$13 Dinner Date

Our cheapest but most delicious and memorable date at Namdaemun Market – the biggest traditional market in Korea. The KRW 5 Bibimbap! Simple and delicious!  KRW 3 meatball and vegetable pancake!  Delicious!

Bongwonsa Temple

My spirit was at so much joy and at peace in this place.  Such special, magical and majestic place.      

First Hike

Went for a hike yesterday late afternoon and we sweat like pigs! It was hot! The hike was fun but hot!  So we were told Koreans love to hike and most hiking places have tennis courts gym equipment around!  So crazy! I wouldn’t be playing tennis after a hike or get on the monkey bars…

First Home-Cooked Meals

Okay, they are store-bought ready meals! I just warmed them up 🙂  But not bad!  Way better than frozen dinners in the US! The Korean veggie pancakes and shrimp dumplings are tasty; and cooked rice is not bad either!

Dog Cafe

The first dog cafe we’ve been to here in Seoul!  It’s very impressive but expensive.  You must by a drink to get in to the room full of adorable dogs!  The drinks are at least KRW7! And if you like the dogs to come to you, you need to buy KRW 3 treats!  But overall,…

Pho Bay!

A great find!  Inexpensive and delicious Vietnamese food!  And it so fun to make your own spring rolls!  At first, it’s really a challenge and our first spring rolls were kinda ugly and funny looking.  Husband’s first and only attempt is complete failure as shown on the last picture! He soaked the rice paper too…

Short Hair!

Because I  just can’t stand my ugly curly hair with grey anymore,  I risked getting my hair done – cut and color!  Song, the hair stylist knows very little English!   I said to just cut about 2 inches only but she cut at least 4 inches and put short layers!   But she is…

Bread & Pastries!

We are not big rice eaters and we cannot live without bread! And thank heavens for Peter Pan Bakery!  They have branches all over Seoul and there is one just 5 mins walk from us!   So many good bakeries here!

Cooking Oil, NOT!

I made my first mistake and assumed that this is a cooking oil! The color looks like cooking oil and it has meat and fish on the label 🙂 ! So I assumed this is oil to fry meat and fish!  I poured it on a hot pan to cook scrambled eggs and it evaporated…

Water Gun Festival

And just how cool is that? Exploring the neighborhood around Yonsei University and we happened upon this ! And the kids, okay the millennials are very respectful of people who are just there to watch.  I still have to explore this neighborhood more!