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2016 Traditional Korean Liquor and Food Festival

We just updated about a Makgeolli and International Flower Festival happening in April, but we have another heads up about a Korean Liquor and Food Festival scheduled for the weekend of May 19-20th.  This one will be happening in the heart of Seoul at the Namsangol Hanok Village, and will feature all kinds of Korean alcohol and food pairings.


The Miracle Morning at the Jindo Sea Parting Festival

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Late last Friday night a mish-mashed group of new and old friends and I boarded a tour bus and took the red-eye nearly 6 hours South of Seoul to spend a weekend in Jindo: the site of “The Miracle Sea Parting” and the accompanying festival.  The real miracle was that someone was able to wake me up for our 4 AM briefing and departure from the bus.  Once I was up and at ’em, however, I was happy as a clam.  We’ll get to those later!

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Goyang Makgeolli Festival 2016

The blossoms are blooming and we are mid-way through this year’s cherry blossom season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more flowers to be amazed and take selfies in front of!  And what better way to enjoy the spring air and newly sprung flowers than with some makgeolli in hand?  Thankfully someone else thought of this winning combination, and made a festival specifically for flowers & makgeolli.


Korean Cherry Blossoms

 


These days, Holi is a worldwide event. It’s often known as the...











These days, Holi is a worldwide event. It’s often known as the festival of colors or festival of sharing love. In layman’s terms it signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.


For 11,000₩ you can crack open a chocolate dinosaur egg dessert...















For 11,000₩ you can crack open a chocolate dinosaur egg dessert (공룡알빙수) at Dala 100% Chocolate in Seomyeon.


Burgers at Battery Park

Seoul, South Korea — It has been a while since my last restaurant review. So here goes another one. After a tiring morning exercise at Bears Town Ski Resort, Danny and I headed to Dongdaemun to meet up with his aunt. We strolled around Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) for the nth time hoping to find… Continue reading Burgers at Battery Park

Cherry blossom trees are blooming, which means that Spring is...













Cherry blossom trees are blooming, which means that Spring is here! I love seeing all the beautiful pink flowers, even though they don’t even last two weeks. Maybe that’s what makes them more special?


Spa Land is the most expensive but probably the best jjimjilbang...







Spa Land is the most expensive but probably the best jjimjilbang (찜질방) in Korea (and likely, the world). It’s located in Shinsegae, the world’s biggest mall, so as expected, Spa Land is huge, clean, and modern. They have hot rooms, cold rooms, salt rooms, and a bunch of other rooms that are all good for you in some way. 

You can hang out with your friends and family everywhere but the baths, which are single-sex only. 


Your Guide To Preparing a Spring Picnic in Korean Way

CC0-photo-2004Spring time is finally upon us and the warm weather has arrived in South Korea! Now gather your friends and family members, grab a big picnic blanket, prepare a delicious lunchbox and go outdoor!


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