When Aclipse helped me get placed at a Chungdahm branch in Incheon in November 2011, I immediately started doing my research. I was pleased to see that it's the third largest city in Korea and it's next door to Seoul -- meaning popping into the city for weekend adventures would be a cinch. However, I quickly noticed that there's a serious lack of Incheon-coverage in the blog world. So, I present, in no particular order, my top 5 spots to check out in Incheon!
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A cheap way to eat after a night of drinking in Seoul. A small glimpse of what the city has to offer while teaching English in Korea.
How to order and eat:
- Ddukbokki (rice cake) drowned in red chili paste usually served with fish cake, be careful of the spicy level !
- Sundae (blood sausage) can be served with the ddukbokki sauce if asked for
- Oedang (fish cake) can be taken from a soup of radish and crab, top with a soy sauce and eaten from the stick
- Kimbap (sushi rolls) are sliced and can be dunked in the spicy chili sauce or consumed as is
- Fried goodies are usualy 4 or 5 pieces for $2 that are deep fried, cut up for your enjoyment
"When I see an adult on a bicycle I do not despair for the future of the human race." -H.G. Wells
I'm sorry, I cheated on a previous blog post. I recommended a bike ride along the Han River in Seoul as a fabulous Spring activity if you are living and teaching in Korea, yet my feet hadn't connected with pedals in almost a year. In an attempt to redeem myself, I along with two friends, ventured into Seoul this past Sunday and were successful in renting bikes and having a grand and glorious day. We saw kites, kid cars, bball players, swan boats, speed walkers, unicyclers, tandem bikers, gardeners, and dancing toddlers to name a few. Everyone was out on the river this weekend and you should have been too.
Time is running out. Please stop saying, "Yeah, we will have to do that some weekend." I have exactly 6 weekends left in Korea and each is pretty much full from 8pm on Friday until late Sunday afternoon. I am lucky in that many of my friends in Korea are also leaving close to my departure date. We are all in a rush to eat lots of kimchi, find Psy socks to bring home and most importantly soak up each others awesomeness before we depart for homes scattered all over the globe. And oh yeah, I still have to find the confidence to make a jjimjilbang date. Umm, a little help please?
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This is yet another restaurant edition to my blog. I know I'm teaching English in South Korea and should be trying all the different kinds of "exotic" foods Korea has to offer, but sometimes I just need my time away from all the Kimchi and barbeque.
If I wasn't so busy trying to take advantage of my weekend trips while teaching English in Korea, I would get myself a dog in a heartbeat. I have a dog back in America and I miss him so much. Sometimes I have an urge to go and get a dog, but I end up stopping myself by planning a trip.
Seoul is a massive, incredibly successful city that is susceptible to America's obsession with image and price tag. The Louis Vuitton is ubiquitous and a night out in Hongdae could include a Ferrari or Lamborghini driving slow through narrow, pedestrian-filled streets. But all my favorite experiences while teaching English in Korea have been ones that center on the culture of Korea that have nothing to do with the last 50 years.