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Just the 2 of us. Seoul, Korea- Last Days (Jimjilbang, Juno Hair salon, Lotte Mart)

So, this is the last entry for my Seoul trip. And it’s time for R&R! If you watch Korean shows, you would’ve come across this thing called “Jimjilbang”, basically they are public bathhouses furnished with hot tubs, saunas, cafeterias and resting areas where you can bathe, sleep and eat. We visited Siloam Sauna near our apartment… Continue reading Just the 2 of us. Seoul, Korea- Last Days (Jimjilbang, Juno Hair salon, Lotte Mart)

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Just the 2 of us- Day 5 (Samcheongdong, Insadong, Miss Lee cafe) Part 2

More sightseeing in Samcheong dong…Mascot themed cafes…Samcheong-dong and Bukchon Hanok are very near Insadong, I think it was about a 15 mins walk? And we successfully found ourselves at the Miss Lee cafe. It’s just at the road junction, rather conspicuous. The cafe caught fame from the Korean celebrities reality show, “We got married”. Needless to… Continue reading Just the 2 of us- Day 5 (Samcheongdong, Insadong, Miss Lee cafe) Part 2

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Just the 2 of us- Day 5 (Tosokchon, Bukchon Hanok, Samcheongdong) Part 1

Seoul is literally a cafe haven. Before I illustrate further, let me tell you where to get the most refreshing Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) in Seoul: Tosokchon. I’m not kidding, every single Singaporean I know who’s visited Korea would probably have graced this place for their ginseng shots. It’s a short 5 mins walk from… Continue reading Just the 2 of us- Day 5 (Tosokchon, Bukchon Hanok, Samcheongdong) Part 1

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Just the 2 of us. Seoul, Korea- Day 4 (Apgujeong, Gangnam) Part 2

Due to the nature of my job, I first got introduced to Korean music in 2006. I remembered Sung Si Kyung sauntering into the studio for his voice recording and thinking woah~ He’s tall. My playlist included music from Sung Si Kyung, Kangta, Minwoo (Shinhwa), Loveholic, Clazziquai and the occassional hits. The interest sort of… Continue reading Just the 2 of us. Seoul, Korea- Day 4 (Apgujeong, Gangnam) Part 2

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Just the 2 of us. Seoul, Korea- Day 4 (Garosugil, Sinsa-dong) Part 1

It was a Sunday and we wanted to visit the local church. Unfortunately, we woke up late (no thanks to laziness) so we missed the service. It was a little hike up Namdaemoon Presbyterian Church and we lingered around for a while before heading back to the apartment ‘cos we forgot to bring the camera… Continue reading Just the 2 of us. Seoul, Korea- Day 4 (Garosugil, Sinsa-dong) Part 1

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Just the 2 of us. Seoul, Korea- Day 3 (Hongdae, Trickeye Museum) Part 2

During travelling, the one most important thing after all that leg-killing walk… is a rest stop. If you happen to be at Hongdae in summer, I highly recommend this place: Snow Spoon Cafe It’s a yoghurt store, similar to those like Sogurt and Frolick in Singapore where you pay by weight. There’s also yoghurt ice… Continue reading Just the 2 of us. Seoul, Korea- Day 3 (Hongdae, Trickeye Museum) Part 2

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Just the 2 of us. Seoul, Korea- Day 3 (Edae, Sinchon, Hongdae) Part 1

Besides Myeongdong, Edae & Hongdae are the next hottest shopping districts for youngsters in Seoul. Situated near universities, the prices are reportedly cheaper, but I’ll still advise you to look around before you make a purchase ‘cos I got a jacket in Edae for 39000 krw (S$48) but the same design, different colored jacket at… Continue reading Just the 2 of us. Seoul, Korea- Day 3 (Edae, Sinchon, Hongdae) Part 1