While in Korea our small group explored Deoksugung Palace, the smallest of the royal palaces. The buildings were the traditional red with green beams and intricate details, and the palace grounds were landscaped with trees and ponds into a beautiful green space in the heart of seoul. We took so many pictures with the autumn colors that are impossible to find in Okinawa. When we started to feel chilly despite our coats and hats we popped into one of the many Starbucks all over the city for a warm drink. It was interesting walking out of the gate of a fifteenth century Korean palace into a modern American staple.
Korea had shisas everywhere like Okinawa, but theirs looked more like a dragon-dog and derpy too!