American Town in Songdo, South Korea
Yesterday we finally and officially answered a lot of our questions about Songdo, The World’s Smartest City. That’s where we are living during our tenure in South Korea. During our research we found out about a little place called American Town and today we set out to find it with visions of hamburgers, apple pie and baseball dancing in...
What is it Really Like Living in the World's Smartest City?
Do you know what happens to a person when they go without bingsu for two entire days? I will spare you all the ugly details, but it ain’t pretty. We are over our summer colds, so we ventured out today to get some bingsu. I don’t even know how I’m going to live without this stuff when we leave...
Bamdokkaebi Night Market with Kids
We continued our bug eating adventures on Day 45 in Seoul, South Korea by the Han River at Bamdokkaebi Night Market. Bamdokkaebi Night Market is a lively family friendly market that includes local sellers, dozens of food trucks, live music, a water play area and beautiful views. It is located inside Yeouido Hangang Park along the Han River. Day 45...
Namdaemum Market
We’ve still got three weeks left in Korea, but our time is winding down as it becomes increasingly hard to do much during the school week after Gabriel gets out of class. Travel time is a huge hindrance to accomplishing much if we don’t get out the door first thing in the morning. Today we are calling it a...
Mommy and Me Baby Jjimjilbang
Week 6 we slowed down just a little bit and crossed a few more things off our list to do that we wanted to see, do and experience in South Korea. Things like visit Gangnam and dance like Psy in Gangnam Square, check out an indoor petting zoo where savage meerkats attacked our daughter, and see what it's like...
Eating Bugs in South Korea
Today, we have been itching to head back to Namdaemun Market to a) eat bugs in South Korea and b) buy kids clothes. On the plus side, we discovered several more things we love about Korea; on the flip side Namdaemun Market is not what we first thought. Day 45 South Korea Family Travel Journal: Eating Bugs in South Korea 남한에서 벌레를...
Mommy and Me Baby Jjimjilbang
After today, my mouth hurts from smiling too much. I’ve been grinning ear to ear ever since Molasses and I spent our Mommy and Me activity for the afternoon at the Baby Jjimjilbang. Between finding Bingsu, Korean Shaved Ice, yesterday, and the Baby Jjimjilbang today, I could live here quite happily for some time. The only thing missing in...
Korea's Best Kept Secret: Bingsu
Today we discovered the most amazing thing about South Korea, and I think probably the best kept secret. I know, I’m big on superlatives, and this country has so many redeeming qualities that to pinpoint just one is a bit of a disservice. In this instance it’s 100% deserving. You might see it called Patbingsu, or Bingsu for short,...
How Not to Celebrate the 4th of July in Korea as an American Expat
We have had some pretty epic 4th of July celebrations! One year, we flew to NYC to take the kids to the hallmark 5th Avenue FAO Schwarz store for a spontaneous 24 hour trip. All the way home we watched the fireworks from 30,000 feet. Another year we spent the summer in Annecy, France and pushed our celebrations out...
Petting Zoo in Korea
The average household in South Korea is comprised of 2.5 people. Obviously that means that the average family has less than 1 child. Yet, there is more kid stuff here than I’ve seen in any city across America! There are zoos, playgrounds, toy stores, and kids cafes up the wazoo! So for our kids, that means they practically get...