Korea 2016 : Itaewon and Hongdae, Seoul

Itaewon is known for it’s melting pot of international residents. It is very evident by the bars and type of cuisines available here. Tapas and bars fill the area. Look before you cross. After Itaewon, it was off to Hongdae, an area near Hongik University, teeming with youth and exuberance.          …

Korea 2016 : That is TOO MUCH to eat!

The last trip in 2014, we did not get to eat the royal meal, known for a huge array of dishes. This time, we had to. The table was ready. Started off with some porridge. And then…. More….. Pause. This was awesome. The food kept coming. Interval 2. I am getting stuffed. Food quality was…

Korea 2016 : Insadong, Seoul

Insadong in Seoul is known for arts and crafts. The streets here are lined with many galleries and opputunities to purchase art supplies and souvenirs. Always a good time to make a wish for 2016, a new year. Is this guy following me? I was getting hungry. Time to look for food.      …

Korea 2016 : Ice fishing in Hwacheon

We have a long day. Early morning and we got some coffee and breakfast in. It would be a 2-3 hour travel time to get to Hwacheon for the ice fishing festival. After an hour plus riding on the highways towards the outskrits of Seoul, we arrived in Hwacheon. Aptly decorated streets where ice fishing…

Seoul, Korea 2016 : I Want To See Snow!

And she said : I Want To See Snow! We booked tickets and though it was not a guarantee, we headed to Seoul for winter. This was the second time in Seoul and as the flight flew in, we saw the outskirts of Korea covered in snow. None in Seoul though. It was a homecoming.…