SEOUL DIARIES 019: A DAY OF ARTS AND CULTURE

March 24, 2014: DAY FIVE Itinerary [09:00AM] Arrive at Anguk Station [09:00AM] Explore Insadong streets: from Anguk Station, walk towards Jongno-3-ga via Gwanhun-dong, and back towards Anguk Station via Gyeonji-Dong [11:00AM] Lunch @ Miss Lee Cafe 별다방 미스리, Insadong [12:00PM] Bukchon Hanok Village 북촌한옥마을 [01:30PM] Coffee Break @ Cafe 5Ci Jung 까페오시정 [02:15PM] Explore Samcheongdong, walk back towards Insadong (Anguk Station) [02:45PM]Continue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 019: A DAY OF ARTS AND CULTURE”

SEOUL DIARIES 018: SAMCHEONGDONG 삼청동

At the peak of Bukchon Hanok Village overlooking Samcheongdong, I couldn’t wait to get to its bustling streets! Samcheongdong is geographically the lane right next to Bukchon Hanok Village. It is the trendy mash-up neighbourhood with hipster cafes, luxury goods, private art galleries alongside traditional Korean diners. Not a showroom for cars but an art gallery. In Seoul, many motorContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 018: SAMCHEONGDONG 삼청동”

SEOUL DIARIES 013: BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE 북촌한옥마을

For history buffs who wish to experience a well-preserved slice of Korean history, Bukchon Hanok Village is where you need to be! The residential district of Bukchon (literally meaning north village) housed high-ranking government officials / nobility during the Joseon Dynasty. Here, traditional Korean houses known as Hanok (or Joseonhouses) were re-built or re-furnished from the olden days. Tourist information centers are tactfully located in allContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 013: BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE 북촌한옥마을”

London Lovin’: Covent Garden

What exactly is in Jamie Oliver’s Secret Basement? Found this green door whilst exploring the outskirts of Covent Garden!! When the celebrity chef bought an old bank building in Manchester, his workers uncovered old Joy Division and New Order master tapes, as well as a million dollars worth of treasures (including gold, jewelry and aContinue reading “London Lovin’: Covent Garden”

London Lovin’: Dr Martens

Checked out the Dr Martens’ Store at Neal Street, Covent Garden They have an amazing array of vintage collection Dr Martens as well as the latest one-of-a-kinds (Dr Martens x Agyness Deyn) which aren’t even on sale anywhere else at the moment. Left happy with my 1460 Matte Black, after trying on tonnes of coloursContinue reading “London Lovin’: Dr Martens”

Foodporn: Bliss House Theme Restaurant!

Must-have Latte Cappucino Cream of Mushroom SEAFOOD AND MUSSELS!! Seriously the bacon and shrimp pasta (bottom right) is the shitz. Best dish in the house. Our tiramisu surrounded by a fortress of cakes-in-a-cup that Mel bought! From left: Tiramisu, Red Bean Malay dessert flavoured cake, Oreo cheesecake and Strawberry Shortcake BIRTHDAY BOY! Too many aptContinue reading “Foodporn: Bliss House Theme Restaurant!”