Tag Archives: Jamsil

The Seoul Trail: Section 3 Part 2 – Godeok Station to Olympic Park Station

Greetings! So, as it turns out, having two kids under the age of two actually takes up more time than say… writing a thesis, solving world hunger, or discovering a breakthrough in quantum physics. But, everyone is asleep, and now its time to continue the next section of the Seoul Trail. Let’s do this! A […]

The Seoul Trail: Section 3 Part 1 From Gwangnaru Station to Godeok Station

We are back on The Seoul Trail after a three month hiatus! The weather is perfect for a good hike. Let’s do this! Overview: Although this section of the hike may seem like a 10km gruelling marathon, most of the hike is through the city and is on flat land. Overall, there were only a few […]

Pororo Park at Lotte World – Meet the Penguin Who Rules the ROK

What better place to spend Christmas Eve than the epicentre of family fun in Korea: Lotte World. The multilevel amusement park in the centre of the city, with its ice rink, outdoor and indoor roller coasters is going to require several trips and hundreds of dollars to explore and report thoroughly.  Since we have a […]

Olympic Park – A Lonely Tree, Cherry Blossoms and Cosplay Kids

Olympic Park in Seoul was the host of the 1988 Olympic games. A truly disheartening Olympics from a Canadian perspective (Ben Johnson: “I did not cheetah”). However, it was one of the first moments that Seoul opened it’s gates to let the world glimpse into the Land of the Morning Calm. After being decimated by […]

Mad For Garlic in Jamsil – Dracula’s Worst Nightmare

Mad For Garlic is restaurant that I read about when I first arrived in Korea. It was profiled in the first Lonely Planet that I bought before coming to Korea 4 years ago. It has always been a great place for some excellent Italian food, and a wide selection of wine. Jill and I decided […]

The Charlotte Theatre – An Intimate Theatrical Experience in Jamsil

Swearing and fornicating puppets in an intimate environment? Either you have a weird fetish, or you’ve just watched Avenue Q at the Chartlotte Theatre in Jamsil. On Saturday, Jill and I decided to take advantage of Avenue Q’s second last performance in Seoul and have a “dinner and theatre” night (Said in a posh British […]

Pino Pasta in the Lotte Department Store – Great Location and Family Friendly, yet Underwhelming Food.

So after the Freshhouse debacle, we decided it would be better just to head back to Lotte Hotel to have dinner. The hotel is located right beside the Charlotte Theatre. Since we were going to the Charlotte anyway, we decided to stay local. My mind was focused on buffet, and we discovered that there is […]