With any new city, the exploration starts with coffee shops – I’m curious about what will await us in Vancouver.
We’ve discovered the numerous Starbucks and the Blenz Coffee shops and cans see clearly a wide range of independent chains waiting for discovery.
Welcoming any hints!
The last couple of months were very busy, my husband and I moved from our home for the past year in Jamsil to an AirBnB and then to the in-laws. Living out of suitcases, working, catching-up with friends and saying ‘see you soon’ to friends old and new.
In February, we landed in Canada as new PR Residents after a very unexpected change and now we are finding our feet in Canada. We’ve explored the city as much as you can in a short space (say, 8 days!) and even managed to find our new home in downtown, get our paperwork sorted (SIN, cell phone, banking and await the PR card).
Now we’ve got only a few more days in AirBNB before the actual move and concluded that Canadians are insanely friendly, welcoming folks, very helpful and have a neat sense of humour.
Unlike Korea, we can find foods from Korea and the UK all at a good price whereas Korea, foreign food (say British in this case) often over priced and we are shocked by how cheap so many other things can get – if you compare to Korea.
Korea shares first place with China, as my personal favorite place.. can Canada grab that title. Let us see!
It certainly offers some incredible views!
My October plan is to try engage with my body, make it more healthy, start to get fitter as the winter is around the corner and many a new adventure seems to be on the horizon. I think it is an an important goal.
My latest finds include a few of Seoul’s very hip veggie eateries including:
Plant Cafe (Itaewon), Vegetable (Sinsa) and So-Iroum.
Here a few pictures:
Vegetable: 서울 강남구 가남대로162길41-22 오로라빌1층
(below) from my visit to PlantCafe http://www.plantcafeseoul.com
As the new year dawns for Jews, that means my birthday looms. I decided to take a detour on the way home and treated myself to a quiet but fulling meal at 소이로움(SOIROUM) a vegan restaurant/cafe which is only a short throw from the center of Seoul.
Very easy to find:
It took me nearly six years to be in the right place and the right weather to finally explore the memorial park in the heart of Gangnam, known as Seolleung and Jeongneung.
A UNESCO site that houses the Royal Tomb of King Seongjong and Queen Jeonghyeon (Seolleung) and The Royal Tomb of King Jungjong (Jeongneung).
The site is not only the Royal Tomb but a home to a lot of nature waiting to say ‘hi!’
Please visit this site at the heart of Gangnam, it costs only 1000W.
1, Seolleung-ro 100-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 강남구 선릉로100길 1 (삼성동)
Explore Busan Museum of Art in 2015, a walk down memory lane because art is beautiful whatever date!
SEMA (Seoul Museum of Art) always offers a variety of awesome exhibitions, I was especially impressed with the work of the late Chun Kyung-Ja’s work and equally I suggest art lovers explore all of the SEMA locations in Seoul and even given their gallery in Nown-Gu a look over.
Take a look at some articles about:
Imagine your Korea : Seoul Museum of Art
Chun Kyung-Ja – BlouinArtInfo