South Korea has been primarily a glorious exploration of food. The variation of dishes is plentiful here, and the people eat like it is their last meal. When a bowl of noodles is presented, a South Korean will stick his face practically into the bowl and vacuum up as much as humanly possibly, slurping loudly until it’s all in. He will will then happily chat away as he chews, revealing his mastication for all. Most of the restaurants play a steady stream of food television, so you can watch people eat while you eat. It’s wonderful.
Cycling is (nowadays) a big part of travelling for us, and South Korea has the most extensive network of cycle paths in the world. It’s a rare day of cycling that you won’t see at least one section of dedicated bicycle lanes – they span the country and attract millions of spandex ninjas every year. We completed two big cycles when we weren’t busy eating: Busan to Seoul, and Seoul to Yangyang along the DMZ.