Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spring in Korea

We have throughly enjoyed the beauty of Spring in Korea so far.
Flowers are in bloom in every green space you can find, beautifully painting the streets and parks of Korea. 

Sinsi-do Island

Recently, we had the opportunity to go on a church picnic, to Sinsi-do Island.

We had a great time with friends and seeing a new place in Korea.

We realized/learned many things we arrived at Sinsi-do. 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Dinner in Korea? Butterfinger Pancakes

Butterfinger Pancakes

The first word that comes to my mind is delicious. Truly any American should give this place a try if your missing IHOP, Denny's or even your mommas' homecookin'. It will be a close contest to who's the best. Located in Jeongja-dong, Butterfinger pancakes has an extensive menu of, not just pancakes and breakfast, but also amazing salads and desserts. Don't miss out!

Mexican Food in South Korea: Las Margaritas

 We have found the closest thing to Mexican food in our little home Jukjeon, South Korea. And being from Texas, We have some true authority on this topic. :) It is REALLY good.
The owner James is from Vancouver and is an experienced chef and business owner. He is really reaching out to the foreign community in his restaurant, as well.
 The service is just as amazing as the delicious chips, salsa and sour cream.
We would definitely recommend the fajitas, our personal favorite. They are served on a sizzling skillet, with lots of delicious steak, chicken and vegetables. The fajitas come with guacamole, cheddar cheese, flour tortillas, sour cream, salsa, spicy ranch, refried beans and spanish rice. I highly recommend a trip to Jukjeon just for a taste. It is conveniently located on the popular restaurant row.  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dak Galbi...Yummy

Dak Galbi is an amazing experience for any forigner living or traveling through South Korea. Dak Galbi is an amazing mixture of vegetables, chicken and spicy red bean paste. It is a combination not to be missed.

Here are some pics for you to savor....

Two stories I find interesting....

I just thought about posting some local Korean news to the blog....This is a post comparing two stories. Enjoy

Bullet Train to Put Anywhere in Korea in 90 Minutes' Reach

Expansion of the KTX bullet train network will make it possible to reach any major city of the country within an hour and a half by 2020, in theory permitting workers to commute from any part of the country. 

The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs on Sunday said the rail network expansion plan is aimed at drastically boosting efficiency and connectivity by 2020. 

According to the plan, the high-speed sections where the KTX can run at a speed of more than 230 km/h will be expanded about 6.4-fold from the current 368.5 km between Seoul and Busan to 2,362.4 km crisscrossing the country by 2020. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Tress Have IV'S!!!

When we first saw this, we were very confused.....It turns out that it is just sugar water...but still, its strange.

Current Inflation in South Korea

South Korea inflation soars to a 29-month high in March

Rising food costs are threatening growth in many of Asia's biggest economies
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Global Economy

Spanish jobless level rises again
US jobless rate hits two-year low
Eurozone unemployment rate falls
Irish banks need extra 24bn euros
South Korea's inflation rate hit a 29-month high in March as higher fuel and food costs continued to push consumer prices upwards.

The Consumer Price Index rose by 4.7% in March from a year ago, according to the statistical office.

This is the second consecutive month that inflation has been above the central bank's maximum target of 4%.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Loving Hut

For those vegans out there in South Korea...there is a Loving Hut in Jukejeon.
Loving Hut is a completely vegan restaurant, 100%. We had a great 5 course meal for two, for just 30,000 won. (which is equivalent to around $28.00.) Here is some pics for you to savor....

Angel in Us Coffee

Heather and I have really enjoyed this coffee shop with its comfortable chairs and great service..but most of all its club sandwich set.

Korean Fact #11: Old ladies in Korea, are called, "ajumas," and usually have feisty personalities.