I was very excited to see this week’s photo challenge theme. I consider myself to be an urbanite. I love the traffic, the tall buildings, the noise and the modernity of the cities I’ve visited and lived in. Here are some photos of some of the cities I have been to and adored.
Moving from Korea didn’t necessarily mean we would have to give up our Korean lifestyle. Most major cities in North America have some of the foods and other things you would have in Seoul. While we were in Portland we managed to dive a little into our Korean side.
There are a couple of places in downtown Portland where you can choose from a variety of food trucks to eat from. One of these trucks offers a bit of Korean fusion food. At Boolkogi Taco, they take the sweet tasting bulgogi beef and put it in, you guessed it..tacos.
They were small, but quite tasty. Two tacos and a soft drink was $6. Not bad for lunch.
Another Korean activity we enjoyed while living in Seoul was karaoke. Karaoke in Seoul consists of renting a private room for you and your friends. Voicebox in Portland also offers private rooms.
Once in the room, the process is pretty simple.
First, you choose a song from one of the song books.
Next, belt it out for your friends listening satisfaction.
It’s nice to know that moving from Seoul doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to Korean culture for good. Korean culture can be found in most major cities in North America. It was nice to have experienced some of it in Portland.
Nestled inside the trendy, university district of Hyewha-Dong in Seoul, is a great little cafe with the most delicious cupcakes. The cupcakes of Cafe Everyday do not only taste great, but also look like individual pieces of art.
These cupcakes look almost too good to eat, but if you have a sweet tooth you will eat them anyway.
I’m not too sure what the calorie count is on these tasty suckers, but you will lose weight in your wallet or purse though purchasing these treats. The average price is about 4000 WON ($3.50 USD) each.
Though these cupcakes can be a little pricey and maybe a little high in calories, they are certainly worth a taste. You will admire their creative designs and then devour their deliciousness.