Tag Archives: Korea

#SummerVibes at Haeundae #Beach!

29 Jul

#Haeundae Beach! I totally lucked out 😊 My #hotel (#ArkBlueHotel) was only 2 blocks from the #beach, was cheap, and the staff were really nice! πŸ’• The beach was basically empty! In mid-July!!! So nice, soft sand, cold water. . . . gorgeous experience!

#Travel #Foodie! – Canteloupe Cereal

27 Jul

#Canteloupe cereal anyone?!?

Scale of 1 to 5 how delicious does it look? πŸ˜ƒ

Sea of Japan in #Pusan

20 Jul

14 . . . 15 the sea is green 🎀

*Remember that song 😎?

The view from the sea path up to the #skywalk. ❀️

#StreetArt – The Tin man family!

16 Jul

Y’all be happy to know that Mr. #Tinman has a family now! They are on #vacation from #Oz and stopped by #Seoul for a bit. They widh you all a happy #summer! β˜€οΈπŸ πŸ‡°

Next #Destination – #Korea!

13 Jul

Next destination – Seould and Busan! Crazy semester is finally over! Get achance to relax!

Dressed for #summer – coffee #fashion!

6 Jun

Good morning – this little guy is cheerfully dressed for summer!.

#Cafe on the Plan, #Seoul

4 Jun

One of my top 3 favorite #cafes in #Seoul is Cafe on the Plan in #Chungmuro District. Gorgeous atmosphere, good #bagels & #peachtea, and karge windows for watching the world go by. Chungmuro is more real-town Seould rather than Tourism Seoul. I love it πŸ’•

(Btw, my other two are Traveller’s Cafe in Ihwa Mural Area and Holly’s Caffe near Insa-dong.).

#KPOP sighting! ~ Target was flying fron ICN to Japan!

27 Apr

Excitement!

The new #KPOP band #Target were flying with us today to #Japan! We Checked in right beside them and then flew out on the same flight.

I hadn’t heard of them yet, but the Fan girls were out on force and brought me up to date πŸ˜€ 4th KPOP band I’ve seen on my travels!

Awesomeness!

#music #koreanmusic #pop #kpopband #instakpop #koreanpop #music #band

A #Korean Odyssey and the #Chinese Legends that inspires it ~ Princess Iron Fan

10 Feb

Original Chinese Characters and the Korean representations in “A Korean Odyssey”:

Monkey King ~ Son Oh Gong

*The Monkey 🐡King’s Chinese name is Sun WuKong.Β  Wu is the Chinese word for “5” while “Oh” is the Korean word for “5”Β  So Son Oh Gong is just a rewrite of Sun WuKong. πŸ˜‹

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The Monk Xuanzang ~Β Jin Seon-mi

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The Bull Demon King ~Β Β Woo Ma-Wang

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Drinks Around! #Alcohol and South #Korea

10 Feb

Glass of wine anyone? 🍷

Thought I’d drop a small Warning about alcohol for Visitors to #Korea during the #Olympics or well, visiting ever. πŸ˜€

Don’t get me wrong, the alcohol in Korea is good. But like #Baijiu in #China – you gotta be careful. One really famous Korean #drink is #Soju (μ†Œμ£Ό) which usually ranges between 20% to 40% alcohol, but can be as much as 50%. 😱 VERY strong. You drink it in shot glasses and moderate the intake. The first time I visited #Seoul, two boys in our group drank it like Beer and were deathly ill the next day (and they weren’t lightweights). It’s fun and a great #Cultural experience, but be warned πŸ˜‹

If you want a Good drink, but prefer something less likely to sterilize your insides, I recommend one of Korea’s Plum Wines. They are sweet and great to sip & enjoy! 🍾

Tip #1- Asian Culture (Including both #China and #Korea in my experience) is often built around the idea that an empty cup or plate is a sign the host did not provide enough. So if you don’t want them to keep pouring you more alcohol later, leave a medium bit in your glass. They are less likely to add to it. If your glass is mostly empty, thery are inclined to fill it back up.

Tip #2 – The more you drink at the beginning of the night, the more they’ll assume you can hold your alcohol and start encouraging you to drink even more through toasts. If you’re moderating, drink less early in the night. They won’t pressure you as much later.

Tip #3 – A lot of culture guides say you cannot refuse alcohol in cultures like this because it is ‘rude.’ That’s not true. In my experience in Korea, they were always understanding if I said I wasn’t drinking tonight. They usually just assume it’s for religious or health reasons and move on. Though it’s easier for women to avoid than for men.

If you are gonna party hearty, drink responsibly! Bring a friend who can make sure you A) get home, B) don’t accidently get in a fight or trouble, and C) don’t accidently offend the locals around you. πŸ˜€

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