Christmas Decoration Shopping in Korea

Christmas in Seoul is magical. Every year it seems like the city embraces the festive warmth of the season just a little bit more. The subway stations, streets and malls are all decked out in glittering lights, fully decorated trees and all sorts of grand displays. I think it’s safe to say that we could all use a bit of extra holiday cheer this year, … Continue reading Christmas Decoration Shopping in Korea

Better Than Your Average Rice Cake

떡뽁이 (tteokbokki) is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, Korean dish. Actually any dish served with 떡 (rice cake) ranks pretty high in my book. I love the soft chewy texture and the way it tastes mild on its own, yet can easily absorb the flavor of anything it is mixed with. Ah, it is truly a delectable delight. 떡뽁이 (tteokbokki) is a … Continue reading Better Than Your Average Rice Cake

O Christmas Tree

While Christmas isn’t as big of a deal in Korea as it is in other countries, its popularity has been growing among the younger generations and of course still holds meaning among the religiously faithful. Since I’ve been here I have seen a major increase in the amount of festive light displays and holiday decorations put up each year. I really enjoy seeing all of … Continue reading O Christmas Tree

Santa Run!

Ok so maybe not a run… more like a crawl, a pub crawl to be exact. Actually let me back this story up a little bit. Saturday evening I was in 홍대 (Hongdae) heading back home from Bau House with my puppy and boyfriend when we noticed  a group of foreigners dressed in Santa gear. It was a little random, but hey it’s Hongdae, I’ve seen … Continue reading Santa Run!

Lions and Tigers and Bears… OH MY!

There are toy stores and then there is something else entirely. I pretty much spent this past weekend in 압구정 (Apgujeong), so it was by accident that my boyfriend and I came across a really unique store. Hansa is a store that specializes in handcrafted stuffed animals and with Christmas right around the corner, is also decked out with a festive holiday theme.  Plushies plus Christmas? … Continue reading Lions and Tigers and Bears… OH MY!