Unyang, Gimpo

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찌개

<–부대찌개

김치 찌개 –>


Top: 참치마요 김밥
Botton: 새우김밥
Pizza School

I really loved Jules’ town. Her apartment is near everything and it’s so cute.

I swear there’s more to the town than food……

There were hair salons, bars, restaurants, an emart, and Starbucks all within about a ten minute walk. We met at Starbucks a few of the mornings before starting off our day.

There was also this pizza place called Pizza School. We got pizza the first Sunday that I was there and watched some Netflix. Underneath the cheese was some corn. Interesting.

Iced tea and some shrimp pasta from Starbucks.
Lox sandwich from Salady

One of the days when Jules had school, I went to this place called Salady. It’s a chain in Korea. Jules raved about it so I had to try it. It lived up to the hype. I actually ended up going there twice.

Tuesday night after Bukchon Hanok Village, I got some 김밥 (kimbap). 김밥 is similar to sushi but I think it is a little bit sweeter.

Fake meat wrap from Salady

I got 참치마요 김밥 (tuna) and 새우 김밥 (shrimp).

On my Wednesday night there, Jules and I walked to Gimpo Han River Wild Bird Ecology Park. The park was huge. There was a building where you could walk up and there were binoculars so you could see across the river and into Seoul. They also had a map for tourists. Pretty cool.

So much to do!

Jules, Charlie, Kylah and myself went to a restaurant after our stroll through the park and got 부대찌개 (Budae jjigae). YUM.

On that Sunday, Valentine’s Day, we went to Starbucks and before I left, we went to that same restaurant and got 김치 찌개 (Kimchi jjigae).

김치 찌개 (Kimchi jjigae) was exactly the way that I wanted to end my little vacay. It’s delicious and satisfying.

Bukchon Hanok Village

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Yummy bread before our meal
We got a whole head of lettuce LOL

The week that I was in Gimpo was filled with great memories.

On the Tuesday that I was there, since Jules had to work Monday-Wednesday, I ventured off on my own on those days. I also had the pleasure of meeting one of Jules’ friends that lives near Seoul.

She planned a cute day and we had loads of fun.

I hopped on the gold line at Unyang station and then went to the purple line. It took about an hour and a half to meet her friend in Jongno.

We walked around for a bit and there were a bunch of restaurants.

The roads where the restaurants were were narrow and adorable!

Mocchi & persimmon tea

We tried going into a few of the restaurants, but they had a break from 3-5pm.

We ended up finding an Italian place and it was delicious!

After eating, we walked around some more.

We ended up finding a store where we rented Hanboks! We picked out Hanboks, got our hair done and also rented a locker all for ₩25,000 (~$25). The owner was also so nice. We were able to walk around the village and take pictures for two hours.

Lovely!!

The lockers had notes written on them from a few months ago. People wrote where they were from. People visited from the US, Thailand and some other places.

We wandered about and walked the streets of the village. It was amazing.

On our journey through the village, we hiked our way up to Cha-teul Cafe and took more pictures.

We sat and drank some tea and ate some mocchi. I’ve only tried frozen mocchi and never liked it but real mocchi was AMAAAZING.

The server was genial. He told us to go and take pictures while the sun was setting.

That’s when our second photo shoot came into play.

We found a great spot that showed the city. We walked up there for a bit.

Then, we found another spot where there were mountains in the background. Amazing.

It was such a nice day out and the sunset was beautiful (pictured below). We took some photos and then went back to drink some tea.

We were right near the store where we rented the hanboks from. It only took about ten minutes to hike back down the hills to return our Hanboks.

The village is so close to Seoul and there are buses everywhere so it is easily accessible.

That day was so much fun!