Autumn in Ulsan

Heya folks!  I can’t believe November has come and nearly gone so quickly; I feel like I’ve missed out on my favorite season entirely!

I’ve spent many Autumns in the US and the UK, and adored them both equally.  Growing up in America instilled in me an appreciation for Fall festivals, and all the seasonal delights they brought with them: sticky, hot apple cider, funnel cakes, caramel apples, pumpkin and pecan pie…  I love everything and anything containing allspice and cinnamon, so Autumn is when I’m in my culinary element.  Along with all the sweet treats, I love how crisp and smoky the air becomes in Autumn; there’s something so ethereal about Autumn mornings, chilly without being too cold, and sunlight pouring down through canopies of honey-colored leaves.

Autumn in the UK is a bit chillier than in the US, and they don’t celebrate the pumpkin with the same fervor us Americans do, but there’s still that crisp, cinnamon-laced scent to the air.  Around this time of year is when all of the Christmas markets begin to set up in the UK, too, bustling with people and scented with pine needles and mulled wine.

Needless to say, Autumn in Korea has been a different experience entirely.

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