Tag Archives: Seoul

Souvenirs from around the world: Bear charm from Seoul South Korea

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Today I would like to share with you one of the souvenirs I got during my trip to Seoul South Korea.  It's a cute little bear charm that is wearing a colorful Hanbok, a Hanbok is a traditional Korean clothing.  It is usually worn during special events or festive days. I got this bear charm at ...

8 Witty shop names in Seoul

Witty Shop names in Seoul

While going over thousands of photos I took in Seoul, I noticed that I actually took some photos of witty shop names.  It wasn't really my intention to look for funny signs or shops, they just so happen to be there.  Some may be funny and clever, others are quite confusing to understand (at least ...

Artbox in Hongdae

The Artbox Store in Hongdae

Artbox is one of my favorite stationery and gift store in South Korea.  This shop sells lots of cute little items that have different characters.  Whenever I go to Seoul, I visit the Artbox store in Myeongdong but during my last visit this year, I went to see the Artbox in Hongdae.  I got new ...

Cats Living – a Cat Cafe in Hongdae

The CatsLiving banner outside their store

After going to the Hello Kitty cafe in Hongdae, I saw this cute banner right next door - its the CatsLiving cafe, its a place where you pay a fee of 8000 Won to get in and it comes with a drink and you get to play with the cats.  I didn't get a chance ...

Hello Kitty Cafe in Seoul South Korea new level

The Hello Kitty Cafe in Hongdae Seoul - new level 2nd floor!

It's the cute Hello Kitty cafe located in Hongdae Seoul. This cafe has been my favorite to-go place whenever I visit Hongdae because I find it very cute and I love Hello Kitty. I visited this cafe a couple years ago, and recently they made a new change in which they have added a new ...

Princess Diary Dress Cafe

Do you remember the time when you we're a little playing dress up? Well, now you can re-create that time here in the Princess Diary cafe. This time, you get to wear cute wedding/princess dresses. This cafe is located two blocks away from Ewha Womans University station in Seoul (please see end of post for ...

Shopping Guide: Top Six Fashion Shops in Seoul Korea

Fashion Shops Shopping in Seoul

Seoul has so many shopping centers around the city, and I would like to share with you my favorite top six fashion shops and districts around Seoul.  I found out about these places by researching throughout the internet and reading blog posts.  These spots/shops are mainly targeting female shoppers but there are some men shops ...

Gyeongbokgung Palace

Within the busy city of Seoul, there lies the ancient Gyeongbokgung Palace.  Built in 1395 around the Joseon Dynasty and reconstructed a couple of times.  This palace is one of the most iconic symbol for the South Korean nation and the royal family because of its history.  During my stay in one of the hotels ...

Shopping in Myeongdong guide

Myeongdong has got to be one of the most famous shopping districts in Seoul.  It’s like a small town filled with shops – restaurants, cafes, accessory stores, beauty shops, and department stores.  What makes this one of the best places to shop?  Lots of the stores here sell very affordable clothing, cosmetics, and food!  They ...

Hello Kitty Cafe Hongdae Seoul

Note:  Today is November 1, 2012 - this post is dedicated to Hello Kitty, its her birthday today!   This is a request re-post for more information and better photos.  Enjoy! Truth be told, this cafe came to me by surprise, I was not expecting to see it (I didn't even know it existed).  Back track - ...