Funday Hongdae

I think Hongdae is my favourite neighbourhood in Seoul. It’s an area close to Hongik University which is known for their arts program so the neighbourhood is also very artsy with lots of street art. We went last weekend and the place was packed with people shopping, watching the street performers and getting their caricatures […]

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weekly recap #9 – seoul & taipei

q. current home/addy where i stayed (neighbourhood) and how long a. seoul (same airbnb, itaewon), taipei (airbnb/service hotel #1, zhongzheng) taipei (airbnb #2, daan) q. favourite meal a. roasted goose/duck lunch.  i’ll eat chinese duck on occasion but i’ve never had goose before.  there was the option to get bone-in or boneless; we opted for […]

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Porky Goodness

The Koreans definitely take their bbq seriously. There’s a lot of bbq joints around town. We chose two of the more well known ones from the blogsphere. Loco Quan 401 in Hongdae is owned by Running Man’s Haha. Since he shares my nickname, I figured we must try it out. Also, the restaurant serves Jeju black […]

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biking the han river

after we spent the day biking around kamakura, haha was practically begging me to get out on the bikes again 😀  ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration but she did want to take them out to spend a day alongside the han river that runs through the middle of seoul.  we grabbed lunch at a […]

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selfies, the korean epidemic

selfies, as defined from urbandictionary.com: A strange phenomenon in which the photographer is also the subject of the photograph, in a subversive twist on the traditional understanding of the photograph. Usually conducted because the subject cannot locate a suitable photographer to take the photo, like a friend. The beginning of the end of intelligent civilization […]

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leeum, samsung’s museum of art

our airbnb host made a strong push for us to visit the leeum museum in the itaewon neighbourhood.  in his words, “samsung has more money than the government so spend your time there” the interior is pretty amazing in it’s own right 12,000 won gets you access to all three of their museums; one dedicated […]

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the multiple dessert fail

we’ve been quite gluttonous in our diets thus far and went bonkers in japan with desserts after almost every meal.  we took a small break from sweets once our ramen ingestion increased in tokyo but seoul has so many dessert cafes with some amazing looking pastries and pies so we caved… on our way back […]

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finally a kickass beer!

maybe the truest sign of me being a vancouverite at heart is that i miss a good ipa more than anything else.  what i wouldn’t give for a cold glass of driftwood’s fat tug, brassneck’s passive aggressive or even powell street brewery’s white ipa.  craft beer is taking off in asia but i think it’s […]

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the many walking styles of asia

location: niseko terrain: resort town with fresh snow and high winds style: slowly, usually with our heels slipping out from under us resembles: location: rusutsu terrain: hotel lobbies and designated trails to the uploading lift style: upright resembles: location: otaru and sapporo terrain: flat & urban, fresh/packed snow, sub zero temperatures style: mostly small steps […]

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seoul street art

there’s art scattered all over the city of seoul.  from the buildings to the scuptures to the murals painted all over the walls in every neighborhood, there’s a lot to take in and the city looks to be quite supportive of local artists. ihwa mural village is one of four well known neighbourhoods in the […]

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first 24 hours in… seoul

now that we’re finally starting to hop between countries as well as cities, here’s our newest update series that we’re committing ourselves to… our initial impressions for the first 24 hours in a new city/country.  this inaugural post is for seoul, korea: jojo: what do i like? -architecture and art spread throughout the city -the […]

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