Tuesday, June 14, 2005

New to Cheonan?

Hi. If you're new to Cheonan, here's some info on this mid-sized city.

Across the street from Yawoori is a seven story building. Red Mango smoothies is on the second floor. On the seventh floor is a good pool hall with two pool (Koreans call it pocketball) tables. Nice view of the urban sprawl and they offer you French toast if you're feeling peckish. There are numerous bars, singing rooms, clubs, and billiard halls around the area.

It's a nice place to live, Cheonan, but it's not a tourist hotspot. There are lots of places to eat. It's like a neighborhood of the capital city. They were thinking of moving the capital here but there was too much opposition.

By bus it's an hour to the express bus terminal in Seoul. From the KTX to Seoul station, it's 33 minutes, but the KTX station is way out in the boonies. It's near the Asan border where I live.
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Other places to see are the big, bronze, busty Buddha (alliteration) and Independence Hall which is full of anger and sadness. Take the whole family.

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