If you’re ever in the market for the hippest glasses or want to experience an equally impressive art display, go to Gentle Monster in the Hongdae (홍대) area. This is one seriously creative store that Continue reading “Gentle Monster: The Craziest Glasses Store Ever”
Papa & Mamma is probably the closest iteration of a mom and pop Italian restaurant in Seoul. Our Toastmasters club decided to kick off our new year party over there. I haven’t been a big of a fan of Italian restaurants in Seoul, but visit them occasionally to get some semblance of what I used to get back at home. I was pleasantly surprised as this was probably the Continue reading “Italian Restaurants in Seoul: Papa and Mamma Pizzeria”
Want to donate some of your time on the weekend? Check out Bean Seoul! They have volunteer events at a couple of orphanages throughout the month where you can help kids with English and other activities. The events usually last for 3 hours and don’t take much of your time at all. However, you shouldn’t treat it as a filler for your weekend and decide to cancel last minute should something more interesting come up. Volunteering is a commitment Continue reading “Volunteering for Bean Seoul”
Mexican food is slowly becoming more and more prevalent in Seoul and one of the more premium establishments is Vatos. Vatos is a Korean and Mexican fusion restaurant, so a lot of the items stray from regular Mexican places. I went to the main restaurant in Itaewon which can be accessed Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: Vatos (바토스) Korean Mexican Fusion”
Costco (코스트코) is a huge warehouse store with a ridiculously wide selection of items at some of the best prices. They are based in the U.S., but have a few locations in Korea. They also have an awesome food court area with super cheap, high quality food as well. I was so happy to go here and see what differences there were. Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: Costco (코스트코) Food Court”
With the enormous Han River (한강) slicing Seoul in half, the city built a series of 27 bridges to help traffic cross it. Being a cityscape photographer, I had to get my share of bridge photos. I especially like beautiful bridges combined with a reflection and an interesting skyline in the background. The first bridge I decided to go to was the Yanghwa Bridge (양화대교) Continue reading “Seoul Photos: Yanghwa Bridge (양화대교)”
If you’re looking to get your hands on some of the freshest seafood in Seoul, the Noryangjin Fish Market (노량진 수산시장) won’t disappoint! Visitors interested in seafood or unique places in general will have their sights and senses thoroughly stimulated by the plethora of wondrous sea creatures available for decadent consumption.