Have you heard the good news? I will be in Florida from July 1 to July 22 (or so). After that, I’ll meet Jessica in London, and we’ll visit my family in Edinburgh. After a few weeks there, we will head to Belgium and the Netherlands. Jessica has an aunt in Brussels who we hope to stay with, and we are thinking of renting a place in Amsterdam for a few weeks. We’ll have to be back in HK at the beginning of September to start work again.
Anyone want to join us, at any point? The more, the merrier. Flights to Europe at that time should run $500-$700.
In other news, we’ve had a few cases of H1N1 in Hong Kong. I think a high school was closed a few days ago. But at this point no one is really worried anymore, right? I certainly wouldn’t like it to ruin my summer holiday. Also, we had the Dragon Boat Festival this week; you can see some pictures on Jessica’s blog.
Anyone want to buy my old fat-form NDS? It has an R4DS chip, so you can download “homebrew” stuff off the internet and play them! I’m trying to get $80 from it, to fund a new NDSi. Obviously, it works fine and there’re no serious or noticeable scratches.
Here are the last of the pics from Korea! Yeah, that took a while. If you think that’s bad, I don’t think I’ve posted all the pics from my Australia trip and that was… well, I think I remember seeing dinosaurs there.
On Day 3 in Korea we went to the DMZ. The whole thing is theme-park-like, as I think the pictures will demonstrate.
We spent the remainder of the day in the fucking awesome COEX Mall. They have a store with just puzzles. I nearly wet myself. And a store with just plastic models. And a store next door to that with just plastic Gundam models. Floor to ceiling. They also have an aquarium, similar to the one in Sydney.
After the mall we went to the hostel we booked in Myeongdong, an area of Seoul that is as hip as our friend Joe advertised. For example, there are about two cafes on every block… I reckon there to be at least eight coffee chains in Seoul. Yes, this is my metric for “hip”. (It also helps that they have a larger-than-life statue of Gandalf the White.)
We spent the fourth day relaxing; we walked to a few temple/palaces nearby. I had a waffly fish filled with cream. Or something. It was tasty, that’s all that’s important. That night, we had dinner with really cool people that we met at the hostel. Sadly, it was American-style decorative sushi or something. Everyone else was sick of Korean food!