Five days in, I'm starting to feel a little more relaxed, not so tired, and a little braver! I've taken to the streets with my good walking shoes and my camera. I find that the older people don't want their pictures taken, and get out of the way when they see me coming! (smart move on many levels!)
Here's a list I'm sure I'll be adding to of things that will get you yelled at in Busan...
1) Don't get on a city bus with your metro card unless it's got actual money on it! I've never seen a bus driver get as upset as ours when we delightfully swiped our cards, took a seat, and then got yelled at in front of everybody! You see, here's where the language barrier rears its ugly head...you buy a card for 5000 wan, but that's only for the card...now you actually have to put MONEY on it...ok, NOW I get it!
2) When you shop at a market that reminds you of whole foods, try to remember that you are not at whole foods...while buying fruits and vegetables, apparently, you don't just walk it up to the register...first, you get yelled at by a clerk, then they take your fruits and veggies away from you (bad girl!) weigh them, put a price sticker on, return to you while mumbling something you wish you could respond to!
So that's today's story...if you know me, you know there's much more to come...now if you'll excuse me, i need to go to my translator to look up "later for you!"
Later for you too...