This past month, #TeamToyota gave us the rare opportunity to visit South Korea during the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. With two of the best tour guides in the country showing us around, we got to enjoy the best food and tour some of the most amazing South Korean spots over the course of 11 days.
Rather than bore you with a long essay of how crazy the trip was, here’s a visual recap of the best parts of the trip through photos.
Hitting the Slopes
One of the first stops on the trip was to PyeongChang, where we were able to watch Jamie Anderson from the USA win Gold during the Women’s Snowboard Slope Style Finals.
First We Feast
All you need to know is every single street cart in South Korea is phenomenal.
We’ve Been to the Mountaintop
The Welli Hilli Hotel was one of the many hotels we stayed at while we were in the mountains. This was one of my favorites views during the trip.
When in South Korea We Eat BBQ
You obviously can’t go to South Korea without eating Korean BBQ at least five times. This was one of the best pork BBQ spots I’ve ever eaten at.
South Korean New Year is Lit
Luckily for us, we were in Busan, South Korea during the Korean New Year. The streets were lit for an entire week. I definitely tried to get some fire ‘Grams off in here.
Catch of the Day
We got to eat at so many different places during the trip, but this was definitely one of the more memorable ones. We visited an actual trout farm that was a 2-hour bus ride, but man was it worth it.. They literally catch the fish right outside the restaurant and then cook it for you. One of the best meals on the trip, for sure. Also, just look at that damn view.
Run this Town
This was the Gamcheon Village—one of the cooler spots we visited—which is basically a strip of stores and houses that have become a really popular tourist spot. It also reminded me of the Favela in Rio de Janiero, which you probably best remember from the Fast and Furious movies.
Coast to Coast
The Amalfi coast of South Korea.
Best I Ever Had
Our last meal for the trip took place at the Michelin 2 Star-rated restaurant, Jungsik. This might have been the best meal I’ve ever had, in my 27 years of life.
Sky’s the Limit
It was back up to the mountains when we saw the Women’s Slalom Alpine Skiing. Yet another amazing view from the mountain.
Picture Perfect Paradise
Paradise Hotel in Busan lived up to its name. It had a perfect view for a good Instagram post. HA!
You Must Be Buggin’
Probably not the best way to promote South Korean cuisine, but this dish was actually pretty good. Yes, those are bugs.
Another shot from the “Amalfi Coast” of South Korea.
Who doesn’t love some clam BBQ for lunch?
All You Can Eat
A feast for the ages.
It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye
And here is the final view from South Korea. Thank you again to Toyota for the trip of a lifetime.