Robert’s Week in Seoul

Wearing handbok 한복

Wearing handbok 한복

We should have be seated facing each other...

We should have been seated facing each other…

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!

Alex and Robert at Insadong

Alex and Robert at Insadong with a macaron ice cream sandwich (yum!)

Changdeokgung Palace

Changdeokgung Palace

Jogyesa Temple

Jogyesa Temple

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.

Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ

Sundae

Sundae 순대

At Gwangjang Market

At Gwangjang Market

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).

Olympic Park with my selfie stick

Olympic Park with my selfie stick

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!)

Trick Eye Museum 1

Trick Eye Museum 1

Trick Eye Museum 2

Trick Eye Museum 2

Trick Eye Museum 3

Trick Eye Museum 3

Trick Eye Museum 4 (I really liked this photo)

Trick Eye Museum 4 (I really liked this photo)

Trick Eye Museum 5

Trick Eye Museum 5

Trick Eye Museum 6

Trick Eye Museum 6

Trick Eye Museum 7

Trick Eye Museum 7

Trick Eye Museum 8

Trick Eye Museum 8

Trick Eye Museum 9

Trick Eye Museum 9

Trick Eye Museum 10

Trick Eye Museum 10

Trick Eye Museum 11 (this one won an award for best optical illusion)

Trick Eye Museum 11 (this one won an award for best optical illusion)

Trick Eye Museum 12

Trick Eye Museum 12

Trick Eye Museum 13

Trick Eye Museum 13

Trick Eye Museum 14

Trick Eye Museum 14

Trick Eye Museum 15

Trick Eye Museum 15

Trick Eye Museum 16

Trick Eye Museum 16

Trick Eye Museum 17

Trick Eye Museum 17

Trick Eye Museum 18

Trick Eye Museum 18

Trick Eye Museum 19

Trick Eye Museum 19

Trick Eye Museum 20

Trick Eye Museum 20

Trick Eye Museum 21

Trick Eye Museum 21

Ice Museum slide

Ice Museum slide

 

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2 responses to “Robert’s Week in Seoul”

  1. Dennis says :

    I love those pictures at the museum!!!! I need to visit you guys in Seoul 🙂

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