Korea Trip!


Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul is a great place to visit early in the morning. You don't need to worry about an opening time so if you are an early riser you can get there to take photos before it's overrun with tourists!
Some of the old houses in Bukchon Hanok Village

A couple of months ago when we were thinking about what to do for my birthday, Peach Airlines had a sale and we managed to get some cheap flights over to Korea, so last week we finally went! We spent a few days in Seoul, and a few days down visiting my brother and his wife in Gimhae, just outside of Busan.

I have been to Korea once before, 5 years ago when I was pregnant with little G, and it was great to go back and be able to have a drink and eat more of the food! It was also lovely to explore a new country with Helen and little G.

Gyeongbukgong Palace in Seoul is full of colourful buildings set with a backdrop of gorgeous mountains. A great place to visit in Seoul
Gyeongbukgong Palace

We arrived late in the afternoon, so spent the first night checking in to our hotel and wandering around Myeongdong before having a relatively early night after a day of travel.

While we were in Seoul, on our first full day we visited the Bukchon Hanok Village early (because we were up at the crack of dawn), Gyeongbukgung Palace, and had a little wander around the National Folk Museum. We headed over to Insadong to an awesome little vegetarian Korean restaurant for lunch (Oh Se Gae Hyang) and a wander.

While we were waiting for the restaurant to open we also found a hilarious waffle store with poo shaped waffles! I also spotted a toilet themed restaurant, that I will totally try next time i'm in Seoul, just to say we did!

The National Folk Museum in Seoul is right next to Gyeongbukgong Palace and free to enter.
National Folk Museum

We spent the afternoon wandering around Myeongdong, checking out all the street food and getting Bibimbap for dinner! 

I'll be doing separate posts on the places we visited in Seoul because I took a lot of photos! The same with our time in Gimhae. 

National Folk Museum

I loved this stall!

Poop pancakes in Insadong, Seoul Korea
These poop pancakes were filled with chocolate or bean paste and only about $1.50 each

G with his poop pancake


This beer is one of the tastiest i've had since Australia. It was so good!

Inside the vegetarian restaurant

Oh Se Gae Hyang vegetarian restaurant in Insadong, Seoul serves vegetarian Korean food so is a great way to taste traditional Korean food if you are vegan or vegetarian!
Our vegetarian Korean spread. BBQ fake meat, tofu jjigae and sides

Myeongdong street food stalls

This baked cheese was kind of like haloumi

Can't visit Korea and not eat Bibimbap
Gudetama! I love this lazy egg
Have you ever been to Korea before? What was your favourite place?

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SEOUL, South Korea is a vibrant modern city with great shopping as well as lots of traditional cultural sites.

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    1. I know!! I was so happy when I found that stall!

  2. I LOVE Bukchon Hanok Village!! Of all the places I visited in Seoul, Bukchon Hanok Village was my favourite. Followed by Lotte World - just for the little one.

    I would totally love to visit the toilet themed restaurant and munch on poop waffles. hehe.. And Korea has never struck me as a place to find delicious beer. I thought they were more into Soju.

    1. Yeah, it was a craft beer and so delicious!

      I wish I had time to go to Lotte World! Next time!

  3. Oh my gosh! I went there last year and TOTALLY missed the poop pancakes. Those would have been a big hit with my husband! >.<
    Lovely blog! It's my first time here!

  4. Bukchon Hanok village looks lovely. Thanks for sharing on #WanderfulWednesday

  5. I always imagined Seoul to be one of those huge Asian cities that never sleeps and where there's always crowds around but it actually looks so peaceful in your pictures! Definitely curious to visit now :)