I enjoy quirky, and I enjoy silly. Living in Korea, I've had countless opportunities to embrace both of these, but I've found the grandest display of ridiculous to definitely be in the form of the "trick" art museums. I've visited two different ones, and I must say -- if you enjoy acting like a kid and posing for outrageous photos, then this is a place for you.
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One of my favorite things to do in Seoul is to scope out a new spot for brunch. Living in Korea has a tendency to really make me crave an American breakfast, and it is a little hard to find in Busan unless you plan on cooking a brunch feast yourself. Many of the restaurants in Seoul offer a brunch menu, and after a weekend vacation, brunch really hits the spot.
It was Hangeul Day recently! So, we teachers were awarded the best surprise gift; a mid-week Wednesday day off. A day trip was quickly thrown together and we happened to notice that a Lantern Festival was happening not too far from Busan, in Jinju.
Welcome to the summer capital of South Korea! I really won the jackpot when I was offered a place in Busan to teach. It is gorgeous here, and with my weekends and most of the day free, I have plenty of time to explore. Since summer is just around the corner (right after the rainy season), the weather will soon be prime for beach time.
If you had asked me when I first came to Korea, about my ideal night on the town, chances are I would not have mentioned dressing up as a pirate. A couple halloweens ago, I decided to dress up like a pirate, eye patch included. I had a rip roaring good time and longed to don my pirate garb once more. But I couldn't repeat costumes every halloween! So, when I heard about a pirate ship party in Busan, I was pleasantly surprised and more than ready to jump aboard.
One of my favorite things to do in Korea, especially right after payday, is head into Itaewon (In Seoul, Subway line 6, exit name is Itaewon) and just spend a few hours walking around taking advantage of all the area has to offer. Itaewon has tons of things to do any time of day: shopping, restaurants, bars, foreign markets, etc. Here are 5 reasons why you should travel over to this area (links included!):
With about 70% of the Korean peninsula covered with mountains, the hiking culture dominates the the Land of Kimchi. In my spare time from teaching English, I went for a short hike up Mt. Dobongsan near my home a few weeks ago. I have a ways to go if I want to start calling myself a "hiker", but here are my thoughts thus far...