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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Caffe Bene in Myeongdong

One of the fastest growing coffee chain in Seoul, Caffe Bene has over 500+ outlets around South Korea.  The first time I have ever visited one was in 2010 while I was looking for wifi, and a friend of mine told me that this cafe provided a free wifi.  The atmosphere in this cafe can ...

DearBerry cosmetic shop in Myeongdong

I love going to Myeongdong whenever I visit Seoul, it's such a wonderful shopping district and I get to see new fashion and cosmetic products.  Let me introduce you my latest cosmetic shop find, dearberry.  The peach pink colorful shop caught my attention and I knew I had to go inside the store. This shop ...