Light Up the Night
Events

Light Up the Night

I did it! After three years, I finally got to check out the Seoul Lantern Festival. Every year I planned to see it, but I always got the dates wrong or just totally forgot. So, I finally got my chance to gaze upon the luminous wonder that is the lantern festival and it did not … Continue reading

Tart and Seoul
Cafés

Tart and Seoul

Wondering through 홍대 (Hongdae), I came across a café with some of the best tarts I’ve ever tasted! To be honest, what drew me in more than its name was the lovely clear windowed exterior. Avec Nous itself isn’t too big and could probably seat about 30 people, but it is kept spacious. As simple and … Continue reading

Battle of the Claw!
Culture

Battle of the Claw!

Korea is full of claw machines. I’m not talking about just inside arcades and theme parks, but inside shopping malls, outside convenient stores and restaurants and in random alley ways. Odds are if you walk down any given street, you’ll find at least one. For me, this game has become a bit of a fetish. … Continue reading

My Cheesy Birthday
Cafés / Places

My Cheesy Birthday

I love Cheesecake. Back home I loved going to The Cheesecake Factory for my birthday. Well, it’s been quite sometime since I’ve been back home and tasted an amazing slice of cheesecake. So, my very thoughtful boyfriend planned a very unique birthday for me a “cheesy” day if you will. Plan: A day of cheesecake … Continue reading

In the Dog House
Cafés

In the Dog House

It may be surprising to hear, but people in Korea love dogs and there are a whole string of cafés dedicated to them. And yes, while 개장국 (dog soup, made of dog) is a Korean dish, you definitely don’t get it at a dog café. Bau House is one of many popular cafés where you get to have … Continue reading

Santa Run!
Events

Santa Run!

Ok so maybe not a run… more like a crawl, a pub crawl to be exact. Actually let me back this story up a little bit. Saturday evening I was in 홍대 (Hongdae) heading back home from Bau House with my puppy and boyfriend when we noticed  a group of foreigners dressed in Santa gear. It … Continue reading