Here is the running track! A strange idea because kids do run on it, as fast as they can, which must frequently end badly.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Mall - And then after catching the subway back from an underground mall, I came up to the surface and into complete darkness.

And then after catching the subway back from an underground mall, I came up to the surface and into complete darkness.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Mall - Tonight's neon on a hill.

Tonight's neon on a hill.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Mall - I decided to walk up the middle of the road and inspect the buses.

I decided to walk up the middle of the road and inspect the buses.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Mall - And tonight's final pic, the red carpet launch of a new Netflix show that features a girl with a tree root growing out of her head. These days there a

And tonight's final pic, the red carpet launch of a new Netflix show that features a girl with a tree root growing out of her head. These days there are more Korean shows than English shows on Netflix.
Tomorrow is not a hiking day. And neither is the next day as on Friday I am going to Daegu. I have planned this badly!


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