Monday, June 22, 2015

Korean restaurant Sobahn

Tasty food tonight. We had a selection of Korean dishes - veggie pancake, spicy rice cakes, spicy chicken and vegetables, bulgogi - a mariated beef, and dol sot bibipbap - a hot bowl of rice and veggies. Also, the traditional Korean side dishes (bancheon).  Everyone had lots to try. What a great group of students we have this semester - definitely open to trying new foods.  

Monday, June 1, 2015

Waiting for the food

After veggie sambusa appetizers, waiting for the main course.

First night

Our first food culture to explore is Ethiopian. The bread, made from a grain called teff, is "injera." Very tasty. We tasted two kinds - one made with teff and wheat flour, the other with teff. Very interesting to compare the two breads. There were two meat dishes - one chicken and one beef - and three veggie dishes - cabbage/potato/carrot; miser watt(lentils); and comen (collards) Yummy

Blue Nile cafe

Don't they look like they are having fun?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Korea Times Reporter Speaks with Avila Students

Suh Young Jun, a reporter for a Korean newspaper, spent time with our class at the beginning of our trip and here at the end, as we celebrated Grace's birthday.  She wanted to know about the students' experiences on their trip.  

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Chicken and ice cream

This was unexpected. As I continue my travels in Busan I had to share this menu item with the class.  A mildly spicy chicken on the left and an iceberg lettuce salad on the right which is hard to see since it's topped off with 2 scoops of ice cream! 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Cat cafe

Seoul offers pet lovers a unique experience. Throughout the city are cat and dog cafes where visitors can enjoy some animal affection while sipping a latte. Eric and Addy enjoyed a cat cafe just before they went to the airport. We've been told one of the reasons for the dog and cat cafes centers around the living arrangements in the city.  Often parents, grandparents, and adult children (until married) live together.  Parents don't have room to get their kids pets, so these cafes give young students in the city a chance to hang out with the animals.  I was surprised at how friendly the cats were in this place.  You can see the pictures sof the individual cats with their names and some info on each on the wall behind Eric.
Eric found a furry friend

Addy loved the cats