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Classic Korean highway rest area’s food you must not miss!

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Driving or taking a bus on the highway is the cheapest way to travel Korea. However, it takes pretty long time to drive, making drivers tired and hungry. So let us introduce Korean highway rest area’s food you must eat in order to lighten up your driving! The number of menu being served in many Korean highway rest areas is increasing, yet there are steady-selling menus that highway visitors enjoy a lot. These are the menu you must try!


Taking Chances


Morning Mists

Morning Mists

After hitchhiking to Daehan Dawon during the early hours of an autum morning, I set up and captured the fabled mists of Boseong. This wasn't my only attempt at the shot, the weather let me down on the other occasions; and so it was incredibly gratifying to finally get the shot I envisaged.

Away from the Tourists

Away from the Tourists

Lugging my gear out of the park and off into the serenity of the surrounding hills of Boseong, South Korea was the perfect decision. Much as the tourist-friendly section of Daehan Dawon Green Tea Plantation is beautiful in its own right, eschewing the well trodden track meant I could watch the light fade out uninterrupted.

5 Amazing Bingsu Desserts in Korea

My favorite thing to eat in the blistering hot Korean summer is bingsu. I’m not a huge fan of hot weather, so this popular dessert of shaved ice milk and assorted toppings is a perfect way to cool off. Starting around May you’ll see new businesses that open just for the summer, and you can assume that most of them are bingsu places. This summer I’ve noticed that a specific chain called Sulbing 설빙, which originated in Busan, has spread throughout the country. I’ve seen Sulbing or a ripoff version of Sulbing even in small towns in the country! We realized when we filmed this video that the two videos we’ve done about this tasty treat have both featured mango bingsu, so we decided to ask some friends to send us some pictures of their favorite bingsu around the country so that we could share it!


Cooking with tea traditionally

 Available on Amazon.com (which ships to Korea taking a month or so to get here) or from Seoul's What The Book which take about 10 days to arrive, Mistress Oriku : Stories from a Tokyo Teahouse describes the life of Mistress Oriku, owner of a teahouse in Tokyo's now famous Asakusa neighborhood.

Saturday in Seoul: Let’s have a tea party & play dress-up.

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A few close friends recently completed their year of teaching in Korea and returned home to the US. Although it was sad to see them leave, their last few months here were full of new adventures in Seoul. They made a list of things they wanted to accomplish before leaving The Land of Kimchi and I am glad they were serious in completing this to-do list. One Saturday, instead of heading into Seoul to experience the plethora of shopping and dining opportunities that we love, we ventured to a new part of the city and found our way to a traditional Korean hanok (home) where we, for less than $20, learned how to properly drink and serve tea and dressed in hanbok clothing.


Coffee Break

 


7th Busan International Tea Cultural Festival

This coming Friday I'm pleased to be covering the 7th Busan International Tea Cultural Festival.
It will be held at the Busan Cultural Center (Busan Moonhwa Waygwan) This August 31st to September 2nd. A fine way for celebrating and taking the edge off after the typhoon that is hitting here rather quite soon.

Among many other things there will be booths covering Tea Incense, Tea Savories, Tea Art, Japanese Matcha Tea Ceremony, Flower Arrangements for Tea Services, Buddhist Tea Offering Ceremony...

Busan Tea and Craft Fair

Drop by while you can! The Bi-annual Busan Tea & Craft Fair is on at BEXCO. Interestingly enough it coincides with the Cafe Fair also going on at BEXCO. However, unless you are going to join a coffee franchise I suggest you drop by the Tea & Craft fair: Theres lots of stuff you can buy for your home or as gifts !


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