Here's the problem.
I have a great idea for this Saturday's 2S2... except one thing. I'm double-booked.
See, I'm getting married in July ... you might have heard about this ... and Fiancoseyo (no. That's not working) Girlfriendoseyo set the tuxedo shopping appointment for this Saturday, at 3pm. Given that 2S2 meets at 2pm, it pretty much means that I could be there for about ten minutes before I had to split.
I love you all, my readers, and I care a lot that people get the connections they need... but I'm completely unavailable this Saturday.
So here's what I need: a friend who can fill in, and lead people around. I'll even plan out the thing, as long as I have someone who can hold a map and keep a group together.
You can read about 2S2 Suwon here, or at the 2S2 blog, once it's posted there; I hope 2S2 Wonju will be putting something up soon, and 2S2 Yongin/Suji also has a facebook page.
Here's my idea: about a 20 minute walk from 2S2's Anguk Station meetup, there's a fantastic market called "Gwangjang Market" where you can get some of the best jeon (seafood pancake), bindaeddeok, kalguksu (Korean cut noodle soup), and a whole swack of other old-style Korean foods - the kind of stuff that reminds Koreans of their childhood, all served up in little food-stalls. The prices are ridiculously low, the food's awesome soul-food - there's pig's feet, but there's also some awesome not-gross, cheap food like kimbap, chapchae, noodles, egg and fish-cakes -- all the best Korean cheap-foods you can think of. And the market experience is as authentically "Korea" as you can get. Read more here.
Here's Dan Gray, from Seoul Eats, my nemesis, describing some of the foods:
From there, right next to Kwangjang market is the Chunggyecheon stream, which is a nice stroll to work off all the food you ate, and if you're really ambitious, Kwangjang Market is not far from Jongno 3-ga station, where line 3 takes you to line 6, from which you can head down to the Seoul DJ Festival - I've gone before, and it was awesome. (learn more here, or here, or here)
So... any takers? Help a fella out!