Yesterday was our first day at Lexis for the study section of our journey. We arrived early after a pretty crowded subway ride and got stuck straight into it. The students all seemed to have a good time and by the end of classes Anna, their teacher, seemed pretty impressed. After classes the students were set free to explore and find their own lunch. This was the first time they really had absolutely free and they all seemed to revel in it. After lunch we all went to Gyeongbokgung, the ancient royal palace (click here). You can now get in for free if you wear a Hanbok (Korean traditional dress) so every third person is wearing one and there is a thriving business of Hanbok rentals surrounding the palace nowadays.
After the Gyeongbokgung we all went to Insadong. Insadong is an area of Seoul famous for its artists and traditional crafts. Yesterday it also happened to be the site of a BTS exhibition. BTS (click here) are a boy band from Seoul who addressed the UN last week and spoke about peace, compassion, social justice and human rights, and absolutely no-one laughed at them (Trump Joke!) While we were walking in Insadong we met a famous TV actress who asked us to have our picture taken with her (shouldn’t that be the other way around?!?) Anyway, a great day and a good night had by all. Any night that ends with pork belly BBQ is a good night :-)