Seoul, Day 3

Annyeong haseyo! We wanted to go back to Yang Chul Cooking (the same place we went to Wednesday night for a cooking class) for lunch, so we started out day 3 by heading to Sinsa station. We got there early, so most places were closed, and we just walked around. The first area we were … Continue reading Seoul, Day 3

Seoul, Day 2

Annyeong haseyo! Day 2 dawned with a light dusting of snow and frigid -6C/21F weather. We decided to head out to the Bukchon Hanok village, so after a quick breakfast we set off. We took the train today – very nice, clean(ish), not too crowded, and a straight shot of about 15-20 minutes from our … Continue reading Seoul, Day 2

Seoul, Day 1

Annyeong haseyo! What a crazy (and wonderful!) first day we’ve had! On Tuesday we took a bus straight from Tatebayashi to Narita airport. The flight time from Narita to Incheon is only about two hours, and this was the shortest flight I’ve ever had from one country to another! I’m used to the long haul, the … Continue reading Seoul, Day 1

Tatebayashi, Japan: Jimantei (自慢亭) Ramen

こんにちは! Last Saturday, Paul, Kayla, and I went to the restaurant Jimantei for ramen. It was awesome! The kanji on the sign, 手 and 打, translate to “hand” and “strike” – which together means handmade noodles! Like many family-owned shops, it looks like the first floor is the restaurant and the second floor is where the family lives. We … Continue reading Tatebayashi, Japan: Jimantei (自慢亭) Ramen