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Adventures in Seoul

Woman taking a photo of herself in a man's sunglasses.

If there’s one affair I’ve abstruse in the aftermost 5 canicule of travel, it’s that I’m absolutely absorbed to my iPhone. This becomes a above problem, a above acerbity factor, and a above antecedent of conjugal accent back my iPhone doesn’t accept account OR WiFi. And my computer array is dead. Breathe, breathe, breathe.

I am not a ascendancy freak. Really. Not.

Man standing on a sidewalk.

{taken 3 abnormal afore he was hugged/almost accidentally kissed by a affable bashed man.}

Add to that a laundry account of biking mishaps:

almost missing our all-embracing flight as a aftereffect of poor admission reading

discovering a singing Korean cossack bound assimilate my attache aloft accession in Seoul

losing the baptize canteen awning for my cast new baptize bottle

going to ablution my face and accepting sprayed by the battery instead

realizing that there is no way for me to fix my wet beard because we don’t accept an adapter

realizing that there is no way to acquaintance the apple with our battery-dead electronics because we don’t accept an adapter

not actuality able to aces up alike ONE ambrosial brainstorm with my chopsticks

watching Bjork beat up heaping, ambrosial bites of noodles with.his.chopsticks.

and arrant over my chopstick disability, in public.

Luckily all our array things were asleep so we did not get a account of that.

Woman straightening her hair in a mirror.

{oh the joy of assuredly accepting a hot straightener in my hands.}

Here’s the added affair I’ve abstruse in the aftermost 5 canicule of travel. A scattering of M&M’s, a acceptable night’s sleep, a few bottles of water, and a morning run about a aristocratic alcazar (whaaa?!) can accomplish me a new person. And assumption what else? I haven’t had my iPhone at ALL over the aftermost 2 canicule and I’m starting to breathe commonly again. It ability alike be a little bit liberating.

Seoul Is Amazing

Seoul is a admirable burghal and the bodies are polite, generous, and helpful. Our bed and breakfast is ambrosial and the aliment is altered and yummy. Who needs an iPhone for that? (Well, me, but I’m training myself.) They additionally accept a absolutely amazing abundance that sells adapters. I adulation Seoul.

Food in a skillet.

{the English translator for the card took the alternative of calling this pan absurd rice.}

I apperceive I’ve said it already, but acknowledge you for your candied words of advance during these transitions. In my darkest chopstick-depression moments, I can bang bottomward on my attic mattress, grab some garlic parmesan pretzel chips (no chopsticks required) and smile at all your comments and emails.

Love to you all!


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27 Comments

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    I had a dream aftermost night area I went travelling and forgot my beard straighteners…I charge accept been able to feel your affliction from actuality 😉

    I’m animated you’ve got to Seoul safely, it sounds like such a arresting place.

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      It was hilarious. It had the best blessed tune, alike admitting usually it’s put on accoutrements that accept some array of contraband. My banned was a kitchen knife. Woops. 🙂

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    grama R .

    Glad you got there o.k. you absolutely didn’t anticipate no problems would surface. booty affliction and you’ll be able to acclimatize .So far I’m accomplished .L grammaRob.

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      Grandma, I’m so animated you commented! 🙂 We can’t delay to video babble with you already we get to Cebu! ADULATION YOU.

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    Suzie

    What what an afflatus you and your bedmate are! Sometimes it we charge to be bare from all the electronics and carnal stuff, to apprehend ow absolutely adored and accidental all those “other” things are. And apprentice to admire the added important things, as able-bodied as abundance moments rather than things. Blessings and prayers!

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    Oh man! I adore you guys so abundant for jumping into this big unknown. It’s activity to be the chance of a lifetime–and sounds like it already is. Adhere in there! And I’m abiding your chopstick abilities will be acid actual quickly.

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    Quick Asian Recipes - Ashish Negi

    Seoul… so now we’ll get to see added pinches of aperitive Korean aliment actuality 🙂

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    It looks like you’re accomplishing great, what an adventure! Those biking mishaps are absolutely minor, although accident your baptize canteen cap is one of those abnormally abhorrent things, like what are you declared to do? I’m additionally abhorrent with chopsticks, sushi is about the alone affair I can handle. You’ll be a pro in no time I’m sure!

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    Travel and accepting things go NOT as planned is a guarantee. You are accomplishing marvelously. Adhere in there and abysmal breaths 🙂 I can alone brainstorm the accent & all-overs you are accepting but are administration it like a champ.

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    Kristina

    Glad you accustomed cautiously and admitting it all, assume to be adjusting aloof fine. As for chop sticks, you’ll either acclimate bound or backpack a angle in your purse!

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    Celice

    Hi. Aloof started account your blog and I’m not abundant of a commenter but capital to say I absolutely adore what you guys are doing. It is so auspicious to see examples of “normal” bodies packing it up to serve area they are needed. Best of luck to you and I’ll be afterward along! (Also, I’ve already affianced several of your recipes that attending great!)
    -Celice

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    Cathy Enders

    Thanks for the amend – we can be adventuresome through you and Bork. Prayers continuing for you and the kids with whom you will be working.

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    You see? you may accept left/sold all those THINGS afore abrogation but you still accept your accompany to break connected. Can’t delay to apprehend added blog entries.

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    Jakky

    Message me your abode and I’ll accelerate a brace of training chopsticks. That’s what Flanagans use… No joke! 🙂 If you’re lucky, I ability alike bandy in a box of Belvitas. Oh, and in your honor, I am baking Mimi’s amber block today.

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    So animated you got a adventitious to appointment Korea. I was built-in there and lived for abounding years afore affective to the midwest. My parents are visiting Korea currently. Did you run into them? You apperceive the abbreviate Korean brace in their 50’s. Aloof kidding. haha

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    Bethany

    You are so inspiring! I appetite to biking the apple anytime and acquaint anybody about Jesus!

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    Too funny. This is area we are different. I didn’t alike own a straightener until about 3 months ago. I consistently acquainted like traveling to added places was liberating because I would never.ever. see those bodies again. Acceptable frizzy, crazy hair! And active about a palace?? assurance me up!! Acceptable luck you two!

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    Hi! I’m confused, and back I’m currently active in Korea I had to ask-did you advise English in Seoul and the Philippines? I clicked on your add because I anticipation there would be a abode to accord for apple-pie baptize in the Philippines (or article forth those lines)…anyway, aloof curious. Looks like you had a abundant time in Seoul, I achievement you go back-beautiful city!