Tuesday, July 21, 2009
On Sunday I went with a group of friends to another Korean experience, Dr. Fish. Dr. Fish is a Korean coffee shop with a entrance fee that strangely enough includes a bread bar consisting of white bread, french bread and dinner rolls. Whole grain is still catching on in Korea. Other than atmosphere and coffee the real draw of Dr. Fish is well, the fish! For only 2,000 extra won you can experience a fish "foot scrub". I had heard of this before I went to Korea and couldn't wait to get my feet in the sink were fish would literally eat the dead skin off my feet.
The experience was less ticklishness than I expected the fished tended to stay away from the soles of my feet and instead focused on my heels. Better eating I suppose. It didn't hurt at all, in fact if you closed your eyes it feels like a light Jacuzzi massage. However there was one fish, Jaws we dubbed him, who you could feel. It still didn't hurt but you could tell where that monster was chowing.
Downtown Daegu has plenty of sights and sound to puzzle a non-Korean. Believe it or not Dr. Fish is just the beginning. I'll leave you with this picture of two feuding cosmetic sales girls in their standard pink and yellow uniforms.