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Korea is a beautiful country and it is definitely an amazing holiday destination! most of my posts are written after I started living in Korea so they are honest views and also I included many non-touristy destinations! enjoy!

I provide directions for most of my posts and even maps for some which are more complicating! if they are missing and you NEED them, leave a comment and I’ll try to include one!

Specials

Cherry Blossom Sights in Seoul 
Seoul Itinerary
FOOD TOUR by Ongo
Hanbok Rental

Biking in Seoul
Guide to Backpacking in Korea

Cute stuff to buy
What to pack for studying/coming to Korea for a long period
Clubbing in Seoul

Clubbing in Seoul 2015
Food in Korea 101
35 things I’ve noticed about Korean people
Korean Culture and Etiquette
My favourite places
How I learned Korean
What’s Halal in Korea?
Cost of living in Seoul

Seoul

Mapo (Ewha, Sinchon, Hongik, Hapjeong area)

Hangang and Seonyudo 한강하고 선유도
Luxury Su, Hongdae (Noraebang/SUPER NICE Karaoke)
Seodaemun Prison of History and Culture
Hong Dae 홍대 [Night time | Daytime]
Hongdae Free Market
Ewha Woman’s University 이대  [one | two | shopping post]
Sinchon 신촌 8,000won BBQ Buffet Shop

Sinchon Cherry Blossoms 신촌 벚꽃
Trick Eye Museum @ Hongdae 트릭 아이 박물관

Yeouido
Hangang during Autumn
[Dining in]Noryangjin Fish Market 노량진 수산시장
Yeouido Cherry Blossom 여의도 벚꽃 죽제
Noryangjin Fish Market 노량진 수산시장, Yeouido 여의도
COEX Aquirium

COEX Mall
Shopping in Seoul (COEX, Dong Dae Mun 동대문)

Yongsan
Itaewon 이태원
N Seoul Tower, Namsan 남산
N Seoul Tower in Autumn 남산타워 (가을)

Jongno
Gwangjang Market 광장시장
Unhyungung and Samcheongdong 운현궁&삼청동
Sam Cheong Dong 삼청동 [#with MAP!]
Deoksugung Palace 덕수궁
Jogyesa Temple 조계사
Cheonggyecheon Steam 청계천 Day | Night
Namdaemun Market 남대문시장
King Sejong’s Museum 세종대왕의 박물관
Namsangol Hanok Village 남산골한옥마을
Bukchon Hanok Village 복촌한옥마을

Insadong 인사동 traditional street with loads of souvenirs
Walking from Insadong 인사동 to Samcheongdong 삼청동
Changdeokgung Palace 창덕궁

Gyeongbokgung Palace 경복궁

Myeongdong 명동


Gangnam area
Lotte World 롯데월드
[Banpo Bridge] Rainbow Fountain

Others
Jjimjilbang : Silloam 실로암 랜드 사우나

Out of Seoul

Gyeonggi-do & Gangwon-do

[Hongcheon 홍천] Camping Experience
[Yongin 용인] Runningman Sauna
[Sokcho 속초] Seorak Mountain 설악산  (my graduation trip)
[Pyongchang 평창] Pyeongchang Special Olympic Games 평창 특별한 올림픽
Suwon 수원
[Yongin 용인] Directions to Everland 에버랜드

[Yongin 용인] Everland 에버랜드 Part [one two]
[Yongin 용인] Everland 에버랜드 : T-Express (the no.1 Roller Coaster)
[Chuncheon 춘천] Directions to Nami Island 남이섬
[Chuncheon 춘천] Nami Island 남이섬 [end of Autumn | Summer | Autumn]

Cheongdo
Bull Fighting Festival 청도 소싸움
Wine Tunnel (romantic 100%!)

