Sunday, August 3, 2008

Insadong

Yesterday was spent in a district in Seoul called Insadong. The area is in the northern part of the city, and is known as their antiques/arts district. Every Saturday and Sunday Insadong-gil (a street) is closed off from traffic. Along with having all of the antiques shops on the streets opening their doors, additional vendors come to pedal their wares:




You can find almost anything here: old coins, embroidery, jewelry, tons of hand-made pottery, wood carvings, and a lot of amazing food (and drinks later at night!!).

What else can you do here? Try roasted silk worms from a vendor near the end of the street:


I decided to try them, because when else would I have the chance, right? If you ever get the opportunity to snack on roasted silk worms, it should not be for the taste (which is really.really.really. not good).

5 comments:

itsallaboutthecats said...

Just that you tried roasted silk worms means that you are very brave - or very crazy! Either way - thanks for saving the rest of us from having to try them!

Project Ecoart said...

Very cool...I hope to see more of Seoul! The vacation I didn't get to take this summer!

Natalie said...

i really, really love the photo you took of the colorful fans, and i'm really, really, in awe of your willingness to eat roasted silk worms!

Good-Grace said...

Wow... that is soooo adventurous of you. I'm absolutely amazed ... and partially in awe. I *never* would have had the courage to try the worms. Good for you!! (And thanks for sharing ... now the rest of us know we are *not* missing something amazing.)

Joanna Goddard said...

love these photos! thank you for sharing xo