Best things to do in Korea

I’m always looking for something fun to do. Korea like any other place can become boring. As you know our city isn’t really big and we don’t have all the luxuries that other cities have, therefore we have to go to Seoul or Busan to enjoy some of the activities.

There is a list of 101 things to do in Seoul/Korea of which 32 of those include eating or drinking, the rest is dedicated to tourist stuff, shopping etc. After 3 years in Korea we’ve done most of those things. Sometimes I’m looking for something more physical and although Noraebang can be fun, for someone who can’t sing its not such a great experience. The things that I enjoyed the most were things that allowed me to be physically active.

So let’s get to the few things I really enjoyed doing here in Korea

 1.Screen Baseball

earlier this year we had a new teacher join our school and she is so vibrant and energetic. She suggested that we go do Screen Baseball. I’ve seen the Screen Golf before and found it kind of boring since I’m not a golf kinda gal, but I really really enjoyed the Baseball. You can play minor or major league. As a beginner we did the minor league. the pitcher is much closer and its easier to hit. With the major league the pitcher is further away and the ball comes at an increased speed, which takes some practice. But if you like hitting stuff, Screen Baseball might be for you!

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2.Escape room games

We have some friends who do this regularly and although I’ve read about it online I haven’t really tried it until October this year. My husband and I went to the one in Busan. We had a lot of fun, some of the clues are easier than they seem and it can cause you to spend too much time on some of the puzzles but we really enjoyed working together to sort out the puzzles, it is something I would absolutely try again. The one in Busan is a franchise with branches around Korea. The entrance fee is 22,000 ($22), 2-8 players are allowed and the game lasts about an hour.

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3.Party room

Party rooms are rooms that you can hire for a few hours or an evening, they are quite expensive but as a big group you can split the bill. Some of them have swimming pools and others have in-home Kareoke areas and darts, or pool tables. In addition to the designated Party Rooms, there are a few really big apartments you can rent on Airbnb to have a house party or get together.

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4.Motorcycling 

Buying a bike in Korea was the absolute best thing for me. With a bike you have the freedom to go almost anywhere ( you can’t go on the highway with your bike). It gives you absolute freedom. You can explore your city or drive out to the country. You can even explore neighbouring cities. In summer we even went to the beach.

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5.Bowling

Its notable though that the bowling arena’s look like night clubs at night and have loud music and strobe lights which is pretty cool when you’re in the mood.

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6.Clubbing

As far as clubbing goes, most places charge a 30,000 won ($30), on free drink included, entrance fee and the drinks are around 12,000 ($12) which is pretty expensive for just a beer. You can get tables for around 450,000 – 900,000 won ($450-$900). This means if you don’t get a table you have to stand while most of the tables are empty. In addition, Koreans don’t dance on the dance floor, they just stand there and glare at their cellphones, they don’t even hop or bob or sway…. so not too much fun if you like the bodies moving around you while you’re dancing 😦

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I hope you find something fun to do in Korea

Cheat Meal – Giant Peanut Butter Cup

It’s Weekend!!!!! That means ….I’m baking. For my weekend cheat meal I made a Giant Peanut Butter Cup that I saw online.

Its pretty easy to make and you can eat it within 3 hours.

It might not be a Reese’s peanut butter cup but its a close imitation. If I made it again I would probably add more sugar and a little less butter because for me it was too buttery.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups milk chocolate chips, divided

2 cups creamy peanut butter

2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

½ cup butter, softened

First you place half of the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl and melt the chocolate in 30 seconds intervals stirring the chocolate during each interval. Then pour it into a pie dish making sure to cover the whole dish including the sides. Put it in the refrigerator for 1 hour. I popped it in the ice box and it took less than an hour.
For the filling mix the butter, peanut butter and icing sugar together until thoroughly mixed then scoop it into the chocolate shell. Melt the rest of the chocolate chips the same way you in the microwave then scoop it over the peanut butter filling and smooth it. Refrigerate for an hour. Cut into pieces and serve

My chocolate was too thick so when I cut the pie it broke into 2. Admittedly one pie is too big for me and my husband so we cut it into 4 pieces and froze it.

Paleo Chicken Fingers

Once upon a time I went paleo for a while and discovered a few great recipe’s One of my absolute favourites are Paleo Chicken Fingers. Its a basic coated chicken finger with some honey, olive oil, spices and almond flour. Its really easy to make. You simply pop it in the oven and within 30 minutes its ready to munch

These chicken fingers are garlicky sweet with a pinch of pepper and super filling. They also tend to melt in your mouth, having the coating makes them nice and tender. My husband absolutely loves it. You can make them on their own as a snack or add some sweet potato chips or other vegetables.

You need some olive oil and honey to dip the chicken in, then mix almond flour and garlic pepper together. First you dip the chicken fingers in the honey oil mixture and then pop it in the flour mixture until coated thoroughly. Place it on a baking tray and bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. The oil in the mixture will crisp the almonds.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 chicken breasts cut into strips.
  • 1 Cup Almond flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt, garlic pepper, paprika

Mix the almond flour,salt, garlic pepper and  paprika in a bowl. Mix the Honey and Olive oil in a separate bowl.

Dip the chicken strips in the honey mixture. When covered dip it in the dry mixture. Cover well. Lay the covered chicken pieces in a baking dish and bake until golden brown or until well done. ( 30 minutes at 150 degrees)

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Coffee Talk- update on our Korean Bike Licenses

Hi guys… so just an update on our bike licenses. Last week we went to do the practical test and got our Korean Bike licenses Yay!!! My husband got a perfect score on his test but I was so nervous that I missed the very first turn. After that I put my foot down which is also a no-no and an immediate fail. Throughout the rest of the test all I could think of was ” Oh no I don’t want to come and do this again next week” I was so concerned about redoing the test that I didn’t concentrate on the rest of the course and made no further mistakes. When I stopped the bike at the end of the course everyone applauded me and I was really confused because according to me I put my foot down… but my husband told me that I put my foot out… but it never touched the ground. So I passed the test after all 😀

Furthermore I finally got outfits for my dolls that I ordered just before Easter. It took a very long time to get here but now I have it. I ordered it from Lovely Woods when I bought my first doll and wanted to recreate Harley Quinn and a female Joker. Since it took so long to get here however, I scrapped that idea and just made my own custom doll. I dressed Cinnamon in one of the outfits and took her outside. I’m still deciding whether or not to do a Harley Quinn doll so for now I won’t share that outfit yet but here is Cinnamon in the park 😛

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Bike Modifications

Hi guys!!! As you all know… we decided to buy motorcycles a few months ago. Since then my husband has really gotten exited about his bike and has made a few visual modifications. He hasn’t done anything to the engine yet but he has done quite a few regarding the graphics

This is what his bike looked like when he got it. It was already done up a little by the previous owner.

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The first thing my husband wanted to change was the colour of the bike. He ordered custom graphics from Scrubdesignz. He sent them this pic that he kind of designed himself. He also changed the shrouts on the side of the bike as it had a few scratches.

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He then sent it to Scrubdesignz indicating he colors he would like on the bike and this is what they sent him.

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He then on and added some rim stickers,

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brake and clutch lever,

 

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hand guards and added some rear view mirrors.

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Currently this is what it looks like now.

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What do you guys think?