MMMMMMMMMMM Street Food!
Chili fish cakes, deep-fried squid, zucchini and dumplings... anything more perfect on a cold day in the city?
I have a small illness. Hello, I am Michael and I am addicted to Red Bean (Insert Crowd): HI MICHAEL!!! Ice cream, steamed buns, rice pastries, anything, I can eat it forever. I wish these old ladies would stop smiling at me calling me over and giving me some more to eat.... but I’ll enjoy it while I can before I have to deal with the withdraw symptoms back in Canada. God bless Korea...
I don't know… something about this sign caught my attention at the Jecheon bus terminal. It might have been the simple design, or its message that I strongly believe in. More likely it could have just been the barista behind it making the most wonderful smelling coffee that made the whole contemplation process simply nirvana...
I am a virgin to living in Korea. Japan, Singapore and Toronto are worlds I understand, but this land of hangol, churches and kimchi is a whole new universe. So after settling into my room in Jecheon, South Korea, I went to a place most familiar: the Convini. God bless Family Mart, the biggest chain in the country, because here I was introduced to the wide world of Korean snacks! I think nothing says awesome like a banana milkshake and a chicken kimchi rice ball. Though strange to the ear, is heaven to the tongue...
While exploring near-by lake Uirimji, I stopped at a food vendor to look at what was being served. I don’t know if it was curiosity, stupidity or what, but I saw a pot of what seemed to be roasted bugs. People were eating it with beer. I grabbed a couple, and the taste was very earthy... not bad but not good. Can someone tell me, did I eat bugs? Not that I mind I just have no idea WTH I ate! Thank you :)
I found the local tourist attraction last week, taking the form of an adventure park. I have a long-standing fear of heights, so deciding to face it here was a risky move. But I loved it - bungee jumping was great! I might go back and do it again… ahaha. Cheongpung Land is famous mostly with tourists and English teachers, but it is one heck of an adventure no matter who you are.
I was dying of thirst, and thought it fitting that the local shrine had a natural spring for those who visited. The Buddha figure standing up is usually adorned with small toys and children's articles because it is the Bodhisattva/incarnation that protects those babies who have died early, or been aborted from the demons in Buddhist hell. It was nice in its’ simplicity, not to mention that the god who protects the dead made sure to look after the living this one time.
Some crazy statues I found on my adventures in the mountains. I try to stay away from tourist areas, but I am a tourist. Sometimes you find something interesting. If anyone knows if they have some meaning, please let me know!
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