SEOUL DIARIES 017: SSAMZIEGIL ARTS AND CULTURE 쌈지길

Indeed, Ssamziegil is the ‘Special Insa-dong within Insa-dong’.
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This arts and cultural heaven is made of over 70 shops, including handicraft and souvenir stores, art galleries, restaurants and eateries. Following a spiral-like staircase, you’ll arrive at Haneulmadang at the top of Ssamziegil, where you get a really good sky-view!

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Found: the legendary DUNG-BREAD! Bread shaped like shit. Tastes like awesome shit. For just 1000KRW.
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Just one man is single-handedly stirring up the shit.
Gosh I love this shit. #punintended

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This place has everything you will want to get from the streets of Insa-dong street. If you have only an hour to shop in the area, this is where you need to be!

I loved the hidden beauties along the walls, in the stores and between alleys at Ssamziegil. Everything here was beautified by people with mad artistic sense and skills.

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SSAMZIEGIL 쌈지길
Seoul-si Jongno-gu Gwanhun-dong 38
서울특별시 종로구 인사동길 44 (관훈동)

[Subway]
Anguk Station (Seoul Subway line 3), Exit 6
Walk toward Jongno Police Station and enter the Insa-dong one-way street of Crown Bakery & GS25, and go staright 100m.

Jonggak Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, Exit 3)
Go towards Jogyesagil (pass 2 signals) and enter the alley next to the 7th Day Sabbath Church.

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean

SEOUL DIARIES 014: CHEONGYECHEON STREAM 청계천

For serenity and peace in Seoul’s busy boulevard, Cheongyecheon’s mini waterfalls, crystal clear stream and quiet walking lanes is where I found clarity for my thoughts.

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Honestly this 8.4 km / 5.2 miles long stream wasn’t as grand as what I had in mind, but still a picturesque sight in the city! Many couples were seen holding hands, strolling leisurely as if they had multitudes of time.

Cheonggyecheon Stream is near to Deoksugung Palace, Seoul Plaza, Sejong Center, Changdeokgung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, and Insadong street (where I had walked from!) It’s also close to major shopping malls like Lotte Department Store.

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Not much wildlife here – I wasn’t the only one snapping pictures of this lonely duck.20140409-152406.jpg

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In such a busy business and shopping district, a leisure strolling canal holds a hell lot of appeal. Especially since it’s the best place to go before or after a shopping spree.

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CHEONGYECHEON STREAM 청계천
110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 태평로1가 ~성동구 신답철교


Accessible from
– City Hall, Jonggak, Jongno 3-ga, Jongno 5-ga, Dongdaemun, Sinseol-dong (Seoul Subway Line 1) – City Hall, Euljiro 1-ga, Euljiro 3-ga, Euljiro 4-ga, Sindang, Sangwangsimni (Seoul Subway Line 2)
– Jongno 3-ga (Seoul Subway Line 1, 3 and 5)
– Dongdaemun History & Culture Park (Seoul Subway Line 4)
– Gwanghwamun (Seoul Subway Line 5)

xoxo,
Viktoria Jean