Showing posts from January, 2013

Subway in Seoul with a Toddler

I've been preparing for this blog post almost since we moved here. I'm not sure why it has taken me this long to write it all out. Perhaps I'm waiting to know everything? Impossible, never going to happen!

Here are some myths about the subway in Seoul that I quickly discovered to be FALSE!

Myth: You can't take a baby stroller into the subway.
Truth: (Disclaimer, although false, the fastest way in and out of the subway without a doubt is to wear your sippy cup sojourner. If there are times were convenience and need dictate you use a stroller, it is possible!)
FALSE! Almost all the subway stations in Seoul have some type of help for mommy and stroller. You aren't always going to find the perfect elevator that takes you from entrance to train and back but there are ways to do it. 
The best advice I have is carry a small stroller, not necessarily an umbrella stroller but I've found strollers with a width of less than 26 inches are best. When I went to buy Sam a new stro…

Drive-In Movie with a Toddler in Seoul, Korea

My husband and I haven't been on a couples date in over 2 years. We've gone on family dates since Sam was born. We love bringing Sam to dinner because she entertains us, and more than anything else, watching my husband play with our daughter makes me fall in love with him all over again. Why leave all that at home? The one type of date we thought was long gone was a trip to the movies. Who wants a talking, fussy baby or toddler interrupting the movie? When I caught wind that there were drive in movie theaters in Seoul I got excited. We could bring Sam with us to the movies, entertain her, talk, and eat whatever we wanted and never bother anyone! Perfection! Sam decided to take a long and late nap this weekend so the timing was perfect. She was going to be up late anyways so we loaded up the car with snacks, blankets, toys, and Elmo! The movie we wanted to see started at 7:10pm. (There are two screens and several show times so check the website before heading out.)

Our GPS had …

Jaraseom Singsing Winter Festival in Korea with a Toddler

Jaraseom Singsing Winter Festival - Jan. 4 through Jan. 27, 2013
I've quickly discovered the trick to enjoying the freezing winter here in Seoul is to get out enjoy the snow. It is the only thing we can't get in the summer! Recently we headed out to Jaraseom Singsing Winter Festival. We drove there and it took us roughly an hour. The GPS had no problems finding the festival.

San 7, Daljeon-ri, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do 경기도 가평군 가평읍 자라섬로 60 There was plenty of parking but getting there early (9:30am) was a really good idea! On our way out the place was overflowing with cars and people.

There were plenty of venders there selling everything you could need. We bought fishing poles, and hand warmers there. There were also food, drinks, seats, hats, gloves, and almost anything else you could possibly need to enjoy the activities. 

We were able to enjoy some wonderful ice fishing as a family. We didn't catch anything but there was something enjoyable about sitt…