All posts tagged: shopping

A Stop in Memphis

I was expecting to have a more organized visit to the great city my sister and brother in law call home, Memphis. I wanted to see a few touristy spots I had not yet seen and just visit the city that is growing by leaps and bounds. But, on my way out of Korea’s door I got word that my grandmother was about to have open heart surgery and I needed to get to Jonesboro (Arkansas, about an hour outside of Memphis) the day after I flew in. It was a bit of a mess but everything worked out well. Grandma had her surgery and is now comfortably resting in her home. My sister and brother in law had to work for most of my visit, it was inhumanly hot and I had deep jet lag, so being a tourist wasn’t really on the cards. But I did manage to see a few spots that I know I want to return to on my next visit. On South Main in Memphis. They have some adorable …

What to Eat | near garosugil

By far my most popular blog post to date is a little list I made about a year ago called, Garosugil: Making a To-Eat-There List.   The post is simple, I just took pictures of random restaurants and cafes around Sinsa dong that I found one day while aimlessly walking around.  Then I posted them altogether for prosperity. Good thing for me that the area is so popular because it’s really brought a lot of traffic to my little blog! And this is one of my favorite areas to just walk around aimlessly. Yes, the main street is simply atrocious, but just one street over on either side and it becomes just pleasant and fun. So, as a thank you to those who’ve checked out the previous post, I’ve decided to do an update with a new list of restaurants, addresses and maps. You know, helpful things that I didn’t bother to include in the first post.

Websites + Apps for Korealand Survival

I don’t do many (none) “lists for living in Korea,”  type of blog posts but had the inkling to do it when I basically wanted to share my fabulous Netflix taste. I mean, I’m not going to include the documentary I watched about buying a Russian bride (for science)  or how I sat for some hours to re-watch all of a childhood sitcom, Dinosaurs (also for science). I’m just going to tell you about the good stuff so I seem cooler. There’s also some helpful sites and apps that I use while I make my oversized, American footprint here in Seoul. Really I don’t write blogs about teaching/living abroad tips because, well, what do I know?  I just trudge along each day trying to figure things out myself, even after 3 years.  You can’t ever prepare yourself fully but you can be more comfortable so I hope this helps you out if you plan on coming to Korea. If I think of more  or happen upon others I’ll update! 1. NETFLIX: Stream movies online for about $8 a month.  …

Garosugil: Making a To-Eat-There List

HEY, Une Peach readers! I updated this post with new places and included addresses and maps! Check it out here: A Garosugil To Eat There List, Updated! I know this will come as a surprise but…I like to eat.  I mean, I really like to eat. So anytime I go to an area there are a few things I try I find in this order: Coffee Shops with sandwiches and/or breakfast food, restaurants I’ve heard of but never tried or restaurants that look simply amazing at first glance, and grocery stores. It doesn’t even matter what kind of grocery store. If it’s a grocery store I’ve never been in, I’m going in. So before my visit this weekend, I hadn’t been to Garosugil in about a year and I was ready to see what was out and about. I tried to stay off the main drag since it was Saturday and I’m not crazy. I also make a to-eat-there list. I can’t wait.  I just can’t help myself.   And here starts the restaurant-to-eat list. LE BRUNCHIC The …