Over my years living in Seoul, I have always heard about the famous Dragon Hill Spa in Yongsan-gu, Seoul. On doing a search, I saw beautiful interiors with multi-levels of spas offering a a variety of treatments. I got a bad knot in my trapeze muscle, and decided to treat myself to a good massage at the ultimate jimjilbang in Seoul after my Korean class.
Namsan Tower or also known as Seoul Tower, is the iconic broadcasting station that lies atop Namsan mountain that is situated in the middle of Seoul Tower. It has now become a part of Seoul’s landscape and a major tourist attraction. The main feature of the tower are its 360 degree views of the city, so it’s best to go up on clear days.
In 2011, I went to the Hello Kitty and Friends’ convention in Seoul. Cute characters are serious business in Asian countries, and Korea is not an exception. Practically, everything can be made into a cute character much to my delight. It’s also appreciated and enjoyed by both adults and children.
I haven’t done a beauty post in a while. In fact, I have been slacking off on doing posts over the last few months. However, I am trying to make 1 post a week from this year on! As you all know, I love goodies from Korea. Shopping for make-up and beauty products is an amazing experience.
I first spotted the Hello Kitty pink café while roaming the streets of Hongdae in Seoul, South Korea in 2011. It was my first year in Korea and I was amazed at all the amazing cute things you could buy and see. I had no idea there was even a thing such as Hello Kitty Café, but I was in Asia and this is where Hello kitty thrives much to my happiness.
In my first year in Seoul, me and my friend went to the Seoul Latnern Festival that happens in the month of November every year. Originally known as the Lotus Lantern Festival, the display is set up along the Cheonggyecheon Stream in the North of Seoul in Jongno. As you start at Dongdaemun at Cheonggyecheon Plaza, you walk along the stream and view the lantern displays along a 1,2 km walk. There are fun characters from traditional Korean folk tales and cultural figures all in colourful bright lantern forms.
Yesterday was the Korean Liberation Day, also known as Gwangbokjeol, which in Korean means The Day the Light Returned. This day is celebrated on the 15 August in both North and South Korea and commemorates the liberation of Korea from the Japanese Imperial rule in 1945 after World War II. South Korea, along with its allies from the U.S.A and Russia helped over throw the Japan’s colonisation.
This post is actually waaaay over due! After living a few years in Korea and loads of shopping, it’s time to share the best places to get your shop on.
South Korea is a shopper’s paradise, and like most Asian countries you won’t be lacking for ANYTHING! The goods available and the variety will make you go nuts and the best part is that there are sales everywhere on everything. If you want something, you’ll get it!
Korean culture is very particular on one’s appearance so dressing well and looking good is essential to daily life. I will be constantly updating this post as fashion spots in Seoul are ever-changing!
In 2012, I got to see the Art and Fashion Grads exhibition in Seoul. I was invited by a student to see her sister’s final project being showcased at Hongdae’s Art Museum on the campus!
I’ve never actually went to the university, the location is popular for partying, shopping and clubbing and that’s all I had ever went to Hongdae for.