Towards the end of November last year, Mattie and I booked our tickets to Korea. My last trip to Korea was about six years ago, and I’ve been dying to visit with Mattie. And five days after we booked our flights, we were in Seoul. If you didn’t know already, we are not much of a planner ; )
In short, Korea is great fun. I was born in Korea and spent my first 11 years there. So take this with a grain of bias, but if you’ve never been there, you are missing out. Big time.
Warning – this post will be a little longer than usual with many photos of food. After all, I was a tourist and had document what I ate.
Yongma Land 용마랜드, abandoned amusement park
After a few days in Seoul, we took a bus down to Andong, known for Andong-jjimdak (chicken dish) and Hahoe Folk Village 안동 하회마을. Andong-jjamdak and Hahoe village were all top, but the highlight could be the cream cheese bread from Mammoth Bakery (맘모스제과 크림 치즈 빵). A crowd waited inside the bakery for this bread to come out from the oven, and once they were put on the shelf, everyone grabbed a dozen or more each. Not knowing any better, we just got one. Next time I’m grabbing a dozen too. It was seriously good. No joke.
We took a bus back to Seoul from Sokcho, then we flew over to Tokyo the day after.
If you are going to Korea soon, lucky you!