Category Archives: LIving In Korea

Sorae Pogu Fish Market in Incheon Korea! – Part 1

Sora Pogu fish market in Incheon, Korea is one of the coolest places to get some “real” Korean Hae (회), sorta like Japanese sashimi but with Korean fish.  Not that many tourists know about this fish market (and I might be the first one to tell the world about it) but this fish market is “the” place to visit if you come to South Korea. Upon arrival, I didn’t really get to see the fish market but just a bunch of seafood restaurants. (and a delivery truck pictured above)  This was actually my first time to the Sorae Pogu market and my aunt is a long-time resident of Incheon who took me here. What I was about to see (the fish market) was going to be very exciting. (if you are into fish and seafood that is) While walking to the Sorae Pogu fish market, we saw a bunch of offers for some seafood snacks and some fresh, local Makkuli (Korean rice wine).  I should have sat down for some, now I regret it everyday for not day-time drinking. Upon walking further towards the center of the fish market, we noticed more and more fish shops like shown above.  When … Continue reading

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How to Find a Restroom in Korea!

If it’s your first time to South Korea, you might have a hard time finding a restroom because it’s a bit different than in the U.S. First of all, Koreans call restrooms “Toilet”. So, your best bet is looking for signs for “Toilet”. Second, if you are in Seoul, Korea or any urban city, you can easily find a public restroom in a building. Most buildings have restrooms on the 2nd floor and most of them are usually not locked. If you need to go to the bathroom bad and you are in the streets of Seoul or any other city, just go into any building and walk up the stairs to the second or third floor until you find a bathroom. And one more tip, for ladies especially, carry a travel-size toilet paper with you as not all public restrooms in Korea have toilet paper. Also, the best toilets in Korea are in malls.  Just go to the nearest mall (that looks nice) and you can expect some nice toilets and toilet paper too. It’s a really simple Korean fact but a lot of tourist might not know this so, just a tip when you have to go pee … Continue reading

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