Pyeongtaek International market is located right outside Osan’s main gate, and a 10-minute walk from Songtan Station and an hour drive from Camp Humphreys, this area is a popular hangout, even if it’s not as glittery and popular as Itaewon.
In a time when social distancing is a must, places like the beautiful buckwheat field spread around the Pyeongtaek Hyanggyo, a Confucian temple, are a great reprieve from the masses in congested areas across Korea.
Korean food is great and all, but sometimes the craving for a good burger takes over and the hunt is on. In Pyeongtaek, several restaurants have burgers on the menu but with limited options. So, where do you go to satisfy those specific cravings?
Heading out on the roads of Pyeongtaek, home to Camp Humphreys, you may have stumbled by an unfamiliar sight. There, scattered on some of the surrounding farms, objects resembling giant marshmallows sit in fields of grass.
A wide range of noodle dishes are available in Korea, including japchae glass noodles, jajang myeon black bean noodles and dangmun sweet potato noodles, but none have won the hearts of Koreans like ramyeon.
In a past life I was a kindergartener. My key duties began with an afternoon bus ride to Tootin Hills Elementary School (yes, the real name of the school) but the journey from home was always preceded by lunch with mom.