Category Jamsil

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. ┬áSince 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 […]

Freshhouse in Jamsil – No more?

Saturday night. Finally a night to relax and spend some quality time with friends and loved ones. D: Want to check out Freshhouse in Jamsil by Olympic Park? J: Sure. 1 hour on the subway, and four transfers later. Entering Olympic Park, and no sign of Freshhouse. Approach an adjossi who appears to be working […]

Korean Baseball – A Different Type of Game (Cheerleaders!)

One of my oldest and dearest friends came to visit me from Canada this week. The one thing he wanted to do, as an avid sports fan, was take in a Korean baseball game. Normally, during the summer months, it’s too hot to sit in the bleachers and watch Korean baseball, but the day seemed […]