I am officially back from my travels in Asia! It has been an unbelievable trip, and I’m eager to share my adventures with you. First stop, Seoul.
As the capital of South Korea, Seoul is known to be the city for food lovers or as Lonely Planet quotes, “heaven for passionate foodies.” As someone who loves Korean food, I can confirm that I was indeed in heaven. Although I had a few struggles with arriving in Korea on time (missed connection, but a surprise visit to San Francisco), I was able to make it there a day later than my planned arrival. Unexpected, but worth the visit to see one of my favorite cities in the US and my friend Misha who now currently lives there.
Upon arriving in Seoul, my best friend Alice picked me up and showed me some of the popular street food that is sold near her apartment. Some of the selections that she chose from the street cart included fish cakes with broth (odeng gungmul), blood sausage (sundae), and spicy rice cakes (tteokbokki) as my first dinner in Seoul. All under $10, so don’t worry about spending too much on food while you’re over here.
Seen in the photo(s): Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station, Street food, Gyeongbukung Palace, Korean Chinese food in Hapjeong, Hongdae
09/17/16 Cate (my former roommate) came back to DC for my birthday weekend. A few months ago, Jess and I went out to Colorado to visit her and her hometown.
Adventure(s): Adams Morgan – Roofers Union
09/18/16 Celebrated my 25th birthday. More grateful each year to see how much has changed in my life: including how I progressed within my own mental and physical state, having the support and love of my family and friends, being able to work harder within my career and loving every second of it. But most importantly, knowing that growth plays an important role in my life and seeing how the people I love in my life also show and encourage this kind of growth.
Adventure(s): Duck Donuts, Shenandoah National Park, Iron Gate Korean BBQ
09/19/16 – 09/22/16 Making Cate’s trip to DC special and worthwhile before she heads back home to Colorado. We all saw a feminist play called Collective Rage: A Play In Five Boops and then finally tried a new restaurant called Bonfire that specialized in smores.
Adventure(s): Woolly Mammoth Theater, Bonfire