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...
Maybe it was eating bugs, maybe it was running ourselves ragged, but this morning two out of four kids woke up with a runny nose and a cough. We skipped church and rested both Sunday and Monday. That meant no bingsu, no churros, no hotteok, no sweet and spicy Korean fried chicken, and no Korean Chinese food, no corn...
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...
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,...
Hot Air Balloon Ride at Lotte World_
Since this is our last week in South Korea before Gabriel starts teaching, we wanted to spend today as a family at South Korea’s other famous amusement park: Lotte World! It was mostly a disaster. Day 15 South Korea Family Travel Journal Lotte World When we went to Everland we took a taxi both ways. It was an added expense of $150,...
Sinpo International Market
Oh my heavens, I’m exhausted. We had such a fun day today exploring the Jung-gu district of Incheon. This area houses so many interesting places of interest, and like everywhere else we only scratched the surface. There is the Youth Mall Snowflake Village, Dapong Catholic Church, Sinpo International Market, Sinpo Fashion and Culture Street, Naeri Church, Incheon Art Platform...