I love street markets. Not only do they have a great variety of fresh produce and yummy street food, it is always a great place for people watching. In Korea, you can always find a local street market nestled between the residential areas. Korean street markets might be a bit overwhelming at first – people shoving, ajuhmmas yelling (not at you, of course), usually highly congested – but I think it’s a great way to get away from the city life and experience a different aspect of the Korean culture.
Recently, I’ve been having a lot of days when I just felt down and didn’t feel as motivated and positive. One day, I decided to take a stroll down the neighborhood and that was how I ended up at the street market nearby. I had my camera with me so I decided to take this opportunity to snap some pictures and get mind off of things.
I loved walking down the aisles. It sure felt therapeutic for time being. I loved watching the dynamics of people – the shoppers, the shop owners, children, small dogs.
Things such as strolling down the street market helped me realize that something as simple as this can be therapeutic. You don’t need to spend a ton of money on retail therapy (guilty) or eating junk food (guilty) to feel better.
What do you do to get your mind off of things? Share down in the comment below!
Have a great Monday/Sunday everyone!