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Scavenger Hunt Master List

Ok, so I needed create a Scavenger Hunt Master List, because trying to cobble all of this together across multiple posts started getting a little wack-a-doo. For those of you new to the blog, the tasks included in this list are reader generated, so if you’d like for me to add something, leave a note here or in another post. This will (hopefully) be an up-to-date account of all the suggestions I’ve received. Thanks for all the ideas!

1A. Attend a Korean drag show.
2A. Go climbing in Seoul and find a climbing partner. Also, here. And here.
3A. Attend a professional Starcraft tournament.
4A. Tour an animation studio that makes American cartoons.
5A. Take a Segway tour of Seoul. [As far as I can tell, this does not exist in Seoul. I smell a niché market!]
6A. Eat the Korean interpretation of a non-American, non-Asia food stuff. Perhaps Korean nachos.
7A. Get a non-McDonalds hamburger.
8A. Visit the DMZ.
9A. Make a youtube video of our apartment complex to replace this one.
10A. Find a) good bagels and lox b) a decent knish or c) a New York-style deli with real brown mustard.
11A. Wander for three hours with no direction.
12A. Throw a dinner party for expats.
13A. Patronize a Mr. Pizza Factory. Perhaps order lobster pizza?
14A. Visit “E+ Green Home,” a concept house that demonstrates Korean green tech.

1D. Take a picture of ourselves from the top of a mountain.
2D. Photograph a “translation that is now being presented in a language OTHER than English or Korean.” In other words, find a Spanish or French version of Konglish.
3D. Document small scale differences.
4D. Discover the Korean system for alphabetization.
5D. Take a photo of “a familiar foodstuff flavored in a way that would never occur to Americans. You know: shrimp-flavored angel food cake, or what have you.”
6D. Draw a mental map of the surrounding area.
7D. Take pictures of natural beauty: one of trees, one of water and one of the sky. Also, here.

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Eve #

    Host a dinner party of expats.

    March 17, 2012
  2. Meg #

    Discover something new in Korean cuisine that you would voluntarily eat again.

    April 5, 2012
    • Hi Meg,

      It probably sounds like Korean food is a horror show, but it really isn’t. Some things are totally off-putting (e.g: raw kimchi oysters [they had been fermenting for 14 days! Yuck!]), but there are plenty of really wonderful food items we’ve found. The barbecue is AMAZING. And if you like spice, which we both do, there are tons of soups and stews to get you through the rough winter months. Even some of the baked goods are cravable. There are these glutinous rice ball things that have the most delightful texture. It’s just that those things are hard to write about in a funny way: I ate this thing and it tasted good! Haha? But I will certainly include more foodgasm-inducing meals in the future. There are just so many crazy products over here! Since I’m on the subject, I’ll give a sneak peak of something I’ll be talking about soon: sweet, beef-flavored Cheetos. Yeah. That’s a thing. Thanks for reading and thanks for your many complements about the blog over on Facebook. I’m glad you’re enjoying it!


      April 5, 2012
  3. I spent 3 years in Korea and wish I was there now even if JUST to complete this challenge. Love it.. very fun.. Awesome place to live..

    December 7, 2012
    • Hi rfljenksy,

      Korea’s a total blast. I’ve been here for almost a year now, so I’ve sort of stopped moving my way through this list, but I should restart. It’s easy to get caught up in life, so I need to remember the pressure I felt when I first got here: GET OUT AND EXPERIENCE THIS SCARY-ASS COUNTRY. Now it’s not scary but I should still experience it.

      December 8, 2012
      • I loved it there.. If I had not got this other job I would still be there…you do need to get out.. very easy to get into a rut there.. not a bad rut but still a rut.. enjoy it and experience it.. so many strange places to visit…

        December 10, 2012

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