Yeongdo, after dark!

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There's something magical, or maybe just mysterious, about my neighborhood, after dark!  I grabbed my camera and took a couple shots around my apartment a couple nights ago.  

Welcome to my neighborhood.

We don't have drive-through restaurants here. Instead, we have walk-up mom and pop Korean style joints!

There's a noraebang (karaoke place) on EVERY street near my apartment.  
On my tiny street alone, there are 4!


How'd you like to live down that alleyway!?

This is the main street that I walk up and down every time I take a bus or the subway somewhere!

I even have a beautiful view of Yeongdo Bridge and Busan Tower from my neighborhood.  This isn't the greatest picture, but I wanted to include it because I think it's a beautiful sight!

There are some scandalous areas on the island, and I happen to live right smack dab in the middle of one of them!  You've heard me talk about the "prossy (prostitute) van" that comes and drops off women to serve drinks strip at the karaoke bars across and next to my apartment every night.  With that said, it's not uncommon to see posters like these taped up on the walls. 

I love that there are ALWAYS people out and about in Korea!

This is one of the 4 Noreabang's / massage parlors on my street.

Old Korean women roll these gigantic seafood carts down the street and set up their restaurant along the harbor as soon as the sun goes down!  I'm ashamed to say that this area is less than a minute walk from our apartment and we've never eaten at one!  I'm gonna make it a point to eat here before we leave!  


... and this is the street I walk down, everyday, to get to work in the morning!

That's it for the night time tour of my neighborhood!  Hope you enjoyed it!
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George Baca
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Re: Yeongdo, after dark!

you got a shot of a dog restaurant. LOL. 


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Jill in Korea
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Re: Yeongdo, after dark!

Hey George, not on Yeongdo... but there are plenty in GUPO market. Here's a post I wrote a couple years ago about the dog market/restaurants in korea.  http://theothersideofthemoon2009.blogspot.kr/2009/11/dogs-on-black-market.html

Rutherford
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Re: Yeongdo, after dark!

In one of your alley photos the restaurant sign at the end reads 영양탕 (nutritious soup).  That's a dog soup shop.  So you don't need to trek all the way to Gupo to get some extra stamina.

Also, the "scandalous poster" is for a night club.  The sexy girls at the top are probably from the floor show they put on at those places, which can get very risque.

Jill in Korea
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Re: Yeongdo, after dark!
Oh man! Great eye with the restaurant sign! I'm kinda not surprised... There's a restaurant two streets down that serves whale! Ugh
George Baca
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Re: Yeongdo, after dark!

I can't believe you didn't see that. Underneath 영양탕 it has 개탕 written. That's unusual and it jumped out at me. Gupo is famous but dog restaurants are everywhere, if you look close enough. I live next to Daeyeon Subway stop (kind of hip area), and there are at least six within 400 meter radius (six that I know of).  Having it at the end of the alley, makes your shot. Nice photos!

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