It is hard to believe that it has been a whole 2 years since our toes first touched down on the Korean peninsula. In that strange and mysterious way that time has of expanding and contracting it has felt simultaneously much longer, yet somehow contained in the blink of an eye. I love those beginning […] "Continue reading"
It turns out that I am a back alley kind of girl. This was something that I didn’t know about myself until we moved to Korea and began to travel through Southeast Asia. Give me food stalls, stacks of dumplings steaming on street corners, wobbly stools, plastic chairs pressed up against cement walls, narrow passages […] "Continue reading"
Where is the place where two rivers meet? Dumulmeori… Two watery heads converge, making one. Liquid expanse meets distant mountain, and all around a sea of green. Lotus, lotus, everywhere… "Continue reading"
We entered the market and walked straight into a tide of kinetic energy. A steady buzz, A jostling of elbows. Nimble fingers press dough into perfectly shaped mandu. "Continue reading"
High above. Gaze out and over the city. Hundreds of buildings rise up- repeating patterns of grey and white blocks. It feels bustling, even from here. Not far beyond: the soft blue of mountain silhouettes. "Continue reading"
Unlike most memorable bars we’ve found in Seoul, we didn’t just stumble upon Weird Pharmacy. We sought it out. We were enjoying ourselves in Itaweon when several well-dressed men handing out roses caught our attention. Attached to each rose was a business card with enough information to be intriguing: “Hendricks Gin, Weird Pharmacy, @ Flower […] "Continue reading"
Like Alice and the rabbit hole, we kind of fell into this place. It is a little corner spot, filled with Tim Burtonesque artwork, rockin’ tunes, and hypnotic surf videos projected onto a large screen. Oh, and let’s not forget to mention the amazing selection of beer! "Continue reading"
Ascend a flight of stairs: up, off a busy street in Itaewon and enter another world. "Continue reading"
There are a few iconic dishes that one shouldn’t leave Korea without trying…one of them is the beloved dumpling called mandu. Steamed mandu (찐만두), fried mandu(튀김만두), meat mandu (고기 만두), kimchi mandu (김치만두), wang mandu(왕만두), or jjinppang mandu (찐빵만두)… "Continue reading"
Food always has a story to tell. Like magic, certain smells, flavours, and meals have the power to transport us through time and space. Whether it is a fleeting snapshot from personal memory that is evoked; or a larger, more encompassing tale that describes a culture, or colours a country and its people. Food is […] "Continue reading"