The smell of the market was really incredible! I've never been a lover of fish, so the odor was overwhelming for me and I was feeling a bit sick by the end of the short walk through the outdoor section of the market. However, the variety of sea creatures was really cool to see, I didn't even know what most of the animals were or what they were called! There were some famous shops that were well-known for selling whale meat, which a brave soul in our group who tried it described it as "good, but chewy".
By the end of the evening everyone was pretty tired and departed back to our hotel. A few of us went out to get some coffee and tea and another group went out drinking, but all-in-all it was a very packed day! I think everyone slept really well that night!
|The sign reads "Korean Meat" in Korean on top and "Sliced Whale Meat" in Japanese on the bottom. The sad (or cool?) part was that I can read and understand both languages! :D|
|The whale meat itself. It actually doesn't look too scary, but for some reason, whales are just one of those animals I can't bring myself to eat.|
|Slicing the whale for people to try.|
|Cat cafe right next to "Little India".|
|The broth is so ridiculously hot that it cooks the meat in less than 30 seconds once placed in the liquid. I literally sat there and watched the meat cook in front of me, which was pretty cool!|
|That's all for now! I'll begin posting Day 2 either later tonight or possibly tomorrow, it depends on how tired I am after my class :)|