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'Tis the Season for Gifts from Korea!

Posted on Tue, Jan 21, 2014 @ 01:15 AM

Ahh, the holidays. While it can be hard, as an expat, to be so far from family and friends during the holiday season, it's also a grand adventure. After all, how many holidays will you be spending in a different country?! For the past two years, I've been trying to make the most of it. And one of my favorite ways to keep myself occupied and in the holiday spirit? Gift shopping! Here's a look into where I'll be headed to pick up all of my gifts this year... 

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Tags: teaching in Korea, shopping in Korea, seoul folk flea market, bupyeong, dongdaemun, insadong, myeongdong, Holidays in South Korea, Transportation in Korea

Korean Time Warp at the Seoul Folk Flea Market

Posted on Sun, Jan 19, 2014 @ 01:30 PM

One of the things I've learned about Korea is that Korea loves markets. While I think I've done a good job of exploring as many markets as I can in the past two years, I'm kicking myself for just now making it over to the Seoul Folk Flea Market. It's kind of amazing, offering a glimpse into the past with a slew of antiques and vintage items, and you should go check it out as soon as you can

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Tags: seoul, shopping in Korea, markets, Market, flea market, seoul folk flea market, traditional market, tourist attraction

Visiting the Seoul Folk Flea Market in Korea

Posted on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 @ 03:58 PM

Once upon a time the Seoul Folk Flea Market (서울풍물시장) vendors set up shop around the Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul, Korea. Now they return each day to well-manicured squares of space within a recently built warehouse location. Some merchants refer to the market as The Ant Market due to its many moves over the years. Thankfully, a friend I met while teaching English in Korea and who is always in the know dragged me to the market a few weeks ago. I am very glad she did.

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Tags: a year in Korea, seoul, only in Korea, shopping in Korea, Market, advice, flea market, seoul folk flea market, Activities to do in Korea, Weekend activities in Korea

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