Hey Guys! Sorry for the quiet months.. i was really busy studying for my exams and after that i left Korea already. Sorry for leaving you in the dark. Anyway, now i am back in Seoul again. Unfortunately i won’t blog anymore in English here and go with a German blog this time. I’ll keep my Tumblr Blog in English, so if you want some English stuff, please follow there 🙂 For my German readers i would love to invite you to follow my new adventures in Korea 2012 at www.MikainKorea.com 🙂 Sorry for this decision but my postings took too much time to write, of course i am faster with my mother language. And there is more space for a German blog about Korea than in English with all the English teachers blogging here about their life in Korea 😛 Hope you understand..
Update 13.07.2015: 4 (!!) years later i was back and visited the Gwangjang Market again! This time i made a small video blog about it. Please watch and if you like it, please give me a “Thumbs up”! Thank you!
Yay, Midterm Exams are finally over and this weekend i had again some time to go out and explore Seoul. Our destination this time: Kwang Jang Market 광장시장
The Kwang Jang Market in Seoul (or also Gwangjang Market, depends on the romanization style) is a very well visited market all during the day. You can get there easily with the subway line 1 to Jongno 5 ga Station, Exit 8 and you can’t miss. Just follow the smell of food and you will find it 😉 You can also buy ton of various things like clothes and cheap things but it is definitely more famous and known for it’s food there.
Sunjin was really into buying some soon dae 순대, so we stopped by one food stall to grab some enormous huge ones. But honestly, i wasn’t that convinced about the taste and the huge size made it a little bit inconvienent to eat somehow.
I was more into the fried stuff and especially into the pancakes 빈대떡, which really taste soooo great! And if you want to eat some 빈대떡 in the Kwang Jang Market, i highly recommand you Sooni’s pancake place or just 순이네 빈대떡 !!!
We were lucky because we could get a seat immediately but sometimes you need to wait ages to get a place there. Last year when i went there we need to wait for sure around an hour to get a seat. But believe me, it’s worth the wait! Besides the normal pancake 빈대떡 we also ordered some meat pancake 고기 완자 too, which i can also highly recommand. I even like the meaty ones more..
I enjoyed it sooo much that i wanted to take some additional meat pancakes 고기 완자 home as well 😛 Hehe.. Yummy, Yummy!
These two old guys were some real trouble makers. They are called 아저씨 (A-jeo-ssi) which means like “old grumpy men” 😛 They were both extremely drunk and started to fuzz around that they want a additional Soju bottle for free because they insisted that they paid for it already. Can you see the face of the food stall owner 😀 Haha..
Generally i had a great time there and enjoyed eating there a lot. If you are in Seoul and looking for a great food / drinking experience, check out the Kwang Jang Market 광장시장 !!! You won’t regret it!
.. because of two reasons! First, you can watch all the latest movies immediately and you don’t need to wait for half a year til they hit the cinemas unlike in Europa sometimes. That’s of course because of the second reason because Korea doesn’t dub Western movies in Korean. Instead there are putting Subtitles to the movies. I’ve heard / read that some people are annoyed because of that, but come on, you are abroad and i don’t think you would enjoy watching the movie with a Korean dub 😛 Just saying..
So last week i went to see “In Time” (인 타임), a SciFi Thriller with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, where people in the near future stop aging at 25 and are supposed to live forever. The currency is time, so if you are rich you are supposed to live forever and if you are poor, you die young. I loved the idea and i was really looking forward to see the movie as soon as possible. Unfortunately the movie wasn’t as good as i hoped it will be, but still it was a entertaining one. In my opinion they screwed up the end and didn’t make more out of the very interesting idea..
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