Sinpo International Market
Traditions at Sinpo International Market date all the way back to 1885! As a result of political division, wars and unrest immigrants from Japan, China, Russia and even America settled in Korea. Locals took advantage of the growing population, and began selling vegetables in an open market. Over the next 100 years, this small and simple market grew to become...
Top Cultural Differences between South Korea and the USA
We have now been in South Korea for 1 full month! So naturally, it's time to answer the big questions like what exactly have we learned? In addition to learning to count to 1,000 in Korean and finding out it means nothing because the Korean language mixes Chinese numbers with Korean numbers, and that Korean Fried Chicken is quite...
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...
Rides Baby playing with brown bears at Everland in South Korea
Ever since we knew we were coming to Korea for the summer our family planned on spending a few days at the Tokyo Disneyland resort in Japan. We’ve been to every single Disney park across the world, and Tokyo Disney Sea is our favorite park! We didn’t put much thought into it, just knew we’d head across the peninsula...
What to expect living at the Incheon Global Campus in South Korea
We did absolutely zero research before coming to live at the Incheon Global Campus, which really isn’t much different than everything we do. We used our wits and prior experience to help us plan for what we expected to happen and decided to wing the rest. This is what we wish we'd known before coming. What to Expect Living at...
Maybe it was eating bugs, maybe it was running ourselves ragged, but we wanted treats today! These are our family’s favorite treats and snacks in Korea. The 10 best treats in South Korea! Our Family’s Favorite Snacks and Treats in Korea The 10 Best Treats in South Korea   1. Banana Milk | 바나나 우유 There are two places in the world you can get...
Spasis: A Korean Jjimjilbang with Kids
One of the things we love the most about summer is swimming. In fact, at the age of three last year Eclair won the cannonball contest at our local pool in the 6-10 age bracket! Summer just isn’t summer without a picnic poolside, bronzed skin and teaching the babies new mermaid tricks. So, we are struggling a little bit...
Toy Story 4 at the Movies in South Korea
Today we went to the movies to see Toy Story 4, which sounds simple, doesn't it? As an Expat in Korea, everything is complicated. If you think going to the movies in South Korea is simple, you are so wrong. Not just wrong, but so wrong. It doesn’t help that we don’t speak the language and that we are notorious for...
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...
Central Park Songdo with Kids in Incheon, Korea
During our adventure to Costco in South Korea on Day 2 we exited the subway station at Central Park Songdo and immediately our eyes were fixed on a massive art sculpture set inside a shallow man-made water basin. You can’t miss it. It’s comprised of three appendages sitting in the middle of the water and resembling something of three...