There was a ton of guys/guards in their Korean warrior outfits, we thought they didn't move like the guards at Buckingham Palace but we were sorely mistaken as one of them picked his nose.
[Shanes warrior face]
[The view of the City from the front of the Palace]
[Two cute Koreans dressed in the warrior gear]
[Two cute foreigners guards! haha! We had a stick fight!]
The water that surrounded sections of the Palace was frozen over and the Koreans were all over it playing random little games. This was a spinning top (that Matt is playing with), you hit it with this stick n string combo to make it spin. The little kids were going crazy for them. Also, there were tiny sledges on ropes floating around the ice, the kids parents were dragging them around. We waited around to get our hands on one but they were like golddust.
[Mwah ha ha. Caught this kid Mid-Fall!]
[There was also a circle of animal statues which represented the year you were born, mine was the year of the Ox but I prefered the horse statue]
Then we headed into Insa-dong market, which was really sweet. I bought lots of little trinkets!! The boys headed somewhere to find a bathroom, so Ashley and Myself checked out some little shops and stalls. Then we witnessed a "bum fight"! There was one of those preacher guys with a huge Religious sign on his back, carrying a microphone and speaker. Out of nowhere this homeless guy comes up and starts kicking him and slapping him in the face. After about 30 seconds of abuse from the homeless guy, a random Korean guy intervened and pushed the bum away. Then this American bloke walking down the street minding his own business got a kick and slap from the bum, although he retaliated by kicking him back and then walked off. Ashley and Myself were in complete shock, it was pretty hilarious. The boys were real pissed they missed all the action! haha!