Jeonju Adventures Part 2

image

Let’s talk about Jeonju more in part 2! Let’s start with this sign located near a mountain in Jeonju which says it’s a ‘slow city’. The icon is a snail … too cute to not take a picture!

image

While walking on the street, I found a hopping cart selling meat on a stick. I didn’t try the meat… because I was too intrigued by their mascot here. Is that a meat stick man? Holding tiny meat sticks? Of his own kind!? What kind of creature is this!?image

However, directly across the meat man was some frozen beer. It was a bit humid so it exactly hit the spot. Frozen beer? YES. They had two flavors – regular and grapefruit beer. Grapefruit seemed like a risk. Regular for me today!

image

The machines.image

Shot enjoying said beer.

image

Dinner came around and we saw a long time outside of this restaurant all day. They were selling ‘ddok kalbi’ – a mixture of pork like a hamburger. It’s a very common Korean food, but we wanted to find out what made this so special. I’m sad to report I was less than impressed. Man …image

But the weather thought I didn’t know how to use chopsticks. So he handed me a fork. It’s an adorable fork. I ain’t even mad.

image

A new hot trend? Liquid nitrogen ice cream! The pillows of smoke coming from the ice cream stand grabbed my attention. We ordered plain ‘milk’ flavor.image

The ice cream. Sad to say I was less than impressed by this too.

image

A couple photo at the end of the day!

imageFor breakfast the next morning, we enjoyed another famous Jeonju dish 콩나물국밥 – or bean sprout soup with rice. It’s a little bit bland, tangy, and spicy all at once. You can enjoy it with an egg as well. This restaurant, 왱이콩나물국밥 (Waengi Restaurant) seems to be quite famous too.

Originally, I’m not a huge fan of this dish but it was pretty good. Definitely made for a good breakfast.

image

image

The rest of the day was spent snacking around. I found this adorable Pikachu cookie.image

And as I’ve posted before, this Lotus ice cream! I’m surprised with how much I liked it! I want more now!

imageSadly, our time in Jeonju had to come to an end… We traveled on a long holiday weekend, so we met a lot of traffic going down. However, coming back up, we had this great open road. I had a great time.

For those interested, there is a FREE shuttle bus for foreigners to Jeonju. You can take a day trip there. Reservations need to be made in advance.

<Free Shuttle Bus from Seoul to Jeonju for Foreigners>

☞ Boarding point
    Seoul to Jeonju: Gwanghwamun Dongwha Duty Free Parking Lot
(Gwanghwamun Station, Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 6)
Jeonju to Seoul: Hanok Village Parking Lot, in Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do
Bus course: Seoul to Jeonju circulation
Schedule: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (Seoul to Jeonju at 08:00/ Jeonju to Seoul at 17:00)
※ Online reservation should be made at least three days before the departure date
※ A confirmation message will be sent to the email address specified
※ Bring a passport to verify identification
※ Multiple reservations permitted
Online reservationhttp://shuttle.dongbotravel.com (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
Phone reservation: +82-2-1577-2507 (English, Japanese, Chinese)
1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

http://shuttle.dongbotravel.com/en/index.php

Advertisements

One thought on “Jeonju Adventures Part 2

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s