As many of you know, Celessa and Luke (@theverydayjumpseater and @accidentallyluke) have been galavanting around South Korea this past week. In lieu of a travel article, we’ve opted to share a preview of our journey through a series of snapshots.
감사합니다 (Thank you), and enjoy.
Halfway there! Honolulu to Seoul-Incheon on Hawaiian Airlines. We were treated like first class!
Surprise flash flood as soon as we stepped onto Korean soil. Luckily there was a woman selling umbrellas.
Tiny alleyways filled with raindrops leading to Seoul I Guesthouse in Hongdae neighborhood.
Waking up the next morning to the sights, sounds and smells (so many smells) of Seoul.
First meal in Korea – Kimchi fried dumplings, dongchimi-guksu (cold noodle soup) and some steamed things. Yum!
Children’s art displayed in Insadong district.
Korean lunch at its very best. Bibimbap, grilled mackerel, kimchi … oh my.
Things you can do in Korea: CAT CAFES. Coffee + kitties + cafe. We named this little guy Wadsworth.
Getting ready for a night out on the town, Hongdae style!
The crew: Anindo from India, Randall from Alaska, Sariska from South Africa and Dan and Luke, brothers from Portland!
Noraebang = Singing room. South Korea’s version of Karaoke!
Noryangjin Fish Market, where you can bargain for fresh seafood and then have a local restaurant cook it up for you.
The seafood feast of all feasts. This is how you do Korea right.
Explore more. Love life. Eat adventurously.
Young women wearing traditional Hanbok at Gyeongbokbung Palace in Seoul.
Korean barbecue is serious business. Let’s do this.
A little weekend trip to the “Hawaii” of Korea, Jeju Island!
A little Buddhist temple on the steps of Sanbangsan Mountain in Jeju.
The sun sets over Jeju Island, and our week in South Korea comes to a close. Until next time! Anyoung hee gyeseyo!