Korea 2016 : Ann-Yeong Seoul

It was our last day in Seoul. This trip was more about taking things slow and since this was our second take on this city, it was more relaxed. Not much emphasis on documenting but more of spending time together. Some last minute shopping as I always enjoyed the long Korean spoons. We took away…

Korea 2016 : Japanese Food in Gangnam

The irony but she did want to eat this, so I was fine with it. Gangnam was your uptown street. There is a lot of shopping opportunities. Dinner that day was fried chicken at Chir Chir in Myeondong. You just have to have beer with fried chicken. Chimaek!              

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…