This past weekend myself and Jason had to go up to Seoul to begin my visa application for America. Our appointment was for 10:20 on Monday morning so we decided to get the bus up on Sunday morning.
Long distance bus trips in Korea are so comfy. These buses only have three seats in a row instead of the usual four giving you bigger more comfortable seats and lots more space. The bus took about 4 and a half hours.
We decided to stay in Itaewon because that’s where you can get all of the foreign food that you can wish for. We love Korean food, but when we go to Seoul we always try to get our fill of western food that isn’t available in Gimhae.
After putting our bags down in our guest house we decided to have a walk around and try to decided what to eat for dinner. Our guest house is in a beautiful lane-way with lots of nice small restaurants and bars. Close-by was an amazing Greek restaurant which we couldn’t resist so we decided to get a chicken wrap between the two of us, it was piled full of tzatziki sauce and was absolutely amazing!
Afterwards we went to another street full of restaurants which is directly behind the Hamilton Hotel. I forced Jason in to a cafe that I went to last time with Ane so that I could get their coconut latte. It is the most amazing drink in the world!
We then wandered around looking at all of the menus. It’s tough knowing that you can only choose one so trying to make the right decision was crucial (this is what happens to you when you live in a foreign country…food becomes way too important to you)
We saw a random bar that was up a stairs and looked very mysterious but had no menu out so we wandered up. Their food didn’t look great but we did enjoy a few drinks in there and loved the atmosphere.
Afterwards we finally decided on some Mexican food from Tomatillo restaurant. They serve tortilla soup which did it for us and it definitely didn’t disappoint! We also got some nachos and a chicken burrito. Jason treated himself to their craft beer sampler.
After getting nice and tipsy we went back to our guesthouse. Unfortunately they had the floor heating on so the room was extremely hot, we needed to have the air-con on to try to cool it a bit. Later in the night I woke up and for some reason I woke Jason up to tell him that there was a little boy in our room. I remember telling him that and I honestly believed that there was one, I think I may have even said hi to him. It was weird and poor Jason was so confused.
The next morning we were up early for our embassy appointment.
Afterwards went back to Itaewon for some delicious sandwiches from the Rye Post sandwich restaurant and managed to squeeze in one more coconut latte.
We finally left with our bellies full and our hearts happy.
Where we stayed:
We stayed at POP@Itaewon guest house. It was a reasonably priced guest house that also has dorm rooms as well as doubles. It cost us 44,000w for one night between us. We booked through booking.com.
You can see their Tripadvisor reviews here.