Definitely getting colder (rapidly)

As you may have read, the weather’s turning chillier in the mornings and at night here in Seoul.  However, you could really feel it today.  See the temperature out right now?  It’s almost in the 30’s now despite still being in October.

So, if you’re planning on traveling to the land of the morning calm, bring a sweater, a jacket or at least a few extra layers.  It’s getting cold!

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Weather’s turned very cool here in Korea

ImageAs I mentioned earlier about the weather being much better here in Seoul, it’s definitely cooled down from the sweltering summer heat. It’s actually cooled down enough where you have to start wearing extra layers.  And as I remember from the past, the fall will be relatively short with Winter upon us.  So, I went to get some extra clothes today at Dongdaemun.  I’ll be picking up a bit more once I get paid here in a few days.  🙂

Losing Weight Korean Style

A little more than 4 weeks ago, I took off for Seoul, Korea.  I debated taking a pair of blue jeans with me that wouldn’t fit right before I left.  I had gained a lot of weight after leaving Korea in 2010.  So, I failed to wear those jeans while I was in the states despite them fitting just 3 short years ago.

However, today, I tried them on and fit into those jeans with no problems.
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Moving on Up (in Gangnam)

As I wrote earlier, I was relatively satisfied with my little Goshiwon here in the Yeoksam neighborhood of Gangnam.  Moving to the big city here without depending on anyone could of cost an arm and a leg if I decided to book a month in any hotel in this area.  I guess I could of rented or stayed elsewhere in the city, but it would of taken a good 40 mins to an hour each way from more affordable parts of the city.  I also knew I would of had time constraints really needing me to be close to this neighborhood.  So, the goshiwon served it’s purpose.  I could of lived there for more months, but I decided to take a plunge into the Korean real estate market.   Continue reading

Johnny Rockets in Seoul Fizzles

Johnny Rockets in Gangnam

Krants*, a new site that’s basically copying Yelp from back home and applying it here gives it 4 1/4 stars out of 5, but I give it a royal 1 out of 5.  Johnny Rockets in Gangnam might have “style”, but it definitely doesn’t have portions that matches it’s prices!

I took a visit there last night after walking around for 40 minutes trying to find a good “burger joint” in Gangnam.  I skipped over Burger King and was about to settle for Kimchi Jigae or another local cuisine choice, but saw this while walking the backstreets of Gangnam:  Continue reading

Weather’s been great here in Seoul

It might be that it’s close to fall, but it’s also the rainy season and we’re in between supposedly two typhoons.  Yet, I felt like we’re having some pretty great weather recently.  Sure, it’s been a bit rainy lately due to the Typhoons, but going for a jog earlier tonight, it was really mild in terms of the temperatures and I’m not sweating bullets like I have in the past.  Continue reading

Great Hamburger Joints in Seoul and other parts of Korea

If you grew up on burgers and fries like me, you probably had a hard time living in Korea a number of years ago.

But no longer do you have to suffer from just McD’s and Burger King!  Korea has landed in the 21st century.  This Top Asian destination has stepped it up when it comes to grilling up some “all beef paddies.”  Here are a few options to seek out if you land in Seoul: Continue reading