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Asia » South Korea » Seoul August 5th 2019

The Gwanjung markets is an undercover clothes by day/food by night market. The Netflix series ‘street food', the Seoul episode, focused on this market and one proprietor in particular. We had a snack of kimchi + meat dumplings there, washed down with a cold Cass beer, before heading off to another stall to have Toppoki (rice cakes with chilli pepper sauce) and Gimbap, a Korean type of nori roll filled with beatle leaf, rice and vegetables. While we were eating, we noticed photos of British chef Gordon Ramsay , and as we left, the owner insisted on feeding us more gimbap like she did to Gordon! Afterward, we stopped by a really nice craft brew pub near our hotel which was blasting K pop videos! The next day, we headed off early to wander around the ... read more
Gwanjang market
Photo of Gordon Ramsay wating at Gwanjang market
Bukchon Hanok villiage

Asia » South Korea » DMZ August 2nd 2019

Trip 2019 has gotten off to a great start. Bill and I arrived to Seoul on a warm, humid evening. After a swift immigration and baggage collection we boarded a KAL Limousine bus to our hotel in downtowan Seoul (Jung-gu). We wandered around neigbouring Myeongdong distrct to familiarise ourselves and search for something to eat. Myeongdong was everything I expected – dazzling lights, a plethora of shops (in particular K-beauty cosmetic shops) and a bustling street food scene. We finally settled for authentic Korean crispy chicken and beer, the air conditioned restaurant a respite from the opressive humidity. An early start for our tour of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom the next day. Earlier in the week, I had received an email from the original tour I had booked a ... read more
3rd inflitration tunnel
Panoramic view of North Korea
On the way to the Dora observatory

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju July 8th 2019

One day art night __Dein Night Market in Gwangju I felt like sharing my trip in Gwangju, SouthKorea in the hot early summer season. My love, a favorite is an art. walking alone around Gwangju city which is called as an art city to find a small gallery places or special exhibition held in the museum is my precious moment for me. Gwangju is actually full of art around the whole city. If I head to downtown, easy to find a small museum or taking a look around to find something new in Asia culture center. In a nearby, there is one market, Dein Night Market which is known as the Night Culture Market, the most famous tourist market in Gwanju. I found the art there. After watching playing baseball at KIA champions field ( Korea ... read more
cute food street
small gallery
small Gallery

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju July 8th 2019

July 8th Get excited D-4 for a swimming championship in Gwangju I'm actually living in a place, Gwangju, South Korea. However, I still feel as if I keep traveling around the city with living, so I decided to start to write my long Journey. These days, since the most heated Swimming championship. FINA 2019 is coming, whole around Gwangju city and citizens get excited about the big worldwide water festival. Around the city, the various festival has been held to welcome FINA. Last time, My friends took me Kpop music concert where BTS or Twice (KPOP idols) were coming and we were screaming at each moment even though I was not a big fan of K-pop idols. Gwangju is the first city which hosts FINA swimming championship in South Korea. This city is one of the ... read more
ACC Asia Cultural Center
Suri and Dari

Asia » South Korea June 24th 2019

Going from point A to point B without fear of getting lost had been no longer a problem for people like me who has poor sense of direction, thanks to google maps. South Korea although having very cheap and probably the fastest internet access do not have a full functioning google maps. You can see the blue dot in there but the accuracy of your destination is not very dependable nor that dot actually seemed not to be going anywhere. So there was always a sense of panic that we are getting lost or my two kids will soon be reaching their walking quota and started whinging before I found our next destination. I feel so unsure but at the same time I do not want to take a cab when I know our destination is ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Jeju April 22nd 2019

Our first stop on this island was at a museum which demonstrated all the cultural things of Korea. Nicely done and mercifully not too long. Loved the grandfather god carved out of volcanic rock for protection. Got one for the bottom of our garden! Not as big as the one in the photo I hasten to add! Later on at the coast we had to use our imagination yet again to see a dragon in a rock. We saw the dragon , a crocodile and a koala! Don't think we were supposed to see all these! Finally a trip to the local market. These are always good as the fresh live fish on show are fascinating as well as the bizarre meats. Back on board we are celebrating Easter with Easter egg display. We missed the ... read more
Stefan and volcanic pizza oven!
Grandfather god
Crocodile maybe??

Asia » South Korea April 6th 2019

Ah Korea, my old friend. As we approached the runway at Gimpo Airport, flying low over the Nakdong Estuary where I used to live in Busan, a wave of excitement hit. It's been a few years since I was last here - a holiday with Amy and some friends 4 years ago. Prior to that I lived here back in 2011, teaching English to elementary school kids. I loved my time there, so it's always exciting to come back and revisit some of the old haunts, and to see how the city and country have changed. It was peak cherry blossom season in Busan, and much to Amy's delight every single road from the airport to our hotel in Nampo-dong was lined with cherry trees in full bloom. We'd gone from being showered by snow falling ... read more
Cherry blossom fever at Gwangalli in Busan
Sending our breakfast to the restaurant upstairs
Outside Jagalchi Market, Busan

Asia » South Korea » Jeju » Jeju-si March 29th 2019

Jeju Island 3-22-2018 Jehu Toi thuc day luc 3Am va di bo den phi truong may 35” de bay di Jeju luc 7:05AM. Do bo mat 35’ vi sang son khong co taxi va xe bus. Jeju island rong 1,848 km2 band 1/150 Vietnam. Dai 73km rong 31 km. Thuoc South Korea. Co 621,000 nguoi song tai day. Dong duc nhu Viet Nam.voi 316 nguoi tren km2. Co 2 thu tieng noi tai day la tieng Jeju va tieng Korean. Da so la dan Korean song tai day. Jeju duoc tao thanh boi nui lua cach day 2 trieu nam nen o day co Vocanic tube dai nhat the gioi goi la Majanggui. Roi thi co nhieu park va beach dep. Dan chung song nho vao tourist. Da so tourist den day la Tau cong chiem ... read more

Asia » South Korea » Gwangju January 12th 2019

Hey everyone! l hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! As many of you probably know already, l was able to travel home for the holidays to visit the family. l have signed on to teach for another year here in Korea, and during the negotiation of my new contract, I was able to get a little over a week off to go home and visit my family for Christmas. Just for fun, I wanted to keep my visit a secret from Sarah, although at times it felt like she was basically the only person who didn't know I would be home for the week of Christmas. There were a few occasions when the secret was almost revealed. She kept asking when I would be home next, and finally I told her I would probably ... read more
Christmas at the McGee's
Ben and Jerry's with Lianne!
Before going out

Asia » South Korea » Seoul January 5th 2019

Art is mightier than sword, and politics... read more
The sword of Soeul

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