Our little apartment in Bundang!
I’ve been so busy with work and family since coming to Korea that this is my first post in a long, long time. I have been a very bad blogger!
I just wanted to share pictures around our little apartment where my parents let us stay. While my parents live inside Seoul, this apartment is not in Seoul; it about 30 minutes away in Bundang – a very popular suburban city right outside of Seoul. My dad uses this apartment as his office as it is closer to his job outside of Seoul, and we lived in Bundang for years, so he comes several times a week to play tennis with his friends. They used to rent it out but have kept it so that Bill and I have a place to stay when we visit Korea. Every year, we come to this apartment in May, and it’s like it is our second home. 🙂
When we’re over here, it’s like what life would be like if Bill and I were living in Korea as a married couple. It’s a small apartment so it’s like the kind of apartment a recently married couple would be living in as they start off their life together. I love walking around the apartment complex at night for a short evening walk or going to the nearby grocery store like other Korean couples do. And you see those kinds of scenes in Kdramas all the time as well. :p I really love that we get to have this experience, because I often wonder what life would be like if I was living in Seoul, and envy my friends who do live here.
Like any Korean apartment, we have a little veranda, where my mom has her little container garden. She has Korean cabbage growing, along with some peppers and kale. It’s just starting to take off, so it’s been fun to watch them grow during the last week while we’re here; they really have been growing, and we can see the difference!
This is what the outside of our apartment looks like; we’re on the 9th floor, and it’s nice to have a view. 😉
There are so many little family restaurants in the neighborhoods of Korea, you wouldn’t believe it. Back behind the larger buildings there are streets full of family businesses – restaurants, noraebangs, coffee shops, bars, etc.
Here is an apartment building outside of our balcony. They all pretty much look like this, including ours, just different colors, and slightly different shapes, but pretty close.
The building with the open space on its roof has a lot of businesses including an English academy, a grocery store, a kindergarten, a music academy, and a Taekwondo academy.
Today, we’re off the Gangnam to see my friends. We’re visiting a bakery & tea house where they have a lot of vegan options, so we’re excited. We’ll blog about that soon too!