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Orange Cafe – Espresso of Street | At 여의도

Only in Seoul, you get an insanely good cup of iced latte on the go! Espresso of street, you've said it right. Nothing gives a better energy boost than coffee to keep you going on a long long walk in Yeouido Park and across the Han River thereafter. The barista is a kind young man… Continue reading Orange Cafe – Espresso of Street | At 여의도

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Tous Les Jours | 뚜레쥬르

A shot of caramel macchiato before heading off to Yeouido Park for a long long afternoon! Tous Les Jours is this French-Asian bakery in South Korea that's wildly popular as breakfast-to-go for the young adults. Coffee on the go!! ^^ The cakes are so pretty, I had to sneak a few shots! The photos from… Continue reading Tous Les Jours | 뚜레쥬르

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Deux Crèmes | 듀 크렘

Gangnam's Garosugil is laden with patisseries, cake-shops, chocolatiers and coffeehouses. Deux Crèmes is one of the most popular and renowned pastry houses that occupies a standalone 3-storey building along the main street, drawing in a steady stream of dessert-seeking locals and foreigner everyday, and feeding this steady stream with their very special pie-tart-cake hybrids. Read: Deux… Continue reading Deux Crèmes | 듀 크렘

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50 Fifty No Stress Cafe | 피프티

Reminiscent of a warehouse and appearing somewhat like a garage amidst reformation, the high-ceilinged 50 Fifty Cafe in uptown Apgujeong is hip and trendy with a rustic Junk-Style appeal. Diners can choose between smoking and non-smoking seating areas to enjoy a truly stress-free meal amongst the company of friends and tasteful lounge music. Kick back… Continue reading 50 Fifty No Stress Cafe | 피프티

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Bloom and Goûté | 블룸 앤 구떼

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower."  Nothing else better invokes purity of thoughts than innocence of youth. In this rustic foliage of greens and florals, William Blake's Auguries of Innocence springs to mind. Off the beaten track on Gangnam-Gu's Garosu-Gil is my favorite cafe by a… Continue reading Bloom and Goûté | 블룸 앤 구떼

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Coffee Chu | 커피츄

What's good here? Blueberry and peanut churros! A churros specialty cafe  was exactly what I was keeping an eye out for. Opened by the CEO of Pledis Entertainment (Afterschool, NU'EST, Son Dambi), the cafe is decked out in signed paraphernalia from their artistes. If you're looking for a particular cafe on Sinsa-dong, blink and you… Continue reading Coffee Chu | 커피츄

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A Twosome Place | 투썸플레이스

Exploring Apgujeong Rodeo Street led me to CGV Cinema at Sinsa-Dong, Gangnam-Gu. This dessert cafe used to be A Twosome Place by 51k, owned by actor So Ji Sub, until the 1st of January this year when this was turned into a normal Twosome Place cafe. Linked directly to the cinema, you can purchase coffee and… Continue reading A Twosome Place | 투썸플레이스

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Angel-In-Us Coffee | 엔제리너스커피

For the ultimate convenience I tamed my hunger with breakfast from Angel-In-Us Coffee! It's one of those coffee-chain giants but not as common at every corner as Tom n Toms or Caffe Bene.   Had me some Honey and Cheese Thick Toast! And a Blueberry Smoothie.   엔제리너스커피 Hongdae xoxo, Viktoria Jean

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Retail Therapy | SEOUL DAY THREE

오늘은 명동에 갔다. 새로운 부츠 안경 메이크업과 몇 가지 책을 샀다. 집 내 물건을 가지고 새로운 가방이 필요합니다 ~ ㅋ ㅋ Behold my loot, in the span of 2 hours at Myeong Dong. It's really not a lot, actually. Amazed by the good quality of my new spectacles! LookOptical only took half an hour to… Continue reading Retail Therapy | SEOUL DAY THREE

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Kona Beans | 코나빈스

Hot Chocolate before heading homewards - ain't I glad Kona Beans Cafe (as well as many coffee chains along Hongdae) are open 24hrs to keep us well-fed on coffee and happiness. Kona Beans is heavy on the Hawaiian theme, considering they use a premium Hawaiian roast. There are actual trees in the middle of the… Continue reading Kona Beans | 코나빈스

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Cafe Organic | 카페오가닉

Junk and instant food is the bane of my existence and yet I'm a sucker for anything that's quick, ready-to-eat and hence highly-preserved. In a bid to have something less artery-clogging for a change, I had been eyeing this beautiful cafe at its Hongdae location all afternoon. Cafe Organic is a double-storeyed healthy alternative to… Continue reading Cafe Organic | 카페오가닉

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Cafe Da Vinci Coffee | 다빈치 커피

Nestled in the artsy-fartsy district of Hongdae (my favourite place in Seoul) is Cafe Da Vinci Coffee, where works of the celebrated artist come alive within these four walls. In this area, there's practically a coffee-house at every turn. Cafe Da Vinci's intricate wall art and clear polystyrene sheltered patio caught my attention. The primacy… Continue reading Cafe Da Vinci Coffee | 다빈치 커피

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Hello Kitty Cafe | 헬로키티카페 홍대점

Two years ago I was wildly excited to come into Hello Kitty Cafe in Hongdae. Two years later, I'm mildly amused by how ugly their kitty-shaped waffles have become. The insanely pink stand-alone building is still a popular tourist attraction (cue an aggressive horde of multi-lingual Kitty fanatics), and always will remain a novelty this… Continue reading Hello Kitty Cafe | 헬로키티카페 홍대점

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Mellow Baking Cafe | 멜로우베이킹 카페

Just round the corner of my guesthouse, opposite Orange Guesthouse and Book Cafe Jungle in Seogyo-Dong Hongdae, is this gem of a baking cafe, complete with its own outdoor sitting area and garden patio! The owners are bakers themselves as they also regularly conduct baking classes on top of home-baking all their sumptuous goods. I… Continue reading Mellow Baking Cafe | 멜로우베이킹 카페

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Day One: BLU Home Guesthouse

7:45am - Touched down at Incheon International Airport 8:30am - Claimed all baggage and cleared customs 8:45am - Bought T-Money (Bus, Train, All-In-One Fare Card) and WiBro (incredibly fast and useful portable WiFi egg gadget) 8:50am - Boarded Airport Railroad (AREX) Commuter Line towards Hongik University Station 9:40am - Reached Hongik University Station (Hongdae!) Then… Continue reading Day One: BLU Home Guesthouse

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Day Zero – Panopolis

For two weeks away from home, I'm not usually such a light packer, although this time round I did forgo many physical possessions and settled for my old trusty cabin-sized Polo trolley-bag. Currently chilling at Panopolis, a classy open-spaced cafe at my most-frequented place for the past year (Singapore Changi Airport). It's quiet, spacious and… Continue reading Day Zero – Panopolis

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SEOUL 카운트 다운

구일에서 나는 인천에 도착하는거야. 혼자 여행있으니까 난 흥분과 약간의 긴장. 물론 걱정보다 기쁘다. 카페에서 읽고 서점을 방문하고 한강과 여의도 공원에서 산책, 혼자 여유로운 휴가가있을 것이다. 그리고 우리가 제주를 갈 것! 제주도에 날고 전에, 김포 공항에서 크리스씨를 만날. 오랫동안 제주에 가고 싶었! 여행하기 전에, 나는 한 번 (또는 두 번) 더 항공편을 날아해야! 좀 피곤 해~ 하지만 할 수있다. 항상 할 수있다~ 여행 가자!! ^^… Continue reading SEOUL 카운트 다운

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Living out of a Suitcase

Guess what?! I've decided on a long solo trip to Incheon!! Wildly excited about cafè-hopping in Hongdae, Gangnam, Itaewon and Sinchon. Even more psyched about taking dance classes in Korea. Plus I will be doing what I do best: living out of a suitcase! Perhaps I will meet Krispy, dance partner Rasoo and blast! dancers in… Continue reading Living out of a Suitcase