13 quirky things about Korea

We have been living in Korea for over 2.5 years now and my friends and family back home are always asking us to share our experiences living here.  Throughout our time here we have definitely noticed little things that we find very interesting and/or amusing and very different from back home.  Originally I was planning…

Samgak Pizza (Namyeong, Seoul, South Korea)

Next up on our list of places to eat on “Passion Street” or “Passion Island” is Samgak Pizza.   As the sign in their window states, “pizza is the best triangle in the world,” and having a place downstairs from our house is awesome for those non-cooking nights! Samgak Pizza (삼각핏자) 43-23, Wonhyoro 1(iI)-ga, Yongsan-gu,…

Dall Pasta (Namyeong, Seoul, South Korea)

Recently a string of new establishments has been popping up near our house.  This area is known as  “Passion Street” or “Passion Island.”  As the new places come up, we have been slowly but surely checking them out one by one.  Surprisingly, some of them are quite good!  So over the next few weeks, I…

The Market Kitchen, Four Seasons Hotel (Seoul, South Korea)

Well last week was a big day for Scott and I, well really I mean for me….it was my birthday! And no, I won’t be divulging what number birthday it was, but let’s just say I’m over 21, lol.  Scott had the great idea for us to visit one of the nice hotels in Seoul and…

Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan (to the Summit)

So now that you know our thinking on how to tackle Mt. Fuji and the things to know before you go, let’s talk about how our trip up the mountain actually went.  We had started our trip to Japan with a few days of sight seeing in Tokyo (topping over 20,000 steps each day) and…

Climbing Mt. Fuji, Japan (Things to know before you go)

There is an old Japanese saying that says a wise person will climb Mt. Fuji at least once in their life, and since living in Seoul, we’ve had quite a few friends who have traveled to Mt. Fuji and made the climb.  The same Japanese saying also states that only a fool would climb it twice, so…

Okinawa, Japan (Things to do and eat)

The main reason for our trip to Okinawa was to get some rest and relaxation.  We purposely planned it so that most of our time was spent on the beach relaxing and relax we did! It’s amazing how great it is to sometimes just take it easy and rest and recharge. Okuma Beach Our beach…

Okinawa, Japan (Things to know before you go)

Okinawa is made up of multiple islands located in the southernmost prefecture of Japan,  Due to it’s location, Okinawa enjoys pretty temperate weather year round and consequently is known for being a great beach getaway. Aside from the great weather and the beaches, it is also very conveniently located for those of us in the…

Weird foods – trying Japanese horse meat sashimi

We arrived to Kawaguchiko today, one of the five lakes of Mt. Fuji. We were so ravenous by the time we got there, so we  decided to visit nearby Houtou Fudou to try their signature noodle dish.  While perusing the menu, I saw horse meat sashimi and since Scott and Cathy wouldn’t let me to…

What can you get for $1? (Daiso) 

****Update as of June 2017**** Daiso has just opened a new store in Myeongdong.  Why is this so exciting you ask? Because it is 8 stories high, I think it’s the largest store in Seoul!!  To get there and see all 8 magical floors for yourself take the subway to Myeongdong Station, take exit 2….

El Pino 323 (Seoul, South Korea)

El Pino 323 has relocated from their Mapo-gu location and moved into Itaewon.  The restaurant is a welcome addition with their delicious authentic Mexican dishes.  We decided to visit El Pino 323 last Saturday and of course were not surprised that the restaurant was packed.  The restaurant is currently undergoing it’s soft opening, but the…