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SEOUL DIARIES 033: BASILUR TEA

"What do you want?" "Just coffee. Black - like my soul." — Cassandra Clare Enjoying my afternoon cuppa at Basilur Tea on Sinsa-Dong's Garosugil. On display within the 3-storeyed building are tins and tins of tea leaves and related tea spices that tickled my olfactory senses. Basilur does premium tea exports from Sri Lanka to the rest of the world.… Continue reading SEOUL DIARIES 033: BASILUR TEA

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SEOUL DIARIES 031: CARRIED AWAY

Oh you know how it is. Once started, shopping can get absolutely frenzied. Just a day in Apgujeong and my summer luggage threatened to explode at its seams. Fall is my favourite season for shopping anywhere in the world. It's neither too hot for brisk-walking in the streets nor too cold for chilling with a… Continue reading SEOUL DIARIES 031: CARRIED AWAY

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SEOUL DIARIES 029: NAENG MYEON 냉면

Rules for eating NAENG MYEON (lit. Cold noodles) in Korea: 1. Do not order Naeng Myeon in winter. I tried that once and got told off with dismissive hand gestures. Thereafter I did not exist in the eyes of the elderly Korean Ahjumma chef. Naeng Myeon in winter, seriously? 2. Never tell a Korean that… Continue reading SEOUL DIARIES 029: NAENG MYEON 냉면

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SEOUL DIARIES 008: CAFES IN ITAEWON

Along the glorious and vibrant district of art museums and galleries are laid-back cafes offering all-day breakfasts and a myriad of flavoured coffees. In close association to the indie Hannamdong Cafe Street, coffee culture in Itaewon is self-directed and expat-friendly. Expect top-notch Americanos and loads of Seoul Design-Spot cafe galleries! Here are some of my favourites! For more… Continue reading SEOUL DIARIES 008: CAFES IN ITAEWON

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SEOUL DIARIES OO3: CAFE-HOPPING in GANGNAM

Gangnam is, altogether, a fantastic spot for cafe-hopping. I spent the entire day here from morning till early evening, until I headed to KYOBO BOOKSTORE at Sinnonhyeon Station. The area is close to the Jamwon section of Hangang River Park, so take a walk to the famous South Korean river if you feel up to… Continue reading SEOUL DIARIES OO3: CAFE-HOPPING in GANGNAM

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SEOUL DIARIES OO2: GANGNAM

On my second day in Seoul, I travelled to Apgujeong in the district of Gangnam. To catch a trendy side of Seoul without the unexaggeratedly touristy appeal (aka Myeongdong), head to this part of town. Gangnam has been revolutionized by a wave of new-age Koreans. What I loved: this building dressed in a coat of… Continue reading SEOUL DIARIES OO2: GANGNAM