I’m not one for sightseeing or major tourist attractions. Instead, I much prefer gorging myself on the local fare and experiencing what foods truly makes that particular city or region unique. On this trip, I side stepped most of the tourist destinations, I’d be lying if I say I didn’t get some shopping in, and visited night markets, street markets, food alleys and ate up as much street food as my belly would allow… enjoy!
Always maintain a good skincare routine when traveling especially in extreme weather changes.
This food alley was truly an experience. All the stalls sell the same foods but what makes this place fun are the aggressive food hawkers, who literally grab you by the hand and make you sit down at their stall
Korea would be lost without scissors
Stacks of trays with banchan already assorted and ready to go out for delivery. Delivery in Korea is so unique, they use dishes they would use in the restaurant instead of to-go containers. Then someone from the restaurant swings by later and picks up the dishes.
Korea’s version of a farmers market
The dried fish monger’s inventory of the day
Gwangjang Market was my favorite place that I visited! Its endless aisles housed various vendors from fabric, shoes, vintage shops and tons and tons of food!
Part 2 coming soon!