Exploring the world one bite at a time

Day: April 27, 2017

Ellie: “Lovely place for drinks with friends”

Cosy bar with lots of wood. The bar is divided into separate area’s, which adds to the cosy atmosphere. You have to order at the bar. I found the cocktail list too limited to my taste, but this is an ideal environment to enjoy a drink and have a chat with some friends.

Ellie, 21-6, Supyo-ro 28-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03133, South Korea
+82 2-2135-3360

Visited March 2017. You can find my review about Ellie also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, service 2/5.

Gyeongbokgung Palace: “Not to be missed”

The Gyeongbokgung Palae is de biggest of the five grand palaces built by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty. The magnificant Gwanghwamun entrance gate is situated right in the hear of Seoul and one of its most famous landmarks. if you don’t have much time for your visit to Seoul, this place can’t be missed. The palace buildings are mostly reconstructions, because lots of the buildings were destroyed during the Japanese occupation. The Koreans took great care in reconstructing the building as faithfully as possible.

The site is very big, so you’ll at least need two hours to see everything. When in a hurry make sure not to miss Gyeonghoeru, a beautiful construction sitting on top of 48 stone pillars. reflected in the surrounding artificial lake. Likewise he trone hall (Geunjeongjeon) is a National Treasure which will leave a lasting impression.

Don’t miss the traditional changing of the guards ceremony!

Gyeongbokgung Palace, 161 Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-3700-3900

Visited March 2017. You can find my review about Gyeongbokgung Palace also on TripAdvisor.

Ajisen Ramen: “Not so great ramen”

When looking for a quick lunch at Fiumencino airport, I ended up in this ramen restaurant. Ramen is my favorite fast food, but the ramen here was slightly disappointing. Thee meat wasn’t tender and the noodles itself were a bit overcooked. Luckily the spicy broth was tasty. The spicy beef ramen filled the stomach, but that was about everything.

Ajisen Ramen, Aeroporto Leonardo Da Vinci, Terminal E, 00054, Fiumicino, Italy
+39 041 456 1111

Visited March 2017. You can find my review about Ajisen Ramen also on TripAdvisor. My scores: value 3/5, service 2/5, food 2/5.