Korean Pension Experience

Busan
Nampo-dong’s Eatery Alley 먹자골목
Songdo Beach 성도해수욕장
Jagalchi Market 자길치시장
Taejongdae 태종대
Madam Tussauds

Cheongju
Filming Set of ‘Baker King, Kim Tak Goo’ and ‘Man of Honor’

Jeonju
Jeonju 전주

Gyeongju
Gyeongju during Winter

Changwon
Jinhae Cherry Blossoms

Jeju Island
Yongmeori Coast 용머리해안
Hamdeok Beach 함덕해수욕장
Seongsan Ilchulbong 성산일출봉

Cafe’s and Eateries
$: below 15,000won
$$: around 20,000won
$$$: around 30,000won
$$$$: over 40,000won

☆: won’t return
☆☆: worth a visit
☆☆☆: may return
☆☆☆☆: will return
☆☆☆☆☆: definitely return
☆☆☆☆☆☆: superb!

Mapo (Ewha, Sinchon, Hongik area)
[Hongdae 홍대] Bonita Di Cafe, a Raccoon Cafe ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Sangsu 상수] Gyeongju Sikdang 경주식당 ($$) ☆☆☆☆
[Hongdae 홍대] Peony 피오니 ($) ☆☆☆☆☆
[Hongdae 홍대] Kareo 카레오 ($) ☆☆☆☆☆
[Sinchon 신촌] Gong Reung One Whole Chicken 공릉 닭한마리 ($) ☆☆☆☆☆
[Hongdae 홍대] Cooking Mate (CLOSED) ($$)☆
[Hongdae 홍대] Gusto Taco 구스토 타코 ($$) ☆☆☆☆
[Hongdae 홍대] Gelati Gelati 젤라띠 젤라띠 ($) ☆☆☆☆☆☆
[Sinchon 신촌] Choco Blossom 초코 블로슴  ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Sangsu 상수] Atelier Decoa Ballim 아뜰리에 데코아 발림 ($) ☆☆☆
[Hongdae 홍대] Delhi 델히 ($) ☆☆
[Sinchon 신촌] Cafe Container (tallest Oreo patbingsu!) 카페콘테이너 ($) ☆☆
[Edae 이대] Make Your Own Cake 케이크를 꾸미는 곳 ($$) ☆☆☆
[Hongdae 홍대] Hongdae Ddeokbokki 홍대떡볶이 ($) ☆☆☆
[Hongdae 홍대] Kongbul 콩불 ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Sinchon 신촌] Ashley W+ 아슈리 W+ ($) ☆☆
[Edae 이대] the hugest Patbingsu (watermelon Patbingsu)동구밖 수박 팥빙수 ($) ☆
[Hongdae 홍대] aA The Art Museum Cafe (filming place of BoA’s Only One vid!)에이에이 카페 ($-$$) ☆☆☆☆
[Sinchon 신촌] Gopchang 곱창 (Cow’s intestines) ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Sinchon 신촌] just bars in Sinchon 신촌에있는 바 ($~) ☆☆☆☆
[Sinchon 신촌] Ikan Bakar ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Sinchon 신촌] Patbingsu 호밀팥 ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Hongdae 홍대] Bau Haus Dog Cafe바우하우스카페 (Moved to Hapjeong) ($) ☆☆☆☆☆
[Sinchon 신촌] CM’s Box (CLOSED) ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Hongdae 홍대] Toms Cat Cafe 탐탐카페 ($) ☆☆☆

Yongsan (Itaewon)
[Noksapyeong] Little Neck ($$) ☆☆☆☆
[Noksapyeong] Kkaolli Pochana ($$) ☆☆☆☆
[Itaewon] Manimal Smokehouse 매니멀스모크하우스 ($$) ☆☆☆☆
[Beotigogae] Brera 브레라 (Authentic Italian) ($$) ☆☆☆☆
[Itaewon] Vatos 바토스 (Korean Mexican Fusion) ($$) ☆☆☆☆
[Hangangjin] Passion 5 패션5 (Best Dessert!) ($$)☆☆☆☆☆
[Itaewon] My Thai (Thai Restaurant) ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Itaewon] Sam Ryan’s – TUESDAY IS RIBS DAY! (American Pub) ($~) ☆☆☆

Jongno
[Gwanghwamun 광화문] Spicy Eel 공평동 꼼장어 ($~$$) ☆☆☆☆☆
[Samcheongdong 삼청동] Bukmakgol북막골 ($$) ☆☆☆☆
[Jongno 종로] Samhaejib Oyster Bossam삼해집 굴보쌈 ($) ☆☆☆
[Samcheongdong 삼청동] Masizzim마시찜 (MOVED) ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Buam-dong 부암동] Prep프렙 ($$$~) ☆☆☆☆☆
[Bukchon 북촌] Michelin Starred Soy Crab, Ganjang Gejang 간장게장 ($$$$)☆☆☆☆☆☆
[Bukchon 북촌] Meet Market (Steak) 밋마켓 ($$~)☆☆☆☆
[Jongno 종로] Tea Oreum Melon Bingsu ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Dongdaemun 동대문] Dalghanmari 원할매닭한마리 ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Gwanghwamun 광화문] Yamaya (Fukuokan Cuisine) 야마야 ($-$$) ☆☆☆☆☆
[Myeongdong 명동] Myeongdong Gyoja 명동 교자 ($) ☆☆☆
[Samcheongdong 삼청동] Hanjeongsik 한정식 ($$$) ☆☆☆
[Samcheongdong 삼청동] Samcheongdong Sujebi 삼청동 수제비 ($) ☆☆☆
[Samcheongdong 삼청동] The 2nd Best Place in Seoul 서울서 둘째로 잘 하는 집 (2015) ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Samcheongdong 삼청동] The 2nd Best Place in Seoul 서울서 둘째로 잘 하는 집 ($)☆☆☆☆
[Insa-dong  인사동] Korean Traditional Tea ($) ☆☆


Hyehwa/Daehakno
Hakrim Dabang Coffee 학림다방 (filming site of you who came from the stars) ($) ☆☆☆
Ujju Mini Octopus Fondue!우쭈 쭈꾸미퐁듀
 ($) ☆☆☆☆
Pure Goroke (CLOSED) ($) ☆☆☆☆

Gangnam
[Gangnam 강남] Tokkijung Project 토끼정 ($) ☆☆☆
[Sinsa 신사] Jangsarang 장사랑 ($$-$$$) ☆☆☆☆☆
[Sinsa 신사] Pro Soy Crab 프로간장게장 ($$) ☆☆☆☆☆
[Sinsa 신사] Remicone ($) ☆☆☆☆
[Sinsa 신사] Vatos 바토스 (Korean Mexican Fusion) ($$-$$$) ☆☆☆☆
[Galleria 갤러리아] Tastingroom 테이스팅룸 ($$$) ☆☆☆
[Gangnam Station 강남역] Goldfish (dimsum) 골드피쉬 ($$) ☆☆☆☆
[Sinsa 신사] Bobired 바비레드 ($-$$) ☆☆☆☆
[Gangnam Station 강남역] Butter Fingers Pancake 버터핑거 팬케이크 ($-$$) ☆☆☆
[Gangnam Station 강남역] Mies Container 미즈컨테이너 ($$) ☆☆☆

Out of Seoul
[Yangpyeong양평] Dreamy Cafe꿈꾸는 사진기 ($) ☆☆☆☆☆

Others (and general)
Softree VS. Sweetruck : Honey ice-cream comparison
Sheraton D-Cube Hotel High Tea Set
Baskin Robbins in Korea (and why you should eat it here)
Cafe Pascucci
Sannakji 산낙지(Raw Octopus)
Nolita
Palsaik Samgyupsal (pork belly in 8 different marinate) 8색삼겹살
Jumok Bab 주먹밥
Fish Egg Soup 알탕 (al-tang)
Nurungjitang 누룽지탕
Hoddeok 호떡
Honey Bread
Meal Top Patbingsu 밀탑
Couple Ice Cream Bar! 쌍쌍바

Busan
Weird Food in Jagalchi Market 자갈치시장
Pork Soup Rice 돼지국밥 (dweji kuk bab)


Korean Culture and My Experience Studying Here

I’ve Arrived in Korea!
A Korean Nightmare

The Korean Army

Alien Card

The Rare Snow

Black Day

14th of Each Month
Visiting the Army Camp and Chicken Take-away

Rose Day and Teachers Day

Korean Guys

Adult’s Day
What you have to consider before studying in Korea
Celebrating a 21st Birthday, The Korean Way.
Autumn in Korea
Autumn Photoshoot [one | two]
Pepero Day! 빼빼로 데이
Jjimdalg Cooking Class and 100% (Korean Boy Band) 찜닭 요리반과 100%
Seollal 설날 (Korean New Year)
Spring 2013
My 21st Birthday
Why studying in Korea is tough [one | two]
Nice Korean people
Similarities and Differences between Japan and Korea
Turning Korean in 10 ways
Spring Photoshoot 2014
Things I miss after leaving Malaysia
Mers and Scandals

Events

Psy’s Free Concert 싸이의 콘서트
SBS Ingikayo 에스비에스 인기가요
Seoul International Fireworks Festival 서울 국제 불꽃 축제
Pyeongchang Special Olympic Games 평창 특별한 올림픽
Hi Seoul and R-16
Mnet Countdown
Korea’s FiFA Woldcup Cheer!


Life in Yonsei

Placement Test
Orientation Day
First 3 days of School
Spring Tour!
Cherry Blossom Preview
Mid-terms
the song Yonseians sing to diss Kodaeians

Yonsei’s Library
연대의 우아한 도서관
Akaraka Concert 아카라카

Oppa Sinchon Style
Graduation Ceremony 졸업식
Yongojeon 연고전
Akaraka 2012
Snowing in Yonsei
Yonsei’s Winter Sonata [one | two | three]
Level 6 Graduation Trip
Graduation Ceremony
Akaraka 2013
Yonsei’s University Festival

Life in Sungkyunkwan

Orientation Day 오티
Opening Party 개파
Cherry Blossom in Sungkyunkwan
MT (Membership Training)
Veritas-1
Winter Photoshoot at SKKU

Uncategorized

Yes Dica (recommended Camera Shop) @ Namdaemun
Sisters pre-wedding shoot in Korea

Korean Beauty

Whoo Spa @ Sinsa
Masqueology Magic Lipstick

Too Cool For School Product Review
Etude House Hair Dye – Mocha Pink
Konad Nail Art [for other related posts click here]
Mise En Scene Hairdye (almost all the colours!)

3 thoughts on “Korea

  1. Louise says:

    Hi Jamie,
    Thank you so much for this informative blog! Really appreciate the hard work you put into it! Erm, I actually have a question and hope it won’t take up too much of your time.

    I’m Asian and when I asked the shop owners whether they a new piece of clothing (as in inside the storeroom and not displayed outside), they always said no but when the Korean ladies ask, they always managed to magically came up with a new piece. Is it the way I ask in English – May I have a new piece please? Or is it because they feel that the clothes displayed on the rack are already new (as in not worn by anyone) so they are confused by my question?

    Thank you for taking your time to read my question and I hope it is not too much of a hassle. I’m just really curious 🙂

    Regards,
    Louise

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    Jamie Liew Reply:

    Hi Louise,

    Thanks for reading! I can’t really answer your question as it may be because it was the last piece or maybe she just displayed it. there are many factors. but it may be because she doesn’t understand you too! I hadn’t come across like a different treatment in shops since I am Asian and barely hear any stories except for those shopping at DDM.

    keep reading!

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    Louise Reply:

    I see. I see. I really appreciate that you took time out of your busy schedule to answer my ‘nonsensical’ question 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Thank you so much! 🌻🌻🌻

    I will definitely keep reading your informative blog! ❤️

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