This is a hodgepodge entry of photos from around Seoul in the past month. One of the things I love about this city is the sculptures and art on practically every street.
On our last day in Seoul, Domingos and I finally made it to Sona, a dessert cafe I had been longing to check out. It’s near Sinsa station in Gangnam, and it is a terrific option for a date night (or afternoon in our case!).
My friend Martha found a place in Haebangchon right outside the Kimchi Pot gate for us to paint our own ceramic items. Despite my lack of artistic ability, it was a lot of fun. You could choose from a lot of different items; I chose a mug, total price 25,000₩ for the mug, paint supplies, and getting it glazed and fired or whatever the process is called. I’m not going to share a picture of my product because it’s a gift for someone and I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but here are a few photos of the workshop. Text 010-8829-3687 to make an appointment. Continue reading “Paint-your-own Ceramics and Book’Park”
I’m so glad I made it to Cafe Sanmotoonge before leaving Seoul! On our last Sunday in town, we settled into our hotel room and then set out with our friends in search of this cafe located in the Buam-dong district. It took a train, a bus, and a bit of walking (uphill) to reach it, but don’t let that stop you from visiting. The entire area is completely charming with many great views in every direction.
A lengthy list of some of my favorite restaurants and cafes in Seoul. Enjoy! Continue reading “Some Seoul Favorites – Food & Drink”
This is a list, in no particular order, of attractions I have loved visiting while living in Seoul. A few of them are out of town, but are manageable as a day trip. Continue reading “Some Seoul Favorites – Attractions”
Last weekend, we finally visited Seodaemun Prison History Hall, which had been on my list for quite a while. Our friends Cheryl and Basil joined us and we made a day of it, brunching at Flying Pan Blue before heading out to the prison, which is just outside Dongnimmun subway station.
First, a lovely Monet-inspired shutter on a closed shop in Insadong:
After almost two years of avoiding it for unknown reasons (I don’t go to Gangnam much?), I finally visited Coex Mall twice in the space of one week! Coex is Asia’s largest underground shopping mall, but I must have not seen a lot of if on either visit, because I was aboveground quite a lot of the time. Continue reading “Coex Mall”
Today I forced myself to get out and do something adventurous despite my lack of companions. I decided to go check out the Seoul Iris Garden, which is right across the street from the Dobongsan subway station.