I often think about what I want my kids to remember about me. What do I want them to learn from me? I go back to a couple of things. The first thing is I want them to learn is to work hard and live your best dreams. I want them to be open to new experiences and people. I want them to dive into life even if you do not know what is at the bottom. Curiosity is something that should be explored and teased out like knots in your hair with a concentration and determination until every last strand is freed.
Where did my curiosity lead me this summer? It led me to a town just outside of Atlanta. Why? I was at a travel conference and we were able to pick a location we wanted to visit so we could write about them and I chose Gwinnett County Georgia.
Why would one choose Gwinnett when faced with larger more familiar destinations? Seriously, What is there to do in Gwinnett County Georgia?
We discover the Best Restaurants in Gwinnett County Georgia and the amazing places, check out below.
You could say I metaphorically traveled to South Korea while in Georgia. I have never been to Korea. I have never had authentic Korean food and I was culturally illiterate when it came to the customs of the Korean people. I wanted to learn about Korean Culture and believe it or not, you can do that in the heart of the south. You can even go on a food tour in Gwinnett County which I did called Seoul of the South. I highly suggest if you are anywhere near Atlanta you make this happen. Visit Seoul of the South Tour for more details.
H Mart was one of the locations we visited. Why would you go to a grocery store on your holiday? Why not? We were able to sample authentic foods, purchase items that were from Korea, and we got to see specialty items that the Korean population in Gwinnett County use like Kimchi refrigerators. I purchased some honey potato chips and this tea in a jar that has citron tea with honey in it. The kids adore it and I have already ordered more on Amazon since my town doesn’t have it.https://photos.app.goo.gl/fy5Dc9A9rV3N3gnL6
Hmart provides quality Korean food and service. Duluth store opened in 2004 at 2550 Pleasant Hill Rd, Bldg. 300, Duluth, GA 30096. I would suggest a visit so you can immediately be immersed in Korean Culture and come hungry! We found that instead of taking flowers or wine to a Korean house when you are a guest you gift useful items like diapers, toilet paper, paper towels.
Hanbok Nara Traditional Korean Dress was one of my favorite parts of our journey in Gwinnett County. It is so incredible to wear art. These custom creations were beautifully constructed.https://photos.app.goo.gl/xQgshkmZjW8VFPRX7
The second I put on my dress I was able to imagine a celebration. I can see why these traditional dresses turn an “event” into a party.
You tie the dresses to the right. They are worn on holidays like birthdays, Korean Thanksgiving, and weddings. You wear underpants under the outfits and usually a slip under the dress to create the shape. The hair is usually placed in a bun on top of the head. The Koreans love to be organized so their hair is never down when they dress up. The men braid their hair and once they get married they wear a bun on their head. The hands are placed across your waist to show respect. The clothes are important but so are all the details from the shoes to the posture. That is how the customs are kept and passed down through the generations.https://photos.app.goo.gl/wtsvEr2AMXnjAnTL9
J.S. Kitchen Cooking Class
I know people love to eat but what if you could learn to cook an incredible meal in your own home. I can say that Korean food is now a favorite in our home and I learned how to cook it while attending this cooking class.https://photos.app.goo.gl/7LVLpE4Rv6MiLwAB8
You can see the actual cooking class I attended.
Oh and here is the result