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South Korea SEOUL | Day 1 Gyeongbokgung

South Korea SEOUL | Day 1 Gyeongbokgung

This was my first time in Seoul, South Korea. My Cathay Pacific red-eye flight landed us in Incheon International Airport. We took the shuttle to our hotel. We briefly wandered the streets, showered and headed out to explore the city in 72 hours. First day […]

Minimani Myeongdong Store, South Korea (Myeong-Dong)

Minimani Myeongdong Store, South Korea (Myeong-Dong)

    Minimani Myeongdong is a Korean restaurant in Myeong-Dong that specializes in BBQ and raw octopus. Raw octopus is one of the must eat items whenever you visit South Korea, Seoul. The modest restaurant and the hostesses does not speak English. Minimani Myeongdong serves up one […]

Starbucks Insadong, South Korea (Insadong) x Seuh-tah Buhks-seuh Koh-Pi 스타벅스 인사점

Starbucks Insadong, South Korea (Insadong) x Seuh-tah Buhks-seuh Koh-Pi 스타벅스 인사점

  One of the few if any Starbucks with a logo that is not Starbucks. 스타벅스 인사점 stands proudly written in Hangul in Insadong, downtown Korea. Apparently when coffee giant first opened Starbucks Insadong there were a lot of resistance. Later the nine letters were changed into […]

Ewha Womens University South Korea (Edae) | Cafe Para and Student Union Building

Ewha Womens University South Korea (Edae) | Cafe Para and Student Union Building

        Now that we had our tummies filled with yummy baked eggs custards and banana cake pastries from the streets, it is time to head over to the University District where Ewha Womens University and Yonsei University resides. EWHA Womens University dates back 120+ years ago and holds a prestigious […]

South Korea SEOUL | Day 3 Ewha Womens University Edae

South Korea SEOUL | Day 3 Ewha Womens University Edae

After our visit to Tosokchon (the best Ginseng Chicken) and Gyeongbokgung Palace how could we not tour Ewha Womens University Fashion Street and see where our good friend Dee works. On the way there, we passed by this recently built mall YES APM which also had […]

Tosokchon Samgyetang South Korea (Gyeongbokgung Station) 土俗村参鶏湯 토속촌삼계탕

Tosokchon Samgyetang South Korea (Gyeongbokgung Station) 土俗村参鶏湯 토속촌삼계탕

Tosokchon Samgyetang South Korea  | 土俗村参鶏湯 | 토속촌삼계탕 Tosokchon Samgyetang South Korea 土俗村 “Local Customs Village” specializes in Ginseng chicken soup 参鶏湯. Samgyetang is basically a chicken stuffed with ginseng and rice soup. It is made by boiling 30+ medicinal and food ingredients, chestnuts, pine nuts, gingko nuts, garlic, […]