Barry and Ted were the first to indulge in a few new things, and over the last few days I've caved in too. So all my efforts to travel light and buy as little as possible (so far on this trip I've bought 3 scarves for souvenirs and only a couple of necessary clothing items) has come to an end. Well, at least half of that is true; I'll still be travelling light, as tomorrow the postal office will send someone to our hotel with a box, tape, papers and a scale to pack and ship our personal items, including new clothes, to Korea for us. How handy. Wouldn't it be nice if Canada Post did that?
In addition to a custom suit, I got extra pants and a wool coat, then I managed to find two dresses and two tops....and I bought three pairs of shoes today: Nike running shoes for $35, suede boots for $30 and Geox slip-ons for $21. I LOVE those prices. I think I'll go back and get the little black heels tomorrow to go with my new suit and dress, then I can hit the ground running in Korea. As much as I hate parting with money, this was a bit of a necessary evil. I know we need some decent cloths for the chilly climate on our arrival. Plus, Koreans dress very sharply, and have little tolerance for slovenliness. Now if I could only find some nice jeans...
My sidekick, Molly was great help today and she was rewarded with a nice lunch at an Indian restaurant we'd been to with the Brandons. The boys spent the day running and biking and back to the garage for lunch.
I don't have any photos of my clothes, but here's a few from the pretty shops in the Old City of Hoi An. I love the lanterns, and would happily take some to Korea, but they're a bit tricky to pack.