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Cafe Bora カフェボラ – Purple Bingsu @ Bukchon Village, Seoul

I was told that if I do visit this area, Bukchon Village or Samcheong-dong, I must drop by at Cafe Bora カフェボラ which is one of the latest hype in Seoul over last summer. What I found out is that this little cafe, product most of their item in purple sweet potato and also in limited quantity. Bora also means purple where you can see that most of their item are in purple. To spot this place is pretty hard…

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Menon Pink House @ Hongdae, Seoul

Menon Pink House is another cafe located in Hongdae or Hongik University that my sister wanted to come because of the colour theme and their pastries. To me, it seems that brand and cafe collaborate as this outlet is known  as MENON x VANT 36.5. Slightly luxury look as this outlet divided into 2 levels. Ground – cafe , 1st Floor – VANT 36.5 (so it turns out to be a cosmetic brand cross over with this cafe as in level one,…

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Stylenanda Flagship Store Hongdae, Seoul

Stylenanda Hongdae Flagship Store Hongdae or Hongik University (스타일난다 홍대점) is one of the latest shop that operate not too long since last year. For Stylenanda Pink Hotel at Myeongdong Outlet (click here) Another pretty cool building opposite them. In this outlet, they do have a photobooth for you to take picture too. Felt that the clothes here are nicer compare to Myeongdong Outlet or maybe is because of the brand KKXX, also the price is quite reasonable too for…

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Stylenanda Pink Hotel in Myeongdong

Stylenanda Pink Hotel in Myeongdong, Seoul (스타일난다 – 명동점) is one of the place that my sister keep bugging me to drop by. It is one of a famous cosmetic brands among the younger crowd known as 3CE. Located in the heart of Myeongdong which is not too hard to find. The decor of this shop is rather cool. Interior that give me the vibe of classy hotel in New York back in the 70’s and this shop is 6…

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Onion Cafe @ Seongsu-dong, Seoul

Seoul, still remains one of my favourite city to go back. If you are a cafe hopper, Cafe scene in Seongsudong or Seongdong-gu remains as one of the upcoming local hipster cafe joint that is popping up like mushroom. In the area, Onion Cafe remain one of the top choices for many local visitor because of the structure and also the serve one of the best pastries in the area. Currently this area is also known as Brooklyn of Seoul.…

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Isaac Toast (이삭토스트) @ Insadong, Seoul, Korea

When you are in Seoul, Korea, there is one particular breakfast shop that is quite hype up over past two years. Isaac Toast (이삭토스트)  is definately one of them that also regard as one of a must have toast place or breakfast place if you visit Seoul. As my schedule is pack with food, and knowing Isaac Toast in Myeongdong is super congested, so found out that they have another outlet at Insadong which fits well in my itinerary. Isaac…

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Mr. Holmes Bakehouse @ Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Starting off with my recent trip back to Seoul, Korea. This round I did massive food hunting and lets start with one of the famous U.S brand that Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is now operating in Gangnam district. There are 2 items is a recommended by many blogs and local instagrammers are Cruffin And Brioche Donut.   An easy walk of 10 minutes from the station and head all the way in. Rather easy to find with google map. All buildings…

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Seoul Tower & Teddy Bear Museum @ Seoul

on the next day, we head off to Seoul Tower & Teddy Bear Museum. Namsan Seoul Tower was the first tower-type tourism spot in Korea. The top of the tower is at almost 480m above sea level, including Namsan Mountain (243m) and the tower’s own height (236.7m), making it one of the tallest towers in the Orient. It is comprised of Seoul Tower Plaza, recently opened to public access after 40 years, and N Seoul Tower, operated by CJ Foodville…

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Seoul Day 1 : Part 4 – Famous Traditional Market, Nandaemun Market (Seoul)

Right after viewing on The Guard Changing Ceremony, it takes us about 10 minutes walk from Deoksugung Palace to reach this famous and largest traditional market in Korea known as Nandaemun Market that located in the heart of Seoul, not only that as this make them one of the oldest market too as they started since 1964. In this market, you can find alot of variety of selling items such as Children’s Clothing, Men & womens, daily groceries, kitchenware, local products and…

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Seoul Day 1 : Part 3 – Deoksugung Palace for Royal Guard Changing Ceremony

As we were very hungry when we arrive, we headed to next door for a quick fix and it was satisfying with a great start of coffee and waffle (click here). Then we slowly stroll to the main entrance and snap a few pictures and we still have quite a lot of time , then we decided to check out inside the palace as the main event here is the Guard Changing Ceremony. Deoksugung Palace has held a guard-changing ceremony…

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