Square 1 Mall in Korea
We headed back to Square 1 Mall with kids again today. Remember, the one with the Giant Slide? That was not the original plan, but Bingsu got in the way. Oh, how we love Bingsu. In fact we just ordered a shaved ice maker from Amazon to arrive when we get home. Bingsu may forever be the reason we...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Riding an Elevator in Korea
Elevators in Korea are torture chambers. They are slow, they don't stop at the floor you want, the doors don't open or close on their own, and most importantly there is some unsaid hierarchy to riding them and operating them that we will never understand. If you know and recognize the evil schemes of Tyrone Rugen, Prince Humperdink's count...
Chinatown in Korea
Our family activities have taken a huge nose dive since Gabriel started teaching, and we’ve settled into a bit of a nice routine where Gabriel teaches in the morning and Molasses is just beginning her early afternoon nap by the time he is done. It’s always an impossible choice between going out for a family activity or letting the...
Family Park in Incheon, South Korea - Jungang Park
Today in the Songdo Branch at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 11 people attended the branch. Six of those people were the Diapers On A Plane family. The remaining five consisted of two missionaries and their one investigator, the Branch President and someone who was just meeting a friend after church. Or in other words,...