The first weekend here I had made plans to meet my friend Sara at the Waegwon train station so that we could go to Daegu and meet up with our teacher J. At the time I really had no idea how to get to the station but was determined to figure it out - on Friday I ran into a girl from America who is teaching at the elementary school near my house. She told me that bus 111 should take me to where I needed to go. Success! I made it to the station, met up with Sara and off to Daegu we went.
J met us at the station and led us around town - it was still early so we started by looking around a few stores, made a stop at Starbucks and then made our way to Seomun 서문 market. It's a huge traditional market selling pretty much anything you can think of. Socks, jewelry, purses/backpacks, produce, fish - the list goes on.
There are also many vendors there selling food ready to eat. J wanted to show us some traditional dishes so we decided to have lunch here. We started with 오뎅 [odeng] which is a fish cake - kind of like a thick noodle simmered in a fish broth with green onions and served on a sick.