Category South Korea


7 Hour Layover in San Francisco Before Going Home

And it was time to go home. After two weeks in South Korea, it was time to go home. We managed to each fill up our suitcases to the maximum weight allowed (from all the shopping we did), barely managed to get our suitcases into the car, and off to the airport to go home. Before […]

Wedding Photoshoot in Daejeon, South Korea

If it was not for my friend, Katie, I never would have made a trip to South Korea (at least not within the next couple of years). The moment she told me she was getting married, I decided that I was going to go to her wedding and of course be a part of the wedding as much as I could. And that meant making myself present at her wedding photo shoot too. Thank you Katie for letting me share your pictures, most of these pictures are taken by me but I have some of the official proofs to share as well.

Trashcans in Seoul

After only 2 weeks in South Korea, there was 1 thing that got me extremely excited when I stepped back onto American soil. Trashcans! Yes, it’s odd. It was nearly impossible to find a trash can on the streets of South Korea making it almost stressful. On a regular day during our trip in South […]

Jeju Arumdaum Resort – located near Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak)

I was originally only looking for guesthouses near Seongsan Ilchulbong (Sunrise Peak), knowing that we were going to have to wake up super early to go see the sunrise. After  browsing through several websites, we decided to splurge and found this little resort. Our biggest criteria was to have a private room for three girls. […]

South Korea Beauty Product Shopping (Wish) List

Before going to South Korea, I tried to do a little bit of research by finding out more about the myriad of South Korean cosmetic brands etc. but after arriving (and stepping foot into Myeongdong) my research did not feel sufficient. There are just too many different brands and too many products from each. I came home with a suitcase full of new things and yet there are things I wish I got and things I just want more of! Read more for my list!

Chinese Food in Korea: Jjajangmyeon 짜장면

Jajangmyeon (자장면; 짜장면; jjajangmyeon), is a noodle dish topped with a thick sauce made of chunjang (a salty black soybean paste), diced pork and vegetables, and sometimes also seafood. Jajang (alternately spelled jjajang), the name of the sauce, is the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese characters 炸醬, which literally means “fried sauce.” Myeon (also spelled myun) means “noodle”. Source: Wikipedia This is actually a Chinese Korean dish, found in Chinese Korean restaurants […]

LOCO Curry: 로코커리 – Garosugil

After turning onto the gingko tree lined street of Garosugil we stopped for lunch before our vigorous hike stroll through Garosugil — I mean our shopping trip. Check out my previous post about Gangnam and Garosugil.

Parking in Plate: Unique Italian in Seoul 파킹인플레이트 – Myeongdong

After a long morning of shopping in Myeongdong, we were ready for lunch. Having been in South Korea for over a week I was ready for something different. We asked one of the tourist help people for pizza and pasta and they recommended Pizza in Plate. Where (Phone Number and Address): 070-8828-8253 8 Way 21-5 […]

Kopitiam: Singapore Toast Cafe in Seoul

I studied abroad in Singapore for a year and I came back with a love for Singaporean cuisine. Being in San Diego, I honestly don’t get my fix of Singaporean food (ever). Does anyone know where I can go in Southern California? Anyways, being in Asia (I know, it’s a big continent but I’m getting a […]

Hello Kitty Cafe: Hongdae

We went to the hongdae outlet, but there are several in located in Seoul and in other major South Korean cities. We walked by the another Hello Kitty Cafe in Samcheong-dong but it wasn’t opened at that time (I think that location was cuter).