Jeju Trip in Spring

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I had a family vacation in Jeju, but unfortunately the weather was bad and I got sick. Being the trooper that I am, I tried my best to take some decent photos, but the weather was also being very uncooperative. Continue reading “Jeju Trip in Spring”

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Photos in Korea: Uijeongbu (의정부)

Went to my friend’s hometown, Uijeongbu (의정부), which is a city pretty far north in South Korea. Uijeongbu is the home of Budae Jjigae and has a very nice mix of rural and sprawling urban areas. I started my trip off at Hoeryong Station (회룡역) and walked towards some rural areas toward the mountains. Continue reading “Photos in Korea: Uijeongbu (의정부)”

Kakao Pop-Up Store: Get All Your Favorite Kakao Friends!

It’s no secret that Kakao Talk’s very own emoticons, “Kakao Friends”, are very popular with Koreans. Practically everyone loves using them, so it’s no surprise that seasonal pop-up stores began to sell your favorite characters! Kakao has been experimenting with these stores for a while now and have finally established a permanent store in the Coex mall! Continue reading “Kakao Pop-Up Store: Get All Your Favorite Kakao Friends!”

Gentle Monster: The Craziest Glasses Store Ever

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”

Noryangjin Fish Market (노량진 수산시장)

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.

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Seoul Photos: Olympic Park (올림픽공원)

Looking for some outdoor art or just a nice park to explore? Check out Olympic Park (올림픽공원) which is the legacy of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. The place is very beautiful in the fall as the trees change colors. I saw quite a few photographers including wedding photographers which proves my point!  Continue reading “Seoul Photos: Olympic Park (올림픽공원)”

Seoul Photos: Namsan (남산)

Namsan (남산) is probably one of the most famous mountains in Seoul, in big part due to having the highest observation tower known as N. Seoul Tower (as well as Namsan Tower, Seoul Tower, YTN Tower). It’s located in the middle of Seoul, so the view from N. Seoul Tower is pretty nice. It’s extremely couple-oriented and you will pretty much run into only couples and tourist during your visit. Continue reading “Seoul Photos: Namsan (남산)”