Jinbu Outing

Nandida had visitors from Seoul; Mr Lee's family from Songpa-gu on the weekend but Andy and me insisted to explore Jinbu eventhough the weather today felt like winter. I wish to see the cherry blossoms this spring but it seems so bleak now. Aigoo..

The snow drizzled lightly when we walked out of the house. We were glad that it was not so cold cause there's no strong breeze. After a few metres walking, we hitchhiked with a guy and a couple of his friends partly enroute to Jinbu. The guy planned to visit a mineral spa nearby so he could drop us to the nearest bus stop. We walked until the end of the junction and hitchhiked again with an old man with a cute dog named Gami. Apparently he is a pharmacist working in Jinbu and his English was pretty fluent. He lived in Los Angeles about 4 months when he was young.

I know..I know..we were just damn bored being at home and braved this 
winter like weather. It's already 27th March for God sake. I want spring!!

Why oh why the weather is so cold?!! Grrr...

We dropped by at this small restaurant to eat mandu 
and Jjin ppang (red bean bun).

Steaming buns and mandu..yummy.

jjin ppang = red bean bun = pau kacang merah (in Malaysia)

Free promotion for jjin ppang ^^

This is the place..(near J Mart)

Later, we had some odeng (fish paste) and bungoppang (fish shaped red bean cookies)

A small city but not so bad.

We visited a small fish market.

Dried salted fish

We found a small cafe at the corner of the road 
for a sip of caffe' latte

A very cute boy.
We met a white guy!! He's from New York and currently 
teaching English at Jinbu Elementary School. We met him twice. 
Once when we asked him if he knew any bookshop around Jinbu
cause Andy wanted some postcards to send back home and the
second time was at Jinbu Bus Terminal cause he's leaving for
Seoul and we were waiting for bus to Lee Seung Bok Memorial.
Yeah..this world is small or perhaps Jinbu is..hehe

Jinbu Bus Terminal

Mangosteen gummy.

The bus to Lee Seung Bok Memorial - one way is 1,550 won.


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Unknown said…
i look so weird in that last picture
Dag said…
Last year the last snow in Nodong-ri was on April 12th... and please give a big hug to Hae In from her Slovene friend Dag
Man Fai said…
Zarina Agashi, you will see Sakura Blossom. Coz you will be there whole spring. So dun worry.

Remember take pretty photo and put to the blog. Or Facebook.
Man Fai said…
Omg... Comment now need to be approve. ><

I guess Zarina will block my comment.
Coz I call her agashi

ija said…
What are the foods that we can eat there? Nampak you makan jjin ppang? Halal tak? It is easy to get bread over there? boleh tak u list out food diaorg yg kita boleh mkn?
Zarina BT2K said…
you can refer to posts under label -korean food.

Jjin ppang - pau
yang i makan inti dia kacang merah, so u kena confirm dulu whether isi dia kacang merah ke tak..

kacang merah dia panggil 'phat'

very easy to get bread anywhere. so many bakeries to choose