Saturday, February 9, 2013

A little bit of Korea in Italy

As you might have read, my sister and I took a very nice vacation around Italy on November '12, and on my 1st day in Rome I discovered a Korean Restaurant! 

Santa Maria Magiore from Behind

Via Cavour
Just 1 block away from the famous Termini you'll find a small Korean restaurant, from that moment on I craved Korean food O_o, soon my good friend Foursquare told me there were other Korean Stores nearby, little did I know I was staying a few blocks away from Korea Town in Rome, is that destiny or what?, of course I wanted to go and find those stores but discovering Rome was top priority, good thing Rome is a small city and I found them by accident :), there's a Korean convenience store close to the Santa Maria Magiore Church, it's actually on the back street of the Church, the name is Via Cavour (close to Via Liberiana, You'll find a Korean Travel agency that offers mostly Flights to Asia and a Korean Market, obviously I was very excited and decided to buy some snacks for later... kkkk
Travel Agency

Korean Super Market

Yummy Products #1

Turns out a few days later those snacks were perfect since we didn't have food for our last night in Rome (not really the LAST one, we were coming back a week later). 

Being Gangnam Style in Italy!
 We then decided to pay a visit to the Pope, why not?, we were already there ;), we visited Vatican City and just 1 block away from the Vatican I saw the add for another Korean Restaurant, I didn't have time to look for it but if it wasn't for Venice I would say I found a Korean-something on every city I visited in Italy!.

After our Visit to the Vatican we met some friends and while waiting for them we found a nice souvenir store selling Psy souvenirs.... Why?... I have NO idea, but I bought a new iPhone case in there... kkk 

Sapori di Korea in Florence
At the next day we took the train to Florence :) and guess what I found on my 2nd day in Florence?... a Korean store :D (I just can't escape them...), we were with friends that day so I didn't go in ad much as I wanted but 2 days later I was exploring Florence on my own and decided to look for this store, this wasn't an easy task since it was raining and if you have ever been in Florence you''ll know it's fairly small and sort of complicated to navigate, but I found it just in time, I got Pepperos and Jjajangmyun and headed back to our B&B, 30 mins later we had a heavy rain and were unable to go out for the rest of the afternoon... Good thing I had bought those snacks!

A few days later we went back to Rome to spend our last night before we had to head back to Mexico and I was supposed to go have dinner at the Korean Restaurant near Termini (And just 2 blocks away from our B&B) but due to some problems with our Trains from Florence to Rome (11 hours on trains!!!) we ran into some problems with our B&B and didn't have enough time to go to the Korean restaurant anymore :(

Anyway, have you visited other K-towns around the world?, I was really amazed to find the one in Rome and to listen Gangnam Style on the Radio!

-Gisela V.

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