One of the most common requests we get is in regard to a post in our first year for Dr. Fish. People seem to be pretty enamored by the idea of this unique shop and, once it closed, our readers have been begging us for an update on possible new locations in Seoul. There’s some good and some bad in this post, but we are here with the answers we’ve been able to gather. Continue reading
Tag: Only in Korea
Lunar New Year – Unexpected Kindness
Few holidays are as important as the Lunar New Year in Korea. Like many East Asian countries, this holiday is a massively important celebration that signifies a new year and a communal birthday. Continue reading
Only in Korea – Pepero Day!
ANOTHER HOLIDAY FOR COUPLES?! It seems like Korea takes the cake when it comes to finding ways to commercialize love. There is a couple holiday every single month and in November, there are two! Lucky you! Continue reading
Only in Korea – Theme Hotels
When in one of the world’s great cities, there are many options in regards to accommodations, ranging from 5 star luxury hotels, to a traditional homestay in a hanok house, to basic hostels. Of all the possible places to stay, we have found a unique string of hotels that are in every corner of South Korea. Continue reading
Only in Korea – Dr. Fish
Seoul has many unique and wonderful cafes. This statement, as you surely know if you have visited many, is an understatement. We have been to coffee shops that house live sheep for the customers’ petting pleasure, treehouse cafes with high fort-style construction for booths, dog and cat cafes for when you’re missing your animals back home, and a plethora of other themes that will undoubtedly find a way to fill your needs. Continue reading
Only in Korea – Christmas Photo Booth!
In our continued search of all things terrifically strange in Korea, we ventured to the Anyang ilbun-ga (first street) to find a much anticipated business model that is sure to impress. Right across from McDonald’s and Starbucks, there is a photo booth store that promised ridiculously epic photos with editing options. Continue reading
Only in Korea – GS25 Convenience Store Dining
Our last Only in Korea video showed what Korean pizza is like at Mr. Pizza. It was pretty strange and different than anything we have seen before in the states. This time we went to GS25, a popular convenience store chain, to try some of their fine dining! Yes, there is such a thing as convenience store dining. Continue reading
Only in Korea – Mr. Pizza
It has been a while since we did a Only in Korea post, due to our trip to Taiwan and taking most of our time to blog about our experiences while there. We are excited to start writing about Korea again and get back to showing you what life here is like. We really love all the oddities that Korea has and this segment is one of our favorites. Continue reading
Only in Korea – Inappropriate Ice Cream
Of all the parts of Seoul that we frequent, we visit Insadong the most. Maybe it is the street performances by shaman priests, or the eclectic shops that line this arts district, but we always find ourselves returning to the area. Insadong has many blog-worthy aspects, but for this post we will focus on one of the funnier things you might see walking down the street. WARNING: This post contains items shaped like the letter “J.” Continue reading
Only in Korea – Trick Eye Museum
Oh weird and wonderful Korea, you never cease to put a smile on our faces. This weekend we learned that Korea has many museums that are quite unusual.
We have recently noticed that Korea has a bit of a fascination with poop. Our students are constantly drawing swirly pictures of it, we see it featured and socks in cartoon form, and Suwon has a museum devoted to the toilet, called Mr. Toilet’s House. Continue reading