2015 Sinchon Water Gun Festival (물총축제)

Looking for some good summer fun? Check out the Sinchon Water Gun Festival taking over the main road! Just head out of exit 2 from Sinchon Station (신촌역)! Even if you don’t have a water gun, you can buy one easily from vendors at the station or on the street! Today is the last day of the festival, so don’t miss out if you have a free Sunday! Continue reading “2015 Sinchon Water Gun Festival (물총축제)”

Seoul Cheap Eats: 돈텐동식당 (Japanese Noodles and Rice Bowls)

I have a real weakness for Japanese soup noodles, so it’s not surprising that 돈텐동식당 (Dontendong Shikdang) caught my attention the moment I laid eyes on it. They have a  pretty unpretentious looking storefront, resembling one of those locally owned noodle shops in Japan that I’ve always fantasized about going to since my high school days. Somewhat disappointingly, they’re actually a small franchise, but at least the price seemed reasonable and the pictures outside looked tempting. When I met my friend in Sinchon (신촌) to eat lunch, I knew I had to take the opportunity to finally check it out! Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: 돈텐동식당 (Japanese Noodles and Rice Bowls)”

Seoul Cheap Eats: 자연밥상 (Korean Buffet Restaurant)

If you’re looking to chow  down on unnecessarily large amounts of food on the cheap, try out this Korean buffet, “자연밥상”. 자연밥상 (pronounced “jayeon babsang”) translates something to the notion of “natural meal”, which is somewhat ironic as there’s nothing natural about consuming food to the point your stomach can burst! The main selling point is their 6000 won lunch special, with dinner costing 9000 won. This review is only covering their lunch offering. Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: 자연밥상 (Korean Buffet Restaurant)”

Dessert Places in Korea: 설빙 (Sulbing)

Looking for a place to cool off? Check out the prominent dessert chain 설빙 (Sulbing)! They have all sorts of awesome looking desserts to beat the heat. They specialize in 빙수 (bingsu), which is a finely shaved ice dessert, but they have so much more to offer! Continue reading “Dessert Places in Korea: 설빙 (Sulbing)”

Karting in Korea: Paju Karting Land

Those looking to get a little adrenaline fix can check out Paju Kart Land (가트랜드). I’m actually a pretty big gear head myself back in the states, so I was excited to check out this place. The facilities and karts may not be (nearly) as good as their U.S. counterparts, but you can’t be too picky in a country where most people forgo fun to get an overly robotic education/job. I went there with the meetup group Karting Lovers. Check them out if you want to explore this track and others around Korea! Continue reading “Karting in Korea: Paju Karting Land”

1600 Pandas: An Epic Pandamic

With the gigantic rubber ducky having said goodbye to Seoul for quite a while now, the city has been a bit lonely without any animals made by artist these days. Luckily though, Seoul will be home to 1600 paper mache pandas, as a campaign to raise awareness on how many actual pandas are left in the wild. You have until the end of July to see them! You can click here to check out the main site.

Simply head out of exit 2 Jamsil Station (잠실역) and head south, make a left before the lake, and you’ll see it towards the left near the lawn area. Continue reading “1600 Pandas: An Epic Pandamic”

Restaurants in Korea: 미사리 밀빛 초계국수 (Misari Milbit Chogyeguksu)

After riding tandem bicycles with the visually impaired for Seoul Bean at Paldang Dam (팔당댐), we went to eat 초계국수 (chogyeguksu) at 미사리 밀빛 초계국수 (Misari Milbit Chogyeguksu). I heard it was a specialty in the area, so I was pretty excited to try it. Continue reading “Restaurants in Korea: 미사리 밀빛 초계국수 (Misari Milbit Chogyeguksu)”