Sunday, September 7, 2008

Reasons why Ilsan is awesome

Ilsan, I think we're starting to realize, is one of the coolest places to live in Korea for several reasons. One of them is because of La Festa, a shopping / cafe / restaurant district that is literally a block away from our apartment. It's the place to be every night, regardless of the day of the week. It's four stories high, has section A - F, and shows that Koreans put a lot of emphasis on "having a good time." For instance, after coming back from our long trip to Seoul yesterday (we were exhausted), we went to a board game cafe in La Festa where I taught Joe how to play Settlers of Catan (Banneker should be proud). Afterwards, I went shopping for clothes, we went inside a Cute Shop, and watched drunk people.

Here's a couple of other photos of La Festa:
































This is a placed called Western Dom (yes, they misspelled it). Same idea - tons of shopping, cafes, ethnic food, bars, movie theaters, DVD room, and so on.















Western Dom has some pretty cool architecture. Most of Korea is an artificial, concrete jungle, but places like Ilsan, which is relatively a new city, is filled with contemporary architecture, which to midwesterners like us, look futuristic.

3 comments:

Lesley said...

Cool photos. Glad to see you two are not short of fun and exciting places nearby to hang out at. How was Seoul?

jc said...

Seoul was pretty cool. We went to the flea market that consumes part of the city. Anything you ever wanted (especially clothing and fabric) for an extremely cheap price. At one area, I was stopped by a group of school girls so they could practice their English -I stick out like a sore thumb in Korea.

Lesley said...

haha you think?

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We are both living in South Korea teaching English as a second language to elementary aged students. We arrived in September 2008 to work at L*Bridge for one year. It's like a reality TV show without the cameras and obscene backstabbing. See you in 2009!