Shabu Shabu, Acupuncture, Dak Galbi, Noribang

My 9th day playing tour guide in Korea was Thursday July 27th and I wanted to do something that wasn’t very touristy. So we went for acupuncture. How many tourists get stuck with needles and then get their bones cracked (chiropractics followed the acupuncture) on vacation? And that’s not to mention the machine-powered suction cups that bruise your back as they “massage” you and the foul tasting herbal drink you get when you’re finished.

So the acupuncture was interesting. I was warned not to have sex everyday because it was bad for my left kidney. I guess I’ll have to get that checked out…

After the acupuncturist, we went to my friend’s house where his three sons beat on my friend. Again, how many tourists get punched in the privates and beaten on the head while vacationing?

Meals that day were excellent. For lunch we had Shabu Shabu, thinly sliced beef that you boil in a spicy stew. That’s followed by noodles which you boil in the stew, and that’s followed by rice cooked in the stew bowl (my favorite kind of rice).

For dinner we had Dak Galbi or chicken ribs. This is also a little spicy and it’s cooked on the table right in front of you. Dak Galbi followed by rice cooked in the same pan as the chicken.

Then we went to a bar where we had a few drinks. Then we went to a Noribang, or karaoke room where three of us sang our hearts out for 3 hours. That was my longest noribang experience ever and I didn’t have much voice left when we were done.

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  1. MikeHu says:

    LOL My parents have that suction cup thingy at their house. Its so funny to see my dad walking around the house with circular bruises all over his back. I’ve given it a try also and I don’t see or feel what its supposed to do. All it does is leave circular bruises on my back. Acupunture is very good though. Everytime I hurt my hand or get injured, I use acupunture. For some reason, I think it works better than using painkillers. Even though I’ve had acupunture quite often, I still feel wierd when they stick me with a bunch of tiny needles and leave it in for a while.

  2. MikeHu says:

    LOL My parents have that suction cup thingy at their house. Its so funny to see my dad walking around the house with circular bruises all over his back. I’ve given it a try also and I don’t see or feel what its supposed to do. All it does is leave circular bruises on my back. Acupuncture is very good though. Everytime I hurt my hand or get injured, I use acupuncture. For some reason, I think it works better than using painkillers. Even though I’ve had acupuncture quite often, I still feel wierd when they stick me with a bunch of tiny needles and leave it in for a while.

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