Our Korea Trip during Studio Renovation Crafting Break
Posted on December 4, 2015
Hello Guys, during our crafting break we traveled to Korea to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. It was so wonderful and we would like to share it with you. We were quite a foodie couple, so most of our time we were hunting for Korea’s delicious dishes. Our trip is filled with hunting for the delicious street food because as a wise man once said, one can really savor the original flavors of a nation found in the city alley while enjoying the scenery of local culture. So, here is our short journey in Korea.
In the first day we walk around our hotel and found this lovely tent at the side of the street. Like a little gem in the city, you can find various snacks inside.
traditional street snacks nearby campus
The lady said that because we stayed in Sinchon city, a university area where most resident are students, the tent is usually crammed in the afternoon. You should definitely try Tteobokki and Gimbap.
just before university lunch break
The second day, we were on our quest on search for Line Cafe in Garosu-Gil..In Line Cafe, tourist local & international were over-crowding the place. We got a bit astonished for the fact that in Korea, commonly most people use Kakao Talk as a chat application to communicate instead of Line. But the enthusiasm of visitors gave a different impressions.
Waiting for a drink in Line Café Counter
The next day, we spent our afternoon in Lotte Mall. At night, we strolled through the traditional market in Gwangjang where people can take joyous pleasure in adventurous food. The sight of the traditional food here was a bit overwhelming for me as one can found various unimaginable dishes from raw pig head to a live octopus. But truly you cannot get the display of korean food culture anywhere else than here. This place is definitely worth a visit.
Gwangjang Food Market at Night
The fourth day of our stay, after early morning pray in Myeong-dong cathedral, we took a leisure walk along the prominent alleys where lots of stores that sell beauty products, accessories and souvenirs are there. IT WASS SOOO FUN..We were so busy shopping around that we finally forgot to take a pictures about the shops (sorry guys!). But look at these street food jewels we found in around the area.
Cake (egg, peanut, sunflower, almond)..HMMMM..
Satay of Octopus
FINALLY, 23rd of November is the day of OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. We travel to Seoul Lock tower where people come and bring a lock that they can write their name on and locked it as a symbol of love commitment that once locked will not likely to unchained.
Witnessing hundreds of love lock in Seoul Tower
This one is ours!
We spent our day walking around the beautiful scenery around Seoul Lock tower that day.At night, we have already booked a traditional korean room where we can experienced the feeling of living in a traditional Korean house. We got a pleasant surprise gift from the owner of the hotel for our anniversary.
Photo with Owner of Haemil Hanok Experience
Handcrafted Korean art (our anniversary gift )
After that wonderful night, the next day, we go on foot around the village to indulge in the scenery of traditional Korean culture
Bukchon Hanok Village Scenery
It was wonderful, but because the village is actually up in the hill, we felt a bit tired of walking around the village so, we decided to take a rest and we went to Hanok Center around the area. The Haemil hotel owner suggest us to take a traditional dress photo there. And when we arrived, we were so excited because they have a complete collection of any kind of various traditional Korean clothes. Sooo we opt for a traditional wedding dress to celebrate our Anniversary.
YEAYYY!! Here we are wearing Korea Traditional Wedding Dress
The last day we were in Seoul, we went to Everland and Samcheongdong street.
Christmas Parade in Everland – It’s coming!!
Korean pie (highly recommended!) and fish satay
Sooo, here they go, the overview of our anniversary celebration to Korea. Thank you for sharing with us!
Seoul Cultural Center
Next Blog we will share with you our craft journey in Korea.
Greetings from Korea