I have the honor to introduce my first guest post. Well, not really… When my mom was visiting me over the holidays, she vigilantly wrote a bunch of emails to my family back home. I’m posting a short excerpt of one of our cafe excursions. Enjoy!
Hanok houses are absolutely sublime. It’s a shame that Koreans are replacing them with bland high-rise apartments. However, there are places where you can stroll through the walled mazes and see them well-preserved …
Some things are meant to be. Like second chances. They come around, staring you in the eye, even when you don’t know they exist.
On my last walkabout in Seoul, I found a restaurant– Petra Palace– that made falafels amongst other mediterranean dishes, but my experience was not so great. The falafels lacked character, flavor and spice. When I take a bite of a falafel, I want to inhale the Middle East!
For a weekend traveler living in Korea, Seoul makes my blood race. Sometimes there’s an ongoing list of things of events taking place or sometimes, I just have to create my own ways of having fun.
Fortunately for avid K-drama fans, you don’t have to waddle up the steep cash for a tour guide. The Korean Tourism Organization helps Korean drama addicts connect to the film locations of their favorite show.
He was the first person that greeted me when I walked through the door of our Indian restaurant. I let out a partial shriek…
Within the past few months I’ve successfully satiated various comfort food cravings- from hummus, soy chicken nuggets and edamame; however, it’s the falafel that’s remained elusive. My deep-fried chickpea craving has become a delight gone unfulfilled. Thanks to Seoul Eats and their post, “Vegetarian restaurants in Seoul”, I finally got to cross falafels off my list (well, sorta…).
October seemed to be the month for festivals and… scintillating art. Perhaps this country isn’t just all world heritage sites, bundegi (my silkworm arch nemesis) and traditional crafts. Maybe it can swing with the likes of New York City, Los Angeles, Venice, Basel, etc… jet-setting continents to bring together brow-raising shows.
If last month was a sample of the future, then Korea might be on the rookie list of international contenders. I took in three world-class international art/performance exhibitions; one of them was even in.. (gasp) Daegu!