Category Archives: Korea

End of Year Three on the Road & Happy New Year!

When I used to live in the States I would go to my parents’ in Pennsylvania for Christmas and return to Manhattan for New Years Eve.  But ever since I started traveling in 2010 somehow I managed to be somewhere … Continue reading

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Good Eats in Korea: 녹두빈대떡 BinDaeDdeuk

I’m continuing my Korean food discovery posts today with 녹두빈대떡 NokDuBinDaeDdeuk (bindaeddeuk for short), savory pancakes made with ground mung beans.  To try “one of the originals” I went to 종로빈대떡 Jongro Bindaedeuk, a place that’s been around since the … Continue reading

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Korean Folk Village: 민속촌

I’m not a big fan of theme parks or artificial experiences in general.  I don’t much care for zoos or amusement parks for that matter.  When it comes to foreign cultures or history, I prefer trying out things in natural … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Path: Naksan Park and Mural Village in Seoul

Knowing that I love to take long walks everywhere I go my aunt wrote down for me a walking trail in Seoul she researched a while back.  I’d put it away somewhere along with maps and brochures and whatnot, and … Continue reading

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Good Eats in Korea: 매운탕 MaeWoonTang

A friend recently sent me a link to a piece written by Zagat entitled “8 Korean Culinary Staples You Need to Know.”  Reading it made me realize how little I knew about what “real Koreans” eat everyday before coming here.  … Continue reading

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Two Movies and A Concert

I think it’s been at least a year or even longer since I last went to the movies.  But they say when it rains, it pours…  Last week I went to see two very different films at two very different … Continue reading

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Another Birthday Comes and Goes

Last year this time I was traveling through Spain and Portugal with my family after having celebrated a big birthday in Tuscany.  I can hardly believe a whole year has gone by but when I think back to all the … Continue reading

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