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 ...

Adorable Sanrio (gift gate) store in Coex mall Seoul

Sanrio Gift Gate Coex Seoul

Whenever I visit a new city (or a country), I try to find a store that has cute items for sale.  It's like a mission for me to find cute things when I travel.  When I visited Seoul a while back, I went to the Coex Mall in Gangnam and found this totally cute Sanrio ...

Jetoy – kawaii stationery store from Korea. Cat prints!

Jetoy store in Apgujeong, Seoul

On a fine and sunny day in Apgujeong Seoul, South Korea, I found this totally kawaii store - Jetoy.  I have known about this brand since May 2010.  The first time I found out about Jetoy was at a bookstore in Myeongdong when I was checking out some cute notebooks.  And the cute little cat ...

Funny looking socks in Myeongdong

Funny & weird socks in Myeongdong

Just a quick post for today, found these really funny & weird looking socks in Myeongdong while shopping around.  They are somewhat creative making the socks look a bit scary in a way but still having a fun design.  So, if you're looking for a fun present for someone when you visit Seoul, check out ...

Psy – Gentleman & Gangnam style ads in Seoul

Psy holding a food platter

Psy, Mr. Gentleman & Gangnam style is definitely making his way as one of the most popular icons in the Kpop music industry (well, even across the globe too).  While strolling around Seoul, I found a couple of advertisements that were endorsed by Psy around the city.  I only took a couple of photos, but ...

Tous Les Jours in Seoul

Inside the Tous Les Jours Cafe in Seoul

While wandering in the early morning in Myeongdong, I stumbled upon this cute cafe called 'Tous Les Jours' (Google Translate meaning 'Daily').  This cafe was launched in 1996 and now it has a couple of branches outside South Korea, in particular they have branches in the United States. When I visited, I got iced coffee and ...

Etude House in Hongdae

The Etude House in Hongdae

Another favorite cosmetic store of mine is Etude House.  This shop sells beauty products and they come in a very cute packaging.  When I visited Hongdae earlier this year, this was the decoration they had for their shop which had a very cute and festive theme.  At that moment they were promoting their new product ...

Holika Holika shop in Hongdae: small yet cute!

The Holika Holika Store in Hongdae

Holika Holika is a Korean cosmetic company that started in the early 2010.  When I was surfing online, I found out on their banner that Holika Holika is a magic word for getting your wish (which in this case to be beautiful).  This shop in Hongdae has a cute purple theme design with a cute ...

Yoogane Restaurant in Myeongdong

Yoogane Restaurant in Myeongdong

One of my most favorite restaurants in Seoul is Yoogane.  This restaurant is famous for dak galbi which is a dish generally made by stir frying marinated chicken and other ingredients on a hot plate.  This particular restaurant is located in Myeongdong, and it was one of the first restaurants I have tried in Seoul ...