Eat Agujjim (아구찜): Monkfish & Sea Squirt Delight!

Eat Agujjim (아구찜): Monkfish & Sea Squirt Delight!

Have you ever tried Agu jjim?  Agu jjim is a specialty of Masan, South Korea in Gyeongsangnam Province (경상남도), just outside of Busan. The most interesting aspect of this dish is that such ugly sea creatures (monkfish 아구 and sea squirts ) can be SOOOO delicious!

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Discover Oedo Island in Hallyeohaesang National Park

Discover Oedo Island in Hallyeohaesang National Park

Oedo (pronounced way-doe) is a small island in South Korea's 200 mile Hallyeohaesang National Maritime Park. Once just one of many uninhabited, barren islands along the country's craggy southern coastline, an industrious couple had a vision to transform Oedo into a botanical splendor reminiscent of a Grecian isle. 

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Drink Tea at Suyeonsanbang (수연산방) Tea House in Seoul

Drink Tea at Suyeonsanbang (수연산방) Tea House in Seoul

Slip into this quiet tea house in Seoul for an afternoon respite. Suyeonsanbang offers a wide selection of hot and iced teas, perfect for any season! We were there in October, when the trees were dressed in their fall foliage and the air was just turning cooler.

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Explore 63 Building (육삼 빌딩) Top to Bottom

Explore 63 Building (육삼 빌딩) Top to Bottom

In the late afternoon sun, the Hanwa 63 Building radiates a shimmering bright gold. Built in 1986 on Yeouido Island, it once reigned as Seoul's tallest skyscraper. It's claim to fame these days is that it houses the world's highest art gallery. The art gallery displays masterpieces, but more interesting are the eclectic theme-oriented collections. Skulls anyone?

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