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Namsan Hanok Village, Seoul, Korea

At the base of Namsan Park is Namsangol Hanok Village, a beautiful setting that includes five traditional-style hanok homes, gardens and on-site artisans.

Rolling dough to make kalguksu (칼국수 - knife-cut noodles), at Gwangjang Market in Seoul

The food section is only a part of Gwangjang Shijang, yet it is a street-food central with a better representation of the food that goes well with alcoholic beverages, by which I mean, soju.

Mung bean pancakes in Gwangjang Market, a food destination in Seoul

Mung bean pancakes in Gwangjang Market, a food destination in Seoul

Soyang Dam (소양댐) in Chuncheon (춘천), Korea. For the slideshow of my trip, visit http://www.shinshine.com/my-blog/2012/03/chuncheon-trip.html

A Day Trip to Chuncheon (춘천)

Traditional lunch basket for farmers (National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)

Traditional lunch basket for farmers (National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)

Clay pots (ong-gi - 옹기) in Insadong (인사동), Seoul

Clay pots (ong-gi - 옹기) in Insadong (인사동), Seoul

Rockport, MA

Walking aimlessly and watching an endless pool of water in a small beach town were just what I needed.

Soyang Dam (소양댐), Korea.  For the slideshow of my trip, visit http://www.shinshine.com/my-blog/2012/03/chuncheon-trip.html

A Day Trip to Chuncheon (춘천)

Bukchon, Seoul, Korea

Here are a few things I've been doing in Seoul for the last 2 weeks.

Cheongpyoung Temple (청평사), Korea.  For the slideshow of my trip, visit http://www.shinshine.com/my-blog/2012/03/chuncheon-trip.html

A Day Trip to Chuncheon (춘천)

Rockport, MA

Walking aimlessly and watching an endless pool of water in a small beach town were just what I needed.

Makguksu (막국수 - buckwheat noodles with spicy sauce), famous dish of Chuncheon, Korea

Makguksu (막국수 - buckwheat noodles with spicy sauce), famous dish of Chuncheon, Korea

bibimbap a la minute at Gwangjang Market in Seoul

bibimbap a la minute at Gwangjang Market in Seoul

Changdeok Palace, Seoul, Korea

Here are a few things I've been doing in Seoul for the last 2 weeks.