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또옹카페 (Poop Cafe)
Cafés

또옹카페 (Poop Cafe)

At first glance, 또옹카페 is a seemingly normal cafe, despite the odd name painted in huge letters across the windows. They also recently added drawings of the 12 zodiacs to the windows. However, once you get closer, you start to realize that there is a tree inside decorated with colorful poop-shaped papers. Then, once you are inside, you … Continue reading

Little Baja (리틀바하)
Restaurants

Little Baja (리틀바하)

Once you’ve lived in Korea for a while, it’s only a matter of time before you become homesick for the foods back home. Sometimes it’s the little things like a certain brand of cereal, perhaps a box of mac n’ cheese or, for me, Pop-Tarts. However, once you start to crave foods from certain restaurants … Continue reading

The Line Between Love & Hate: Korea’s 16th Annual Queer Culture Festival (퀴어문화축제)
Culture / Events / News

The Line Between Love & Hate: Korea’s 16th Annual Queer Culture Festival (퀴어문화축제)

When I first moved to Korea, almost 6 years ago, people would always tell me that “there are no gays in Korea” or “there are no gay Koreans.” When talk of sex let alone sexual identity is strictly taboo and coming out of the closet can cost you your family, job and leave you ostracized it’s not hard … Continue reading

Line Friends Store & Cafe
Cafés / Places

Line Friends Store & Cafe

While Kakao Talk may be the dominant choice among messenger apps in Korea, Line seems to be dominating the world with its ultimate cuteness. Back in March, Line launched it’s 3 floor ‘Line Friends’ flagship store in Garosu-gil making it the largest largest amongst the 7 LINE FRIENDS stores across the globe. I just so happened to … Continue reading