Posted in books, Food, Guides, korea, Personal, Selfstudy, travel, Uncategorized

Planning, Studying, Dreaming

Planning, Studying, Dreaming – That’s exactly what I’m up to today!

Last Friday I received a few amazing presents on my email, from (one of) my language partner and good friend. He had sent me 3 different guide books full of gems and the best of it all is that it is all in Korean! To begin with I was just exited because I really love guide books – and blogs, articles, videos etc – as they allow me to plan things for my own trip to Korea and I can also use them to dream myself closer to my travel dates! But then as I was printing them out and skimming some of the pages and looking at the pictures, it really hit me that these books are pure goldmines! First of all, there’s so many new words that I can learn and use for my own trip, especially if I want to visit those specific places or if I want to take a guided trip while I’m there! No matter what, we can always use more vocabulary – right? Secondly,  I quickly noticed that many of these books are filled with history and culture and if you are like me who has a general interest in Korea and not just in the language, then that is indeed an amazing thing! Study your target language and learn about your interests at the same time – If that isn’t a perfect combination then I don’t know what is!
In my case, my friend bought me a book for 부산, 경주 and 제주. I’m not planning on visiting these places on our trip but my sister and I are determined to visit them some day so I’m really excited to learn more about these places!

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These books have facts, pictures, addresses, recommended places, recommended food, recommended accommodation, maps and guides on how to get to the different places. I really can’t explain how excited these books make me. These are from 투어팁스 and can be bought for practically no money, several places online. I personally love to buy ebooks through Ridibooks.com and if you want to check them out then you can find them right HERE – They also a travel books for other places than Korea so I you are interested in other countries and still want to practice your Korean, then here’s your chance! Personally I’ll be buying the one about 서울 as soon as I have finished this post! UPDATE: Not all guidebooks are compatible with pc and mac, so remember to check that out if you don’t have other reading devices!

If you don’t want to spend money then you can also just try to search for ‘(place)가이드북’ and you should be able to find some for free here and there. I know that VISITSEOUL.NET have a bunch of guides with different purposes, and they seem quite interesting too! You can find them HERE

Now I’ll be returning to my books! Have a great Sunday everybody!

Posted in Food, korea, Personal, Uncategorized

My Korean snack weekend

After two insanely tough weeks, I  was thinking about how I really needed proper break. when I left work on Friday. I didn’t make any plans for the weekend and even though my house looks like a bomb went of in it, I decided to just relax and do whatever I felt like. Sometimes you just have to give yourself a break, no matter how much you work you have to do. I got to sleep in on Saturday morning for the first time in ages, and when I finally woke up I decided to make myself some 호떡. I have never tried it before and it weren’t planned at all, but I just got the sudden idea and went with it!
Oh boy am I glad that I did! Not only was it my first time making them, it was also my first time tasting them, and I must say that I’m a fan! I will definitely be making them again another time!

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When I woke up today I suddenly got a new idea! I wanted to eat 떡볶이! I have made it twice before and since I recently bought an instant sauce pack, I thought ‘Well why not?’ and once again I just went with it.
During the last few months I have gotten to try a lot more Korean food and as a natural result of that, I also get Korean food cravings a lot more than what I’m used to. My Korean cooking ingredients has now taken over two shelves in my kitchen and it most likely won’t stop there!

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I’m sorry for the extremely bad quality of the pictures! Mr. 남친 ran away with my camera this weekend so I had to rely on my depressingly bad phone camera.. Sigh..

Anyway! Now I’m going to do the dishes and then I’m going to return to my drama and eat my 빼빼로 – just because I want to!

See you tomorrow!