Carlos Eats 2.0: Expansion to Seoul, South Korea

August 11, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More

As I was updating my food blog last Monday in Miami I smelt a peculiar burning smell in my hotel room. I began to wonder if it was the Colombian BBQ I had earlier for dinner that night, but after almost an hour of sniffing for smoke I couldn’t find the source. Suddenly as I finished editing the photographs from my dinner that night my laptop powered off. I finally found the root of the smell: my laptop AC adapter. Unfortunately, my laptop adapter short-circuited my laptop. The hard drive is currently in the hands of a computer engineer who I hope will be able to salvage the data.

After a week with no laptop (my worst nightmare), I finally acquired a new HP laptop from Best Buy for under $400. This G4 laptop is working like a charm and I will be pumping out the posts I can salvage ASAP. I really do apologize about the delay and disruption. I have quite a few other things to update you on as well.

Carlos Eats is expanding to Seoul, South Korea. I am going to be studying abroad at Yonsei University in about 2 weeks. During my trip I have found several like-minded people who will continue to cover the food scene here in Tampa and become part of the Carlos Eats Team. The great thing is these people eat out just as much as I do and many times they are actually dining with me at restaurants that I review and events that I attend and will offer you a new take on restaurants, many of them are cooks as well so I hope to bring some recipes and food trends to the site.

I am looking forward to covering a whole new food scene. Seoul has a population of over 10 million people, so you can imagine just how expansive their food scene must be. USF World has provided me with a Flipcam to document my travel so I plan to really increase the amount of food videos I post as well. I am planning to update the navigation on the site so it will be easier for readers to get to the content they want to read. You can read my travel blog for my adventures in Seoul at http://www.carlosabroad.com.

Finally checkout the updated Carlos Eats logo designed by the lovely Catherine Lim:

The new logo has a cleaner look and has a transparent background so it will make photographs look better.

Many things to come your way from Carlos Eats!

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  1. Jenn C says:

    I love the new logo! Can’t wait to get one of my own. Sounds like you’ve got some exciting plans. How long will you be in Seoul? Hope you have an amazing time and have safe travels.

    • Carlos H. says:

      Right now I’ll be staying until January, but I hope to renew until May since I have heard the amount of time to absorb a language in a foreign country is about a years time. Thanks so much! :)

  2. Dustin Cole says:

    Hey Carlos. This is Dustin from seoulfood.org. Good to hear from you. How long will you be in Korea and what are you studying here? Let’s find some time to meet up and I can take you to one of my favorite spots.

    • Carlos H. says:

      I’ll be studying through the exchange program at Yonsei. I’ll be taking Korean language classes in addition to a few business courses. Right now I’m staying until January, but I hope to extend to an extra semester so I can get the language down. We definitely need to meet up haha I’ll be on the hunt for good restaurants during my stay as well and I’m also interested in food festivals or events.

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