Seoul’s fish market Noryangjin – 노량진 수산시장

Well, since I was a child, I already loved to eat fish and seafood. A long the coast in Vietnam you can have the best seafood ever. While living in Germany, I really miss it, because fresh seafood there was too expensive. But now I’m in Korea, it’s really easy to find really fresh products from the sea with affordable price. For example in Seoul’s fish market – 노량진 수산시장 (Noryangjin Jichang).

Noryangjin, Seafood, Seoul fish market
Inside the market

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Must-have smart phone apps for Korea

After spending 8 weeks living in Korea without really knowing Korean, I still survive 😉. Actually, you can get along quite well with English, but sometimes, I just wished I have learned more and harder Korean. However, now a day your smart phone can help you out in difficult situations, if you have the right apps.

Following you’ll find my app recommendation for all Korean newcomers or first time travelers. This recommendation is based on my own experience and I’m writing this post only for you, who are new in Korea or planning to visit Korea soon. I’m not get paid for it…

All apps are available for iOS and Android System.

1. Naver Map – as GPS app – online only

I’ve mentioned this app in my earlier post about the Seoul subway system. Until today, I still use this app almost everyday to find the best way to my destinations. Here are again pros and cons in my opinion:

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Boulder gym – B.Bloc Urban Climbing Gangnam [Seoul]

Today I’ve visited the B.Bloc Urban Climbing Gym in Gangnam with a new friend from California.

One of the reasons why I came here was Chon Jongwon – currently the 3rd best rock climber on IFSC ranking. I’ve read recently that he was supposed to be the owner or at least part owner of this gym. I wanted to check this facility out, and maybe, I could see him climbing live again. Last year, I watched the Adidas cup live in Stuttgart and was really amazed by his climbing skill. He won the 2nd place there. And other reasons were, of course, to check out new boulder challenges or styles and meet new people.

Bouldering Seoul, Rock climbing seoul

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Korean street food – 길거리 음식 (4)

It’s weekend again! And it’s also time to discover more of the tasty Korean street food.

16. Zero-kcal cold noodle – 우뭇 가사리 냉면 (Umut gasari naengmyeon)

Gwangjang market

Since the noodle is made from agar (seaweed extract), it has almost no taste and only give you very few calories. For about KRW5000 (~3,5€) you can have a bow cold noodle mixed with dried seaweed, lettuce, sesame seeds and ice-cold noodle water. Yummi when it’s hot. But the best part is, you don’t have to worry about the calories 😜.

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Visit a public bath house – 찜질방 – Jjimjilbang

찜질 (jjimjil) means in Korean “hot bath” and 방 (bang) is a room. However, if you visit a jjimjilbang, you’ll see that it’s not only a hot-bath-room, but a common area, where people gather together to have some fun, to rest, to take a sauna or massage and even to overnight at low costs.

I’ve been to Dragon Hill Spa – a well known jjimjilbang in Yongsan, Seoul. The experience there was quite unique… You can find my special tips for a great jjimjilbang visit at the end of this post.

Dragon Hill Spa
Dragon Hill Spa
Entrance

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