Studying Korean Dance @ The National Theater of Korea (국립극장)

They say that the best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in the country and culture the language originates from. Honestly this applies to just about anything. I mean, what better way to learn something than to go straight to the source? Traditional Korean dance is something I have always wanted to learn. I studied some forms of Korean dance in university … Continue reading Studying Korean Dance @ The National Theater of Korea (국립극장)

Royal Court Cuisine @ Seokparang (석파랑)

Recently, the boyfriend and I celebrated our 12yr anniversary. It’s become a bit of a tradition to find an interesting/unique place to have our celebratory lunch or dinner at. This year we went for a more traditional approach and found a hanok-style restaurant that serves traditional Korean cuisine. At the foot of Inwangsan Mountain, stands a lovely traditional Korean restaurant called Seokparang. Initially I chose … Continue reading Royal Court Cuisine @ Seokparang (석파랑)

Traditional Korean Food @ 시골밥상 (Sigol Bapsang)

I love Korean food, especially traditional style meals. One of my favourite parts of eating a good traditional Korean meal is all the banchan (반찬). Banchan refers to all the delicious side dishes that are typically served along with rice, soup and the main dish. Most of the side dishes consist of vegetables but they can also contain seafood, noodles and sometimes meat. Unfortunately, while banchan … Continue reading Traditional Korean Food @ 시골밥상 (Sigol Bapsang)

Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) is one of those places you don’t really think of visiting, until the day you do. Then you wonder how you went so long without visiting it in the first place. Well, this is probably because it is often overshadowed by its far more popular neighbours Gyeongbokgung and Changdeokgung. Also, unlike other hanok villages, Bukchon was not created as a tourist attraction, … Continue reading Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

One Day Hanbok **Relocated**

When a country boasts lovely traditional clothing, I think it’s only natural to catch the attention of the foreign eye and invoke curiosity. The 한복 (hanbok) is certainly no exception. For many tourists, the ideal Korean experience would include the chance to roam the grounds of an ancient korean palace dressed in a colorful traditional hanbok. Luckily, this experience has become more easily attainable as of late. Many places, … Continue reading One Day Hanbok **Relocated**