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**Tueni Tueni** Toddler Play Class in Seoul, Korea

Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged, my apologies. Our family is on our way out of Korea and things have been very hectic around the Sippy Cup Sojourner household. During this busy time I find that I am even more thankful to live in Korea. Sam attends so many toddler classes that it forces our whole family to slow down a few times a week and just focus on having fun and Sam loves it!

One of her favorite toddler classes is her Tueni Tueni class offered by the Cultural Center inside the iPark mall in Yongsan. If you go to the reception area of the Cultural Center there are course offering catalogs for free to the left of the main desk. It is only in Korean but the wonderful staff has always helped me find what I needed. The Tueni Tueni class listing is "트니트니 키즈챔프" in Korean. The children class listings are always towards the end of the catalog. Once you find the class check the dates and times as well as the age ranges for that specific time.

The whole class is…

Gifts from Korea

Deciding on the perfect gift from Korea to send home to loved ones is sometimes frustrating. I saw this Lego inspired set and couldn't resist sharing! How perfect for the nieces and nephews back home! You can find them at the emart at the Time Square Mall or the 7th floor of the I'Park building in Yongsan.  The different models range in price from 37,000 and up.

Camping at Taeanhean National Park in Korea with a Toddler

The sippy cup sojourner family grabbed our Camping in Korean National Parks book and our gear and headed out for another wonderful weekend of camping.  (Link to the book at the end of this blog entry.) 
We decided to check out the Taeanhean National Park camping sites. We wanted one last farewell to summer by spending the weekend next to the beach. We drove from Yongsan-gu in Seoul and it took us roughly 2 and a half hours to get to the National park. Thankfully our AWOL GPS already had the national park programed in its database. 
Once we got closer we looked up the Mongsan-po beach campground we had decided to stay at. This was also programed in the GPS. We spent roughly 5,000 Won in tolls to get there from Seoul.
 The campsite was easy to locate and was 25,000 Won a night to pitch a personal tent. Unlike Woraksan campsite this one did not have per-assembled sites for rent. The location was perfect for the beach goer who wants to spend as much time as possible on the shore.

Address: S…

Seoul Selection Book Store

I love sharing things I learn. Perhaps it's because I'm a teacher by trade or maybe I'm a teacher because of it. Chicken, egg? Either way I love sharing my favorite things. Hence this blog.

After living in Seoul for over a year I finally found a bookstore I can't stop talking about! No it isn't as large as the YP bookstores and it doesn't have endless selections of English children's books like So What The Book. It has an amazing collection of English language books on Korea. Anything you could dream of is in this little pint sized store. I spent over an hour with my head cocked to the side reading book spines. As a mom of a toddler in tow, that's a lot of time! If you want to check out all the titles available before heading over check out their website. When we lived in Europe the guide books were endless. When we moved to Korea I felt as though Lonely Planet and Frommer's was all that was readily available. Those guides were nice but as a sojourne…

Wedding Dress Cafe (Princess Diary) in Seoul, Korea

I'm an adult. I have a masters degree, owned own place, gotten married, had a child..... blah blah.... Okay aren't we all big kids with credit cards? No, just me?! hehehe So when my friends asked me if I wanted to sit around sipping coffee while  trying on wedding dresses, a little girl's dream come true, I said YES!

It's birthday season again for my group of friends in Seoul. Last year we all went cake decorating and brought all the kids. This year since all the little ones are older we left them at home and went to have some silly fun solo. We decided to go the wedding dress cafe near Ehwa Women's University. 

Getting There:
We took the subway to Ehwa Women's University stop on the green line. From there we walked from exit 3 up 2 blocks to Princess Diary Cafe. (A) on the map.

Once we were there we were given an English menu explaining the rules of the cafe as well as a selection of drinks to choose from.

The set up of the cafe is adorable, very rustic charm. P…