As is common with travelling, Andrea's plans didn't all pan out exactly as anticipated, therefore rather than arrive on Monday night, he came on Sunday. What that meant Andrea was that he had to first make his way across Daejeon to spend some time at the Mullens' home before returning to '519' Galma-dong. And, common to CouchSurfers, he was more than flexibile in working within the Harrington's Sunday night plan.
After a game of Catan, a few sips of Soju and much conversation as Daejeon friends met and mingled not only with Andrea, but also with our darling French CouchSurfers.
Monday, the Harrington's made their way to work and wished their Surfers a pleasant day in Daejeon. Andrea took the day to explore a local Asian market offering some great stories and food recommendations to the Harrington's upon their return home. With only one day left in South Korea before returning to Austria, Andrea wanted to eat some of Korea's best, the Harrington's knew just the place!
Loaded up on the 113 the trio made their way to Gung-dong near Chungnam University wound their way through the streets and lights and settled into their all-time favorite pork restaurant. A fellow EPIK Teacher, Paul met the trio and the four enjoyed saucy pork with garlic, onions and kimchi in a lettuce wrap before ordering the highlight of any meal at 'Ssada Pork Villiage', the rice! Rice at this pork restaurant is what keeps the Harrington's coming back 2 - 3 times per month on average. The rice is first mixed with the left over pork sauce, kimchi and bean sprouts - once the perfect mix is created a well is created in the rice, a cup of cheese is thrown in, tin foil encloses the rice dish, cheese melts and within minutes diners are discovering a cheese volcano and fighting to have the most ooey, gooey goodness in their rice bowl. The perfect final meal in Korea.