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Dinner and Live Music at Grand Hyatt Seoul

It was a freezing Sunday evening. Two weeks ago, Hubby and I visited Grand Hyatt Seoul for our weekend bonding. Hotel restaurants are usually fully-booked from December to January, but we were so lucky to get a table as one group cancelled their reservation. We had a delightful dinner at The Terrace with a magnificent… Continue reading Dinner and Live Music at Grand Hyatt Seoul

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Paju Premium Outlets

  Hubby and I dropped by Paju Premium Outlets (파주 프리미엄아울렛) for a quick shopping date before visiting a famous garden. Like we always do when we have limited time, we explored the shopping complex separately and agreed to meet after an hour to enjoy another round of shopping together. He really hates going out in… Continue reading Paju Premium Outlets

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The Garden BCJ (Byeokchoji)

The Garden BCJ (벽초지문화수목원, pronounced as byeok cho ji moon hwa soo mok won) is a popular filming location for Korean TV shows, dramas, movies and TV commercials. This beautiful garden is located in the countryside of Paju City in Gyeonggi Province -about an hour drive from downtown Seoul. From the entrance, you will see… Continue reading The Garden BCJ (Byeokchoji)

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Book Park (북파크): A Haven for Book Lovers in Seoul

Book Park is a combination of a bookstore, a coffee shop and an art gallery. It is located inside Blue Square, a multi-purpose cultural complex in Itaewon, Seoul. Upon entering the building, you will be greeted by thousands of books stacked on wooden shelves from floor to ceiling. The name was chosen to suggest that… Continue reading Book Park (북파크): A Haven for Book Lovers in Seoul

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A Huge Library inside a Shopping Mall

Hello Seoulmates! Check out this newly-opened massive (2,800 square meters) library inside COEX Mall, the largest underground shopping complex in Asia! Starfield Library (별마당 도서관) houses 50,000 books and magazines. Here you will find Korea’s largest collection of magazines, reaching 400-600 different titles. Shoppers can freely browse, read and search for books of their choice on kiosks… Continue reading A Huge Library inside a Shopping Mall

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Sarang-eui Damjang (사랑의 담장)

At the 4th floor of Ssamzie-gil Mall at Insadong, there is a spot called Sarang-eui Damjang (사랑의 담장) which literally means "fence of love." 사랑 means love and 담장 is the Korean-style brick fence/wall. It is located few steps away from Pooop Cafe. What you can do: Hang love notes with your special someone or friends Enjoy some food… Continue reading Sarang-eui Damjang (사랑의 담장)

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Gangnam Station Underground Shopping

Seoul subway stations are sometimes the best places to find great deals. In particular, Gangnam station is one of the best underground shopping centers in Metro Seoul. It is a paradise for shoppers who look for cheap and trendy items (clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, etc.). You may think it is ironic since Gangnam is known for luxurious and… Continue reading Gangnam Station Underground Shopping