Half Day DMZ Tour with Kids
There was no way we were going to come to Seoul, South Korea and be within 30 miles of North Korea and not cross the border into the land of no return and the most secluded country on the planet. What kind of parents would be if we didn’t give our kids, and ourselves, this most incredible and rare...
Venice Canals in Songdo
Much of the artificial city of Songdo, South Korea is modeled or recreated after famous landmarks located in other parts of the world. Incheon’s Central Park is supposed to resemble Manhattan’s grand green spaces; eh, sure. Songdo’s Convention Center is supposed to resemble Australia’s Opera House; yeah, I can see that. Songdo’s Canal Walk is supposed to resemble Venice;...
Mistakes on Muuido Island
So far we’ve lost a phone at a restaurant at the Hyundai Premium Outlets, a backpack on the Subway, a scooter at a Subway station, and now a phone in a taxi cab. Korea is too good to us and every last item has been returned to us by day’s end. Nevertheless, we’ve got to stop doing this and...
Giant Slide in Korea Square 1 Mall
By now, we’ve had our fill of shopping centers and markets, but when we heard about an American Style mall with a Giant Slide plunging through the center from top to bottom we kind of, sort of, had to go and take the whole family. Plus it is free! Day 51 South Korea Family Travel Journal: Giant Slide and American Style...
dream city in korea
Korean Fried Chicken is the number one thing that draws people from all over the world to visit this tiny peninsula the size of the state of Indiana. Okay, maybe I'm just speaking for our family, but there is nothing like Korean Fried Chicken anywhere else on the planet! It's perfectly spicy while also balancing a sweetness that punches your...
What is it Really Like Living in the World's Smartest City?
Since the day we’ve arrived here in South Korea, we’ve been fascinated by the culture of this incredible country. This is the most culturally distinct place we’ve ever lived or traveled to. We’ve been asking ourselves since day 1, how does a typical South Korean family live? That’s not the easiest question to answer, however, because one thing we’ve discovered...
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...
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. Namdaemun Market Beondegi: Eating Bugs in South Korea 남한에서 벌레를 먹고있다 We really dragged our...
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,...