Express Bus Terminal Flower Market, and COEX Aquarium {Travel Thursday}

Last weekend we went off on an adventure to the Express Bus Terminal Flower Market in Seoul, and to the COEX Mall Aquarium.
Here Emmie and I are inspecting the merits of wool ribbon. I’m not sure Isaac sees any merits in wool ribbon…..

 There’s a great selection of trims here. (I’m wearing my knit cowl that I made a month ago and never blogged about.)

 There are lots of Christmas things this time of year even though Christmas really isn’t that big in Korea.

 I wanted to bring the white stags home, but alas they were not in the budget.

 There were tons of fake flowers in the Flower Market (we missed the fresh flower market, they close that by 2:00 pm)

 Next we moved onto the COEX Mall’s Aquarium, I heard great things about the aquarium before going, and it was relatively inexpensive for an aquarium at less than $50 for all 4 of us.

 My favorite part was the Dr Fish, they eat the dead skin off of your hands, and are used in pedicures here in Asia. You had to wash your hands, and then stick them through the small slits.

 It was the weirdest sensation to be nibbled on by tiny fish.

 It’s hard to see them through the plastic, but they were about 2.5 inches long and it was soooo ticklish.

 Emmie didn’t want to try it at first, but eventually was brave enough.

 It’s funny seeing North American animals in zoos here as exotic animals.

 I can’t read exactly what this sign says, but I’m going with the guess that these are NOT Dr Fish, and you should not put your hand in this tank.

 AH HA Piranhas! Ya, don’t put your hand in there.

 Oh, and Sharks.

 Isaac was pretty excited about the sharks!

 It was so dark it was hard to get a good picture of the big shark room.

 Isaac kept begging me to get shots of him in front of the sharks.

 I’m not sure what is going on with the wing display, but it was sparkley.

 You can see the difference between my kids, he has delusions of being an archangel, and she thinks she’s cutesy.

 Here is the touch pond, with a million starfish.

 Emmie mostly liked the blue ones,

 I’m pretty, sure she wanted to take one home.

 At the very end they had a shark to take pictures with.

 My boys obviously don’t know how to be eaten by a shark.

 How ’bout Emmie shows them how it’s done…….

 Yup, that’s how you get eaten by a shark!

Later that night we went to the Seoul Lantern Festival, but I will save that post for next week!

  4 comments for “Express Bus Terminal Flower Market, and COEX Aquarium {Travel Thursday}

  1. December 8, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I am pretty sure Emmie’s shark pictures are in the wrong order. The second one looks like she is trying to stop herself from going down, the first one she is already in… and not very happy about it!!

    Hope the faux flowers are less expensive than ours are here – went to buy some at Michael’s today and they wanted an arm and a leg.

  2. December 9, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Wow I love these pictures! It looks like you had a great time, and what a fantastic aquarium! You’re so pretty and I love that Emmy is wearing the coat and ear warmer you made her, they just looking stunning, so one off 🙂

  3. December 10, 2012 at 6:55 am

    nice photos with the sparkly angel wings & funny photos with the shark !

  4. December 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Dropped by from Project Run & Play – congrats on being selected as a designer! It’s so neat to see photos of Korea, as I am a 1.5 generation Korean American who hasn’t been back since I left when I was 2 years old. My girls are half Korean, half Chinese, born and raised in Idaho. 🙂 We have a small but tightly knit Korean community here, but I do desire to impart more Korean culture in them.

    I’m looking forward to following your blog!
    Blessings to you-

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