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Daerim Market: A Little Piece of China, Right in Seoul – By: Olivia Montgomery
Daerim Market: A Little Piece of China, Right in Seoul – By: Olivia Montgomery

Daerim Market satisfies all of your food cravings from skewers, soup, and Chinese-style street food. Do you have a hankering for some cumin-coated lamb skewers? ?Are you looking for a beef noodle soup restaurant that’s open 24 hours a day?Do you love Chinese-style street food? ?Then, head over to Daerim station (subway lines 2 and […]

Gyeongdong Market Better Than Grocery Store ? By: Olivia Montgomery
Gyeongdong Market  Better Than Grocery Store ? By: Olivia Montgomery

Gyeongdong Market (경동시장) is the place for all of your ginseng and herbal needs. Gyeongdong Market, located in Northern Seoul, is one of the largest ginseng and herbal medicine markets in Korea. ?It also sells everything from poultry and other meats to grains to produce, as well as socks, kitchenware, and candy. ?The closest subway […]

Want More than Temple Stay? Experience Seungsi
Want More than Temple Stay? Experience Seungsi

Seungsi Festival is more than just a temple stay experience. From October 11 to October 14, for 4 days, Mt.Palgong Seungsi Festival will be held at Mt. Palgong Cine8 Car Theater.? ‘Seungsi’ means a market where Buddhism utensils were bought and sold. At Mt. Palgong area, you can find a trail where Seungsi will be […]

The Common Street View of Korea
The Common Street View of Korea

In Korea, the street?view?of every corner usually has some vendor waiting for you. It is common to see fairly aged people at these carts or stands on the streets. Most of these people have spent a good portion of their life devoted to the specific cart or stand that they run. Their long years of […]

Chilseong Market
Chilseong Market

Out on the main street by Chilseong subway station sits an elegant marble fountain, where the light reflects gently off the water, playing off the clean marble surrounding it. Yet this piece of architecture is in complete contrast with the dirt-under-your-fingernails reality of the market that lies on the streets just a stones throw away. […]

Price comparisons between different Daegu markets
Price comparisons between different Daegu markets

Ok, this is fun. At least to me, anyways. I just found a great table on Daegu city’s website that shows price comparisons for goods being sold in all of Daegu’s major street markets. There’s a lot to go through, but I’ll break it down according to where expats can buy the cheapest of stuff […]

The birdless alleys of Chilseong Market
The birdless alleys of Chilseong Market

Chilseong Market in Daegu is often alive with the clucking of chickens in some of its backstreets. But avian bird flu fears have taken siege of the poultry industry of Daegu and the rest of Korea, leaving behind nothing but quiet alleys of once vibrant markets. Photo from Maeil.