On Sunday the three of us went to another area of the city for lunch at a well-known noodle place. There was quite a line, as it is very popular. However, we appeared to be the only non-Korean people. There were three lines, one for each floor of the restaurant. We didn't have to wait too long. As soon as we sat down, they took our order and brought it almost immediately. We all had the same kind of soup with noodles, meat and dumplings. It was delicious. I'm not a huge kimchee fan, but there was some on the side and I did eat a piece.
A big thing here is cat cafes; there are several in different areas around the city. We stopped at one to have some tea/coffee after lunch. Everything is very clean and orderly. You have to take off your shoes and put on slippers; they wash your hands when you come in; lint rollers are provided, but there really wasn't much cat hair that we could see or feel. The cats were mostly rescues, we were told. There were several Persians and other breeds, and one very pregnant female. I chose these two for their coloring; the second one is reminiscent of Smokey, a longhair/Persian blend cat we had in Charlottesville for 17-18 years.
I have never been anywhere that I've seen so many skin-care shops; there seem to be several in every block in the shopping areas. This one is the first building in Itaewon as we head off base.