Foodie Adventures in Seoul, Korea

Foodie Adventures in Seoul, Korea

Fellow Traveler and Kindred Spirit, Sharon, shares some of her favorite meals as she eats her way through Seoul, Korea. Try not to slobber on your computer :) (Click on images to enlarge)   activate javascript activate javascript activate javascript

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North VS South

North VS South

I have such split opinions about Korea. There are elements that I like, but more that I don’t. I think my observations have been tinted by the fact that I was in Japan before coming here. If I had come straight from the US, I’m sure I would find this place to be just as dazzling as I did Japan. I wanted to gain I insight into the situation with N. Korea. My parents begged…

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Turn of Events

Turn of Events

I had a contradictory day. I packed my backpack, left my cozy hotel room, which was really like an apartment (heated floors, stove, microwave, fridge, washing machine – $50/night…a splurge), and headed for the bus station to get a bus to take me to Seoul. I was kinda feeling like the people didn’t want me here. This feeling started the evening before when I went to mail my winter jacket and gloves home. Won’t be…

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Korean Lifestyle

Korean Lifestyle

After talking with my friend MJ, a local expat teaching English, and a fellow Texan, I got some really good insight into the South Korean culture and how they tick. Majority of the people live in giant high rise apartments complexes grouped together in clusters. Because they can’t show the wealth by means of their home, they wear their wealth. They tend to be a very self-conscious group of people. Very concerned with looks. Always…

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Japan to Korea

Japan to Korea

Today, I am leaving Japan. I will take a ferry from Hakata (Fukuoka) to Busan, Korea. The price is $140 for the 3.5 hour ride, but it’s cheaper than flying. I had my last meal of raw fish, seasoned beef and onions over rice, miso soup, pickled vegetables, and hot tea. I spoke my last words of Japanese to the lovely guesthouse workers, and ventured to the port. With immigration and customs documents completed, I…

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Funny Pop Culture

Funny Pop Culture

A bus ride here was an intense experience. They stop and go at such an alarming rate. Maybe it was because I was riding during rush hour, but I had a hard time staying on my feet, and so did the other riders around me. They slam on the brakes when a stop approaches and rev up the engines when the light turns green. So different than Japan where they turn the bus off at…

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