There are many areas yet to be discovered in South Korea. One of them is Myeong-dong street in Chuncheon. The city is located only an hour away from Seoul, but offers beautiful vistas of the mountains, lake and makes for a nice weekend getaway. On Myeong-dong, you will find a very popular food native to this city only. It is called dakgalbi, which is basically spicy stir-fried chicken with vegetables self-cooked on a stone table. Continue reading “Finding Dakgalbi in Chuncheon”
The best way to see a place is through the eyes of the locals. Whenever possible, I avoid hop-on buses and express tours. I like to explore cities by simply walking around and getting lost. But its always best to have a local person who speaks the local language and is familiar with the streets show you around.
I was away from home on Easter, in Seoul, South Korea. While Easter is not a recognized holiday in South Korea, it is celebrated at the American bases. Inside the US Army base, there are Easter egg hunts, elaborate brunch buffets and kids running around in bunny costumes. I visited the the Garrison Yongsan base, which is located in the center of the capital city of Seoul, and headquarters of US military presence in South Korea. Continue reading “Americans Celebrating Easter in Seoul”
After walking around the streets of Seoul for hours, my tired feet came across a sign for SPA, and had to stop. While South Korea is well known for its day spas (known as Jjimjilbang), another fun treatment to try is by Doctor Fish. My friend explained that hundreds of little fishes nibble on the dead skin off your feet. The result is you have a gentle foot massage. Continue reading “Doctor Fish”