Robert’s Week in Seoul
Back in March, my good friend Robert came to visit us in Seoul. Unfortunately for him, the air quality was especially bad, but we still had a good time despite having itchy eyes and scratchy throats!
We explored: Insadong, some palaces, Jogyesa Temple, the National Museum of Korea, Myeongdong, hiking Namsan, the college town of Hongdae, the Trick Eye Museum (see pictures!), Namdaemun, Gwangjang Market 광장시장, Dongdaemun Design Plaza DDP, and Olympic Park. He also went on a DMZ tour.
Robert tried Korean BBQ (verdict: Maryland has pretty good Korean BBQ), kimbap, seafood pancake 파전, Kyochon fried chicken (“Why are the drumsticks and wings so small? Does the U.S. have giant chickens?”), bibimbap 비빔밥 (bibimbap in the U.S. has more meat and vegetables), sundae 순대 (intestines and rice sausage, sort of like blood sausage–> this was my first time trying it too, and it was pretty tasty!), a variety of red bean desserts (pretty good), and Robert’s all time favorite (just kidding! He actually couldn’t FINISH it- and anyone who knows Robert knows he finishes almost everything!) ddeokbokki 떡볶이 (rice cake in sweet chili sauce… Korea’s favorite snack, and my least favorite of all Korean food).
While I enjoyed taking Robert around Seoul, I also really enjoyed eating pizza and watching t.v. with him (just like the “good old days” when we used to work together)! 😀 (And, thanks to Robert, I’m super addicted to “The Mindy Project” show!)