Convenience Stores

There seems to be a convenience store on almost every corner here and most of them have English names.  These stores are packed full of sodas, juices, candy, cookies, chips, and instant noodles - all of the delicious bad-for-you things that are surely contributing to the increasing waist size of Korea.  These stores also sell milk, beer, cigarettes, dried squid and fish, and questionable looking vacuum packed meat products.  The larger stores also sell bread, eggs, fruits, vegetables, toiletries, and various household items.

Family Mart is one of the most common.

The all too familiar 7-Eleven.

You can buy a cold drink and enjoy it outside under the umbrella :)

GS25 is one of the largest chains and used to be owned by LG.

The car on the sidewalk?  Not exactly a parking space :)

And the award for the most clever name goes to... Buy The Way!

"The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and 
coming home with only a loaf of bread are a billion to one."
~Erma Bombeck

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