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!
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!?
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!
Shot enjoying said beer.
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 …
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.
The ice cream. Sad to say I was less than impressed by this too.
A couple photo at the end of the day!
For 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.
And as I’ve posted before, this Lotus ice cream! I’m surprised with how much I liked it! I want more now!
Sadly, 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.
☞ 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 reservation: http://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)