SEOUL DIARIES 015: ART @ CHEONGYECHEON STREAM

Discovered this underground cave of an artwork gallery at Cheongyecheon Stream 청계천 and thought it was worth a mention! Don’t miss it if you’re strolling along the picturesque waterway.   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. 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 asContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 014: CHEONGYECHEON STREAM 청계천”

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 moreContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES 008: CAFES IN ITAEWON”

SEOUL DIARIES OO6: SHOPPING @ IFC MALL & LOTTE OUTLETS

MARCH 22, 2014: DAY THREE Despite my frequent travels, I don’t do a lot of shopping overseas. Seoul is probably the only place where there’s never enough space in my luggages for my shopping loot! Hongdae’s open-till-late vintage and indie stores are just about my favourite places to go. Right up there on my favouriteContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES OO6: SHOPPING @ IFC MALL & LOTTE OUTLETS”

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 toContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES OO3: CAFE-HOPPING in GANGNAM”

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 ofContinue reading “SEOUL DIARIES OO2: GANGNAM”

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (IV)

This is the part we say goodbye to an awesome biking expedition: from stopping at various landmarks at San Francisco bay, to biking till the foot of the bridge, and then across the bridge, to exploring the city of Sausalito, I had so much fun that I forgot to feel tired. From the pier at Sausalito,Continue reading “Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (IV)”

Sausalito – Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (III)

Took a snapshot at this lovely residential estate cum diner by the bay! Loving how the baby blues of the house were in perfect pastel harmony with the cloud-streaked blues of the skies and crystal clear turquoise of the sea. We were finally in Sausalito, after biking from the pier, then across the Golden Gate Bridge!Continue reading “Sausalito – Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (III)”

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (II)

Part 1 saw us through the journey from Pier 39, and in Part Deux we finally peddled past the threshold and across 1.7 miles of galvanized steel! We did it – was my first thought, taking the first step onto the gate. The 2 of us only just saw the gate from the start-point milesContinue reading “Biking the Golden Gate Bridge | Part (II)”

The Love Lockdown

Couples lock down their vows over the Eiserner Steg in Germany, which stands proud over River Main linking Frankfurt’s city centre to the district of Sachsenhausen. Another lover’s bridge marked with everlasting passion symbolized by the act of locking with a sense of resilient security and firm, unyielding permanence. The irony of these very metalContinue reading “The Love Lockdown”

The Secret Rathaus Glockenspiel

Ever wondered what lies behind and inside the famous clock tower of Munich? Well, here’s a glimpse! A cafè/pub/restaurant lies within stone-grey walls, hidden away from the world that is watching the fairy stales spin atop the tower’s clock. xoxo, Viktoria Jean

5 Best Blogs on Cafès in London

This time tomorrow I will be in London, trolling SOHO’s awesome cafès. It’s time to share my favorite blogs when I’m seeking the best of UK’s brews! The 5 Best Blogs on Cafès in London ♛ Caffeine Mag What it is: UK’s only consumer coffee magazine, available in independent coffee shops What I love: TheirContinue reading “5 Best Blogs on Cafès in London”

Travel-diary: Asians in Munich

Touched down on the third largest city in Germany, the host city of the 1972 Summer Olympics, with the cutest city motto: München mag dich, which literally means Munich loves you. On the first day, we had lunch at Dachau Station, KZ-Gedenkstätte, in which our Döner (kebab) came in colossal proportions! Our stop where we touched downContinue reading “Travel-diary: Asians in Munich”

Maldives – Bandos Island Resort

Sun, sand, sky, sea – recipe for indulgences. And thus the three of us decided to go chasing dolphins in the setting sun! Maldives is indeed the perfect getaway. Self-shot with Jocelyn, Brenda and He-Cui. My hair was especially yummy that day, with a tinge of sea-salt. The awesome crew! And thus our journey toContinue reading “Maldives – Bandos Island Resort